The Stopsley High School Key Stage Three Art curriculum builds on core skills with a specific focus on drawing and other fundamental 2D processes such as printing and painting. We feel that our curriculum offered at Key Stage Three embodies the aims and concepts of the new National Curriculum, providing opportunities for independence and challenges for creativity. Literacy is an important part of our Key Stage Three curriculum and throughout each project students undertake extensive written work to help increase verbal and written communication skills.
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What would you like to be?
An artist, a graphic designer, a games designer, a photographer, an architect, a fashion designer, a textile designer, a digital artist, a theatre set designer, a costume designer, a movie maker, an animator, advertising, journalism…
Exam Board: OCR
Specification: Click Here for OCR site
Coursework & Examination
Component 1 – this is the portfolio where you will develop, explore and record your ideas. You will learn skills, whilst developing your knowledge and understanding. You will have the opportunity to create a personal response to starting points which can be visual or written and you will work in a range of chosen traditional and/or digital media.
Component 2 - has an early release paper from which you will be able to choose a starting point either visual or written to develop a response using the skills, knowledge and understanding you have gained through your chosen course of study. You will be given a period of preparation then a10 hour period of sustained focussed study in which to realise your intentions. Both components will be marked internally by your teacher and moderated externally by OCR.