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Key Stage 3 Curriculum Art

The Art department at Sacred Heart is really quite special.  Our spacious and light studios focusing on printmaking, ceramics, painting, drawing and digital art, reside in their own unique area of the school. 

In Art we develop the skills, which enable students to record and express their feelings, ideas and observations. Students explore visual, tactile and other sensory experiences to communicate ideas and meanings. 

We follow the national curriculum for art which aims to ensure that all pupils produce creative work, explore their ideas and record their experiences. In KS3, students learn to become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art and craft techniques. Students learn to evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design. We introduce them to a variety of past and present great artists, craft makers and designers, and so they have an appreciation and understanding of the historical and cultural development of their art forms.

For GCSE, students learn to appreciate and value images across times and cultures, and to understand the contexts in which they were made. Students reflect critically on their own and other people’s work, judging quality, value and meaning. They learn to think and act as artists and craftspeople, working creatively and intelligently. They develop an appreciation of art, craft and design, and its role in the creative and cultural industries that enrich their lives. 

Students will regularly visit galleries in London, which enhances knowledge of artworks and helps to develop creativity and styles. A trip abroad is also available alternate years.

Partnerships with the Saatchi Gallery, Tate Britain / Modern, National Portrait Gallery and V&A will encourage students to attend lectures by practising artists and art historians.

Weekend workshops and portfolio preparation courses at the Camden Arts centre. Become a member of the Youth Collective and work with other young people to create interesting and independent artwork. Summer and Easter workshops will be available at either The Tate Gallery, The Saatchi Gallery or National Portrait Gallery. 

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