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In year 7:
Students are introduced to a range of new techniques, materials, artists and themes. These experiences set the foundation for developing as an effective artist and creative thinker. Each theme is designed to develop a balance of practical skills, knowledge and understanding.
In year 8:
Modules have been designed to extend the creativity, learning, knowledge and skills introduced in the previous year’s course. Students will be encouraged to work independently, to experiment with techniques and to evaluate the progression of their ideas.
In year 9:
In preparation for the thematic approach to work in Y10, students are given a project brief and are encouraged to select and develop individual ideas. Students use diverse sources and are introduced to different ways of creating work that is inspired by a theme or an individual artist. Art appreciation is also a main focus in Y9. Students are asked to analyse and evaluate examples of modern and contemporary art practice, developing further their knowledge of art terms and the confidence to express personal thoughts and opinions.
In art this means:
In year 7
In year 8
In year 9