Welcome to the Art and Design area. Here, you will be able to get a small taste of the exciting
projects going on within the department, that the students get to experience.
At Key Stage 3 the students have one lesson of Art per week, covering two projects per year.
Throughout, the students complete a range of homework cycles that link to each project. All projects
and homework cycles are designed to give the students a full and broad experience of Art.
Moving up into Key Stage 4, and Art and Design GCSE, the students now have three lessons per
week. The projects become more specialised, allowing the students to grow further and experiment
more. The students follow the WJEC exam board Art and Design GCSE course. Here, the students will
complete a series of coursework projects that contribute to 60% of their overall grade. The students
complete their course with a ten-hour externally assessed assignment contributing 40% to their
At Key Stage 5, Art and Design A level, the students progress to six lessons per week. The students
follow the AQA exam board Art and Design A level course. Here, the students take the reins by
designing and creating their own personal themes to explore over the course. The projects are highly
personalised, as the students explore a range of artists, techniques, styles and media in search of a
realised, artistic conclusion to their themed journey. To accompany their coursework portfolio, the
students will write an essay, 1000 – 3000 words, analysing their work. This combined work
contributes 60% of their overall grade. The students will complete their course with a fifteen-hour
externally assessed assignment contributing 40% to their overall grade.
Please access the links below to find out more of what is being delivered in Art and Design through
each Key Stage: