Monday 14 July
Tuesday 15 July
Wednesday 16 July
Year 8 District Cricket Finals at Scarborough with Mr Hopper.
Thursday 17 July
Whole School Reading
Friday 18 July
3.30pm SCHOOL CLOSES FOR SUMMER
Art and Design
During Key Stage 3 pupils will develop their creativity and imagination through projects which give them opportunities to explore a wide range of two and three dimensional techniques including painting, print making, collage, ceramics and sculpture. These activities help them to build on and improve their practical skills and to extend their knowledge and experience of materials, processes and practices. They are encouraged to engage confidently with art, craft and design in the contemporary world and from different times and cultures. Through the subject they become more independent in using the visual language to communicate their own ideas, feelings and meanings.
There is a policy of continual assessment and the statutory requirement of the National Curriculum are implemented for Year 7, 8 and 9.
- Year 7: Pupils joining the school will have had a variety of different art and design experiences. In this year, the priority will be to extend students' experience of a range of media and techniques. A special focus will be made on the formal elements of art and design and developing drawing as a key skill for both observation and individual creativity.
- Year 8: Pupils are taught to explore and develop ideas through a variety of projects that build on knowledge, skills and understanding gained in year 7. Activities become more sustained and require pupils to evaluate and develop work in greater depth.
- Year 9: During their final year, pupils are introduced to a wider range of techniques and ways of working; including GCSE and BTEC work. Those students who show a particular flair or interest in art and design will be able to opt to follow art for a full afternoon once a week. During this time there will be an opportunity to complete their Arts Award at bronze or silver level.
An after school Art Club encourages creativity, it enables pupils to continue with independent work or learn and experiment with new techniques. This is a nationally recognised award through Trinity College, London.