At Key Stage 3 students will rotate around the different areas of the faculty and will gain:
A working understanding of the design process and theory of design
Experience of applying design skills using a full range of materials and ingredients such as Food, Textiles, Product Design and Smart Materials
An understanding of art movements, the birth of Modern Art and how to link it to their own ideas
An appreciation of ‘Iconic Designers’ and the way they have influenced the world
Experience of the application of tone, perspective techniques and drawing skills to produce accurate drawings. They will also learn ‘colours’ including complementary colour and mixing shades and washes
An understanding of the social, moral and cultural issues that surround Art and Design
Skills in the practice and use of state of the art, industrial standard CAD/CAM equipment
Experience of the use of technical equipment such as clay, print and batik
A full understanding of safe practice in workshops, kitchens and art studios
Knowledge and ability to be able to use subject-specific vocabulary
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Our faculty is frequently open out of lessons to students wanting to continue class work or develop work of their own. The students’ work branches out of the faculty and into several exhibition areas around the academy.
The faculty takes part in a great deal of external competitions and initiatives and we have secured lottery funding to be able to run our “Let’s Get Cooking” club. We also enlist the services of a small group of students and train them up to be a professional sign writing team. Art clubs are also available to all years during selected lunchtimes.
Our faculty strives to create talented, thoughtful and creative young people. The staff members in our faculty are talented and enthusiastic individuals with a number of years of professional experience, who exhibit their work around the country.