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Thirsk School

& Sixth Form College


    In KS3 Art we study the following topics :

    Year 7

    • drawing still life
    • portraiture and colour theory
    • printing and collage - Aesop’s Fables
    • landscape and sculpture

    Year 8

    • drawing still life
    • printing, graphics and pop art
    • sculpture, mixed media & other cultures
    • landscape and colour

    Year 9

    • drawing mixed media
    • stencilling and graffiti
    • conflict and war
    • portraiture and imagination

    Assessment :

    • assessing formally 3 times  a year using a formative comment process  (A Medal and Mission)
    • monitoring own skills using the tracking sheet in every book, completed by class teacher at the end of every project
    • peer and self assessing will take place throughout each project
    • verbal assessing regularly from teaching staff throughout project work

    Learning beyond the classroom :

    • practising drawing skills at least once a fortnight from real objects
    • experimenting with other materials as much as possible
    • undertaking copies of artists work
    • visiting Art galleries and observing artworks wherever possible

    Teachers of KS3 Art :

    Mrs L Atkinson - Head of Art

    Mrs J Fenwick - Teacher of Art

    Mrs H Webb - Teacher of Art