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Key Stage 3 Art & Design


School facilities

The Art and Design department at MIS secondary school is close to being fully equipped to cater all the disciplines incorporated in the Fine Arts. This includes Intaglio and screen printing, Art and Computer Graphics, Art and DT textiles, Painting, Ceramics, Two dimensional and Three dimensional design.


Course structure

Students complete three creative projects throughout the school year. This is assessed by observing the students technical mark making skills, their conceptual understanding and their experimental ability. Students have the opportunity to work with Ceramics throughout Key Stage Three as an accessible way to create Three dimensional work.


Course overview


Year 7
Pupils in Year 7 are introduced to the Formal elements of Art and Design. This is explored in detail with geometry in term one, Colour theory in term two and finally Ceramics and nature in term three.

Year 8

Pupils in Year 8 continue to build on their artistic techniques by exploring relief with a project on the theme ‘A bug’s life’  in term one, Op art in term two and finally exploring and creating Pop Art in term three.

Year 9
Pupils in Year 9 refine their art skills and practices by exploring Portraiture in term one, expanding their knowledge of Natural forms in term two and finally exploring and creating African Art and Mask making in term three.


Pupils also undertake a GCSE taster project as a final unit in order to inform them of expectations and standards expected for GCSE level.


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