Art and Design

Head of Dept: Mrs J McCluskey

Staff in department

Mrs J McCluskey, Mrs B Lowth

A Level

  • A level exam board: CCEA
Module% of AS or
A2 grade
How is it assessed?Module Title
AS Module 150%Teacher assessed with external moderationExperimental Portfolio
AS Module 250%Teacher assessed with external moderationPersonal Outcome
A2 Module 150%Teacher assessed with external moderationPersonal Investigation (Essay)
A2 Module 250%Teacher assessed with external moderationExternally set assignment


  • GCSE exam board: CCEA
GCSE% of GCSE gradeHow is it assessed?Unit title
Unit 160%Teacher assessed with external moderationCore portfolio
Unit 240%Teacher assessed with external moderationWorking to a stimulus

KS3: Brief topic overview

Year 8
Pencils, shape and form, shading, highlights, colour, tints and tones, colour psychology, painting techniques, textures, painted textures, portraits, ICT poster, critical and contextual research on portraits

Year 9
Autumn landscape, perspective, vanishing points, composition and balance, pattern making, printmaking, ICT pattern making, ceramics and low relief, life drawing. Critical and Contextual research – Impressionism and Rodin and Moore.

Year 10
Pictorial composition,(family celebration) analytical drawing and painting, good design, the design loop, designing confectionary eggs, ICT graphic design project. Critical and Contextual research Post Impressionism and Picasso and Cubism.