NRC Secondary – Art

Key Stage 3

About the Course

At New River College we aim to deliver a high-quality Art education that will engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art and craft.

What will students learn?

  • Produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences
  • Become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques
  • Evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design
  • Know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.

How will students be assessed?

By the end of key stage 3, pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes specified in the relevant programme of study.

Key Stage 4

About the Course

The Key Stage 4 curriculum for Art and Design develops the creative, practical and analytical skills for understanding and expressing ideas, feelings and meanings in art and design.

What will students learn?

Students study the Edexcel GCSE Art & Design specification (2AD01) – full details of the content can be found here.

How will students be assessed?

The GCSE Art & Design qualification is assessed by a final practical exam and portfolio which is put together by the students during the second half of Year 11.