CDSA Image Library update 111115

Subject Leader: J Gardner

Subject Team: A Wilson and N Perry

General Subject Statement:
We believe in a creating and having a learning environment where students can: experience a broad and balanced knowledge of materials, processes and use of media; establish a confident and imaginative approach to Art, Design and Craft; take responsibility for their own learning and that of others; develop inter-personal relationships and skills that revolve around the care of others, sharing and a sense of belonging.


GCSE Art and Design Unendorsed EdexcelTerm 1 and 2Term 2 and 3
Year 9Developing and exploring ideas. A Study into the structure and shape of natural formIndividual thematic study exploring personal responses to a topicCoursework
Year 10Develop and refining ideas. Working with ceramic and the start of the thematic responses to ‘Deconstruction Reconstruction’Exploring the work of artists, traditions and other cultures and presentation of work
Year 11Colour exploration and the development of ideas/sketchbook work. Mixed media application of development work onto a final piece in either 2 or 2D reliefExternally Set Assignment (set by the exam board). Approximately February to MayExternally Set Assignment
GCSE 3D Art and Design EdexcelTerm 1 and 2Term 2 and 3
Year 9Exploring 3D techniques in card, paper, wire and clay. Developing ideas and ways to communicateDevelopment and refinement of final pieces for natural form sculpture pieceCoursework
Year 10Contextual research. Design and make a character for TV, film or theatre. Development and refinement work to include wire, clay, card, foam and latex.Final pieces completed this term.
Contextual research into Artists and Designers working in Architecture and Sculpture
Year 11Exploring buildings, architecture and sculpture through student set brief. Working through to final pieces.Externally Set Assignment (set by the exam board). Approximately February to MayExternally Set Assignment
A Level Art, Craft and DesignTerm 1 and 2Term 2 and 3
Year 12Focussed contextual and practical studies on:

  • Creating and using collage
  • Expressive mark-making and paint
  • Drawing and Observation
Development of individual student set brief. Contextual research, develop and refine work through to final pieces in 2D and 3D
Begin personal study – looking at an area of Art and Design practice. Research and investigate
Year 13Develop practical responses to the personal study. Intensive exploration and refinement. Outcomes in 2D and/or 3DExternally Set Assignment (set by the exam board). Approximately February to MayExternally Set Assignment

Curriculum Intent Organisers:

To set out the intent of our curriculum for each subject and each unit of knowledge, we produce Curriculum Intent Organisers (CIOs). The following links lead to the CIO section of our website where this intent can be explored by year group:

Year 7 –

Year 8 –

Year 9 –

Year 10 –

Year 11 –

Upcoming Events

  • Summer Holidays 23/07/2021 at 12:30 pm – 08/09/2021 at 8:30 am Summer Holidays2021-07-26T00:00:00Z2021-09-01T00:00:00Z
  • First Day of Term (Years 7 & 12) 08/09/2021
  • First Day of Term (Whole School) 09/09/2021

Themes of Interest