Art and Design

At Redmoor Academy, Art and Design occupies a unique position in relation to other curriculum areas. The KS3 curriculum is tailored to enhance creativity, develop practical skills and encourage independent learning as we aim to provide the highest quality provision for our students.

We take Art and Design to be a broad term, which covers the subject areas at KS3 of:

• Three Dimensional Design
• Food Technology
• Fine Art
• Textiles Technology
• Graphic Communication
• Photography
• Information Technology (CAD/CAM)

Our aims:-

• To maximise the success of every student in terms of achievement in Art and Design.
• To provide students with the opportunities to develop qualities of independence, expression and motivation to succeed through a range of Art and design subject areas.
• To provide students with the skills and knowledge to make informed decisions.
• To provide an Art and Design curriculum that gives access to a wide range of techniques and processes, that allows and values individuals’ expression and that provides flexibility for individual development.
• To provide a safe and stimulating environment.

Within the Department, pupils at Key Stage 3 will develop:

• A broad understanding of the meaning, importance and contribution of Art, Crafts and Design in the multi-racial world of today, and in the culture of the past.
• An understanding of the skills essential to the construction of visual and 3D works.
• Visual literacy – the confidence and capability to express and understand visual imagery.
• Personal expression, using exploration, research and recording.
• The ability to discuss and make evaluative statements, written and orally.
• Skills in the handling of a wide and varied range of techniques, skills and media.
• A respect for their work environment, their own work and that of others.


Students are assessed on four areas. They are awarded marks for Artist and Designer Studies, Experimentation, Development of Ideas and a Final Response.

Pathways are used by the Department to track progress and Designated Improvement and Reflection Time is regularly used to allow students to improve their work. Final attitude to learning and progress is assessed at the end of each module using each student’s pathway information which allows students to create their own specific targets.