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Curriculum: Art Key Stage 3

During Key Stage 3 we ensure students are always learning something new and developing new skills. They will work on several projects each year, from a range of inspirational starting points.

The national curriculum for art and design aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • 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.

Students will undergo a number of projects each year and through these they will  develop a range of skills across key stage 3. They are able to explore a range of 2D and 3D techniques and materials which are broad and varied and build a foundation of skills for GCSE and beyond. Each project links to appropriate artists and students develop their understanding of art and how to apply their style of working. They develop cultural awareness through some of the projects and students learn how to reflect and evaluate their work as it progresses.

The curriculum encourages students to explore, experiment, develop ideas and produce final outcomes, working both independently and with others. Our excellent facilities enable us to offer a broad curriculum, developing a wide range of skills. These facilities include: specialist art studios, a kiln room, dark room and multi-media digital room.

Additional information is available here:

Further enquiries should be sent to

Ms N Dalby - Head of Art

Richard Lander School