Subject: ART

By its very nature art, craft and design has a therapeutic approach, as such it can be a great tool for self-expression, one that can build confidence and self-esteem whilst developing creativity and new skills. The tasks can be differentiated in a variety of ways to specifically meet the needs of the individual, by length and depth of task, by the level of challenge of new and emerging skills. Materials, resources and activities can be tailored to fit, and young people can explore their own interests through different media and their own personal response. Tasks can be structured and scaffolded to support and encourage and challenge can be administered to develop talent and promote independent working and collaboration when appropriate.



Year Group


 Autumn Term

 Spring Term

 Summer Term






How and why do artists create images of self? 


Celebrations and Festivals 

How do different cultures and religions celebrate their important days? 


Natural Forms 

Why do artists use outdoor art to express their feelings about the environment? 






Totems and Talismans 

Why do different cultures believe in totems and talismans? 


Fantasy and Fiction 

How do we create mood and drama?  


Food for Thought 

Compare the ways artists use food in their art and craft. 






Conflict and Resolution 

How can we express meaningful and powerful messages through art? 


The Human Figure 

Compare how artists use the human figure within their work 


Consolidation Project 

What skills have you developed to create a personal response? 






AQA GCSE Art, Craft and Design and AQA Units

Component 1: must show evidence of working in areas of study drawn from two or more of the titles taking into account the distinguishing characteristics of art, craft and design.

Students will develop their own personal response based on one of 6 starting points. Each new term can be the beginning of a new starting point or students can if they wish continue with their work on any give starting point as part of their portfolio work.






Students will continue developing their portfolio through a range of media based experiments, developing personal responses and mastering skills.

Component 2: must show evidence of areas of study drawn from one or more of the titles. These two terms are focused on exam preparation; this will be sat in the second half of the Spring or first half of the summer term. Students will be assessed at the end of the project and after their 10 hours of exam time of completed.