Year 9 Curriculum - Art

Course Content and Skills:

Students will engage in numerous exciting and challenging projects over the year which will broaden and deepen their knowledge, skills and understanding in Art. They will produce images, artefacts and other creative outcomes that are both original and of personal value.

Through investigation and understanding of artwork from a wide range of genres, cultures and contexts, students will respond creatively through exploration of a wide range of materials, tools and techniques.

Students will be given the opportunity to develop their skills on an individual and collaborative basis through a range of art disciplines, including:

  • Drawing, painting, printmaking
  • Digital media
  • Mixed media


Students will produce work that will be assessed similarly to GCSE standards. Marks are allocated for design work, development of ideas, practical skills and presentation. After a baseline skill and knowledge assessment, students will complete further drawing assessments throughout the academic year to equip them with the skills required for Art at GCSE level.


  • A high commitment to researching, practical work and designing at home, as well as in school.
  • An A4 sketchbook for their projects. This can be bought from the school shop currently priced at £1.90 - hardcovered, spiral bound and quality paper.
  • Basic stationery should be provided by the student. It is also advised that students consider buying a selection of sketching pencils and colouring pencils. These can be bought from good quality art suppliers; pencils range from £5-£15 per pack depending on amount and quality. The school shop also sells some Art equipment.


Enquiries to: – Subject Leader: Art & Design