The Art Curriculum at Auckland College follows guidelines and attributes from the National Curriculum. Pupils are introduced to range of themes/topics each term, where they gain a broad range of creative skills and techniques.
Pupils in Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 have the opportunity to understand what level or grade they have achieved for their finished piece within each lesson/unit. Pupils are encouraged to self-assess throughout the lessons and refer to levelled/graded examples which are displayed around the classroom.
GCSE Art and Design is offered as an option in Year 10 and pupils have three 1 hour lessons per week. In addition to these lessons, we run three sessions per week after school for pupils to have additional support. These have proved to be extremely popular and successful.