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Broadwater School



Mrs Rachel Mullaney KS3 and KS4; email

Mrs Debbie Hardman KS3; email

Mrs Fiona Spena KS3 and KS4; email 


Art, Design & Technology Subject Leader: Mrs Melanie Pearson - Jury Email

Homework tasks can be viewed on the showmyhomework website


9-1 Assessment Grades

GCSE Exam SpecificationWJEC Eduqas GCSE in ART AND DESIGN

Key Stage 3 Curriculum

The schemes of work in KS3 are designed to progressively develop students’ skills and abilities across years 7 and 8. In each year group there are projects that provide every student with the opportunity to complete painting, printing, 3D sculpture, ceramics, mixed media and collage. As students move through the years the techniques become progressively more difficult and specialised. For example, the year 7 colour theory project covers basic colour theory and colour mixing and in year 8 those techniques are developed further linking to world art enabling students to gain an in-depth understanding and respect for different cultures’ artworks. 

Year 7 focuses on foundation skills, ensuring that all students have a basic level of ability and understanding of basic drawing & painting concepts. Year 8 builds upon and uses this prior learning and understanding by developing an appreciation of world art which can then be used to be creative, adventurous and imaginative. The aim of these years is to nurture student confidence and understanding of a variety of different art by the time they reach KS4. 



The GCSE course title is Art and Design: Fine Art. It is designed to promote learning across a variety of experiences and through various processes, tools, techniques, materials and resources to generate different kinds of evidence of working and outcomes. The emphasis is on an increased breadth of approach commensurate in demand with the depth of other specialist titles.

In key stage 4 the schemes of work are designed to empower students with the knowledge and understanding of how to fully meet the assessment criteria of the selected examining board so that they can achieve the highest grade possible.

The course is broken into 2 sections:

  • Component 1: Portfolio 60% This is a series of projects working through the assessment objectives. Students have the opportunity to research different products, artists, designers, work and experiment with different mediums to develop and produce a range of 3D Products.
  • Component 2: Externally Set Assignment 40% This is what we refer to as our exam project. A series of possible themes and starting points are released to students from the exam board in the January of year 11. Students develop projects and are able to design a range of different 3D outcomes. They go on to produce these outcomes in a 10 hour practical exam.

Students are provided with an A3 portfolio folder to keep work in and this will often need to be brought home for students to do homework. Students are expected to have their own equipment, pencil, pen, rubber and sharpener.




Students may explore moral, social viewpoints, justice and values in the visual images they develop. They may also represent hierarchies in society. Recent themes students have explored are: the built environment, man-made vs nature, fears and phobias, psychological illness, families, female identity, other cultures and faiths.

Individual liberty

Students are encouraged to explore not only visual images and communication but also wider social and contextual issues of a range of themes exploring not on British society but also other cultures around the world.

Mutual respect

Investigating and using art work from different cultures around the world e.g. Aboriginal and African art.  Students may choose themes researching and producing visual work reflecting upon issues.

Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

In Art: Investigating and using art work from different cultures around the world e.g. Aboriginal and African art.  Students may choose themes researching and producing visual work reflecting upon issues.