KS3 Art (Yr 8)

Curriculum Overview


Point in Year

Unit of Work Title

Starting Point

Curriculum Content

Core Knowledge

Curriculum Content

Core Skills

Mid-term and FinalĀ  Assessments

Autumn Term 1&2


  • Understanding Art History- Surrealism
  • Artist Research- Salvador Dali
  • Juxtapositions in Art
  • Observational Drawings
  • Painting Techniques
  • Scale & Perspective
  • Mixed Media Collage
  • Analysis of Artist work

September Baseline Drawing Test.

Group Critique

Spring Term 1&2

Alice in Wonderland

  • Artist Research- Bobby Chiu & Kei Acedera
  • Researching and Reading the story.
  • Exploring literature through Art
  • Observational Drawings
  • Experimental Work
  • Ceramics
  • Self Expression

Ceramic Tea Cup

Summer Term 1&2

Recycle Project

  • Artist History Research- tbc
  • Art and the environment- exploring worldwide issues through Art.
  • 3d Artwork
  • Installation art
  • Collaboration

Final Art Piece- 3D

Opportunities to explore new media (Ceramics/ lasercutter/ 3d Printer)