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Here at Kingsmeadow we aim to create an exciting, creative and contemporary curriculum to inspire and generate new thinkers and future innovators.

The curriculum encourages creativity, independent thinking and problem solving whilst providing opportunities for pupils to experiment with a range of media and materials.

KEY STAGE 3

Throughout the Key Stage, students will focus on the building blocks of art (the formal elements), experimenting with various media and techniques including sculpture, photography and textiles.  Through the various projects offered, pupils can develop practical knowledge of how to create art, craft and design, for example by learning methods and techniques that artists, craft-makers and designers use.

They can also build theoretical knowledge of tools, materials and history of art, craft and design. Through analysis of their own and others’ work, pupils develop a disciplinary knowledge of how art is studied, discussed and judged.

KEY STAGE 4

At Kingsmeadow Community School students study the Eduqas Art, Craft and Design GCSE course.  The course aims to enable students to develop their ability to actively engage in the processes of art and design; to build creative skills through learning and doing; to develop imaginative and intuitive ways of working; and develop knowledge and understanding of media, materials and technologies in historical and contemporary contexts in societies and cultures.

Assessment is ongoing throughout the course, with the extended project contributing 60% to the final GCSE grade and the controlled assessment practical task , 40%. 

Our current offer enables students to specialise in either Art or Photography. 

KEY STAGE 5

The  two-year programme builds on the skills acquired at GCSE and has been designed to provide engaging and innovative creative learning experiences, where art, craft and design practice is meaningfully integrated with theoretical knowledge and understanding. 

The EDUQAS specification provides learners with opportunities to develop a broad foundation of critical, practical and theoretical skills that offers learners a holistic understanding of a range of practices and contexts in the visual arts, crafts and design fields, culminating in greater specialism and achievement. 

Our current offer enables students to specialise in either Art or Photography. 

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