Art and Design


Welcome to the Art and Design Department

Our Intent
Our Intent

At Branston Academy, we value Art and Design as an important part of every student’s entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum. Art and Design provides our students with the opportunities to develop and extend skills and an opportunity to express their individual interests, thoughts and ideas.
Our aims are underpinned by a culture of high aspirations. Through developing positive relationships, we empower our students to have a strong belief in their own abilities and through hard work and resilience to achieve their very best.

KS3 Structure

Year 7Formal elements/ 3D shaded shapes.
Simple Still Life Painting
Van Gogh
Clay thumb pot & lid
Henri Rousseau
Press Printing
M C Escher
Year 8String Printing
Islamic Design
Sweets Still Life Painting
Sarah Graham.
Double Thumb Pot, Clay Animals, Nick Mackman
Graphics / CD Design Dean Chalkley
Year 9Facial features / proportions, Self Portraiture,
Picasso / Denning / Fairey,
Ceramic Vessel Project, Natural forms, Kate Malone

KS4 Structure

Year 10Fine Art – Close up, Photography – Basic Skills , Fine Art Identity, Graphic CommunicationWhat is Important to me
Photography & Graphic Communication – Fantastic & Strange
Year 11Mock ExamExisting Coursework ImprovementsExternally Set Task (40%)

KS5 Structure
KS5 Content: Courses

In KS5, students can choose to continue their course of study in Fine Art, Art & Design, Photography and Graphic Communication.

Extra Curricular Activities and Clubs
Career Pathways
Career Pathways

The arts is currently the fastest growing sector in the UK. A strong arts education offers:

  • the ability to develop individual ideas and collaborate with others,
  • strong observational, research and analytical skills,
  • creative problem solving skills
  • the ability to learn from criticism and be objective about their work.
  • an openness to new influences and concepts.

The skills a well-rounded arts education gives to students can be utilized in any career path

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