Welcome to the Art and Design Department
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.
|Year 7||Formal elements/ 3D shaded shapes.|
Simple Still Life Painting
Clay thumb pot & lid
M C Escher
|Year 8||String Printing|
Sweets Still Life Painting
Double Thumb Pot, Clay Animals, Nick Mackman
|Graphics / CD Design Dean Chalkley|
|Year 9||Facial features / proportions, Self Portraiture, |
Picasso / Denning / Fairey,
|Ceramic Vessel Project, Natural forms, Kate Malone|
|Year 10||Fine Art – Close up, Photography – Basic Skills , Fine Art Identity,||Graphic Communication||What is Important to me
Photography & Graphic Communication – Fantastic & Strange
|Year 11||Mock Exam||Existing Coursework Improvements||Externally Set Task (40%)|
KS5 Content: Courses
In KS5, students can choose to continue their course of study in Fine Art, Art & Design, Photography and Graphic Communication.
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