Pupils benefit from well-designed opportunities to develop their historical knowledge and skills, including their chronological understanding, through learning about important aspects of local, national and world events and the histories of cultures other than their own.
Opportunities to study different themes and issues across time are combined with well-planned in-depth studies, to enable pupils to develop a deeper understanding of history and why studying it matters.
Pupils’ experiences are tailored, wherever possible, to meet their individual needs, interests and aspirations and they experience a range of innovative inputs, including visual media and appropriate texts.
The curriculum provides constant opportunities for discovery and challenge, for developing a sense of curiosity about the past and for pupils to take greater responsibility for their learning.
Teachers have a firm knowledge of the subject and ensure students enjoy a wide curriculum. Assessment is used to help embed knowledge, check understanding and inform teaching.
The Art Department is a calm and welcoming environment which focuses on students. Teaching is designed to help students remember the long term content and we teach how to refine these design skills.
At Archers Brook we ensure that pupils are offered a broad and varied art education which allows the pupils to develop an in depth understanding of the subject. We aim to allow the pupils to practice their skills and to always work to the best of their ability, encouraging creativity and commitment in an outstanding setting.
The Art Department at Archers Brook offers the pupils the chance to work on a variety of themes and to explore many different media with creativity.
WHAT WE DO IN KEY STAGE 3
For Key stage three, pupils work for one hourly lesson (plus one further half hour session). The curriculum work includes:
- Van Gogh – painting skills
- Zen tangle art
- Buildings in the environment – Hunterwasser and Gaudi
- Comic strip design
- Portraits – Picasso
- Environment – sea life
- Graffiti art
- Doodle art – Jon Burgerman
- Textiles – Ugly Dolls
- Henri Rousseau – animals
- Painting techniques
- African art – masks
- Journeys – Aboriginal art
- Gustav Klimt – tree of life
- Natural forms – the world around us
- Aztec and Mayan art
- Steam Punk
WHAT WE DO IN KEY STAGE 4
For Key stage four pupils work for two separate hourly lessons (plus one further half hour session). The curriculum work includes:
Year 10 and 11 GCSE Art and Design:
- Pop art
- Natural forms
- Day of the Dead
- Egyptian art
- Final exam
Latest Art Projects - March 2023