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Ribston Hall High School

Ribston HallHigh School

Teachers: Mr G Collins, Miss E Cane

Art at Ribston Hall High School offers students the opportunity to develop their creativity, their technical skills and their personal artistic styles. Structured learning references the work of artists through cultural and critical understanding which promotes appreciation, confidence, expression, enjoyment and skill.


Key Stage 3:

Year 7 Foundation course- developing basic skills. The visual elements, applying key skills, creative project, critical studies.

Year 8 Exploration, risk taking and inspiration from artists. Responding to artwork, drawing plus 3D skills, experimental work.

Year 9 Developing personal styles with increased opportunities to develop own ideas. GCSE style work, with emphasis on working to fit the assessment criteria of GCSE.

Key Stage 4:

AQA Fine Art; Revise key skills and then move to a higher level developing in depth personal work. Topics are varied and run across the whole of Year 10. Mock exam preparation & final piece carried out in the Autumn Term of Year 11. Assessment is following the 4 Assessment Objectives with coursework 60% and final exam 40% of the final grade.

Key Stage 5:

AQA Fine Art; AS course aims to develop personal skills and ideas. A2 course students negotiate their personal investigation with support from the teacher. Assessment follows the 4 assessment objectives with coursework portfolio 60% and exam 40% of the final grade. AS 1 Year Course is available on its own. Coursework until February then exam.

Extra Curricular

Artwork is celebrated through exhibitions of work around the school. The Art Captain runs a Friday weekly Art club for Year 7, lunchtime support sessions for GCSE and A’ Level.