Welcome to our Art Department.

Who We Are

Mrs M Simpson - Curriculum Leader

Miss E Cooper

Mr A Field

Mrs K Field


Key Stage 3

KS3 Art students at the Emmbrook School are taught and encouraged to:

  • Produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences
  • Use a variety of techniques to record their observations in sketchbooks, journals and other media as a basis for exploring their ideas
  • Use a range of techniques and media, including painting, drawing, photography and 3D materials and to increase proficiency in the handling of different materials
  • Analyse and evaluate their own work, and that of others to improve their work and outcomes
  • Learn about the history and context of Art and Design from a variety of eras and cultures

Year 7

Autumn Term

  • Identity
  • Colour Theory
  • Observational Drawing
  • Painting Technique
  • Portraiture
  • Logo Design.

Spring Term

  • 3D Project
  • Form
  • Colour Theory
  • Pattern
  • Contextual Studies
  • Construction
  • Cultural Influences.

Summer Term

  • Environment and Culture
  • Composition
  • Contextual Studies
  • Observational Drawing
  • Photography
  • Colour Theory
  • Printmaking
  • Design

Year 8

Autumn Term 

  • Portfolio Tasks
  • Contextual Studies
  • Image Manipulation
  • Composition
  • Mixed Media
  • Mark Making
  • Colour Mixing

Spring Term 

  • Culture Project
  • Artefacts and Materials
  • Pattern
  • Colour
  • Composition
  • Cultural Understanding and Awareness.

Summer Term 

  • Portraits
  • Contextual Studies
  • Proportions of the Face
  • Self Image
  • Observational Drawings
  • Colour Mixing.

 Key Stage 4

Examination Board: AQA

Art GCSE at The Emmbrook will give you a broader outlook on the world you live in. It enables you to explore your own creativity and imagination through communicating and expressing individual ideas and meanings.

You will be required to complete a portfolio of work that shows your ability in a range of areas, such as; fine art painting/printing, sculpture/3D design, graphics/illustration and digital imagery. You will experience a rich variety of artists and designers from contemporary to other times and cultures that result in ambitious investigations and a final piece.

It is an opportunity for committed and self motivated art students to achieve in a course that continually proves successful and popular at The Emmbrook School.

Assessment: Art and Design is 60% Portfolio Unit which relies heavily on Home Learning tasks and 40% Externally Set Assessment, which involves class and self led preparatory work and a two day 10 hour practical exam.

Progression: Art is everywhere, touching everything we do, see and buy. An Art and Design background is essential for careers ranging from: Architecture to Furniture Design, Textile and Fashion Design to TV, Video and Web Design. It is also compatible with any A Level course.