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Art & Design


Art provides many creative, exciting and stimulating opportunities for students which will help them form a real appreciation of art in their everyday lives.

Students will learn a variety of techniques and methods through experimentation and refinement of materials. Students will research and form opinions on both traditional as well as contemporary artists, from a wide range of cultures.

Art helps students to be able to express themselves and think creatively. It also challenges students to consider complex issues, thoughts and feelings.

About the Art Curriculum at BCHS


What do students study in Art and Design?

Key Stage 3 Curriculum Overview

Topics Studied

Autumn: Baseline/ Elements of Art/ Portraits 

Spring: Baseline/ Elements of Art/ Portraits 

Summer: Baseline/ Elements of Art/ Portraits 


Autumn: Decorative Birds/ Doodle Art 

Spring: Decorative Birds/ Doodle Art 

Summer: Decorative Birds/ Doodle Art


Autumn: Pop Art 

Spring: Pop Art/ Identity- Street Art 

Summer: Identity- Street Art 

Key Stage 4 Curriculum Overview

Topics Studied

Autumn: Day of the Dead 

Spring: Day of the Dead 

Summer: Urban Decay 


Autumn: Urban Decay 

Spring: Externally Set Project (Exam) 

Summer: Externally Set Project (Exam) 

Exam Specifications