Manor Academy

Outcomes Focused, Child Centred

Y8 Art and Design


In Art and Design, students explore visual, tactile and other sensory experiences to communicate ideas and meanings. They work with traditional and new media, developing confidence, competence, imagination and creativity.

They learn to appreciate and value images and artifacts across times and cultures, and to understand the contexts in which they were made. In Art and Design, students reflect critically on their own and other people's work, judging quality, value and meaning.

They learn to think and act as artists, craftspeople and designers, working creatively and intelligently. They develop an appreciation of Art and Design, and its role in the creative and cultural industries that enrich their lives.

In Art and Design lessons, students are encouraged to work independently using the skills taught to work creatively. Further study in Year 9 and ultimately in KS4 follows this model.

Units studied and a brief description of their content.

Project One:

"Drawing for Different Purposes" - A project which focuses on developing drawing skills. Students use a range of materials and techniques and record primary and secondary source material.

Project Two:

"Environment" - Students will explore images from around college, using a range of materials and techniques and produce an outcome which might be exhibited in our Annual Art Exhibition.

Project Three:

"Aboriginal Art" - Students will use a range of materials and techniques when studying Aboriginal images. They will go onto produce art work of their own which relates to Aboriginal Art.


Students will be formally assessed three times a year, including one written report.

The department gives verbal feedback on progress on a regular basis with clear directions on how to make progress. Homework is used to develop the skills and concepts covered in class and there will be six per year.

Other useful information

Students interested in Art Club should see Miss Draper.