Art, Craft & Design

What is Art, Craft & Design for at Meridian High School?

Art allows students to develop a wide range of skills, develop confidence and express their creative independence.

Why does Art, Craft & Design as a subject matter?

The creative industry is the largest industry in the United Kingdom, the most exciting and innovative in the world and Art can lead to careers that provide opportunities to capture the imagination of many people across the world.

What does Art, Craft & Design help young people to achieve?

Art provides young people with the skills to become independent problem solvers and provides young people the confidence to attempt anything new.


Topics covered in Year 7:

  • Exploring the Formal Elements
  • Mark Making
  • Colour theory 
  • Pointillism

Topics covered in Year 8:

  • Shape and Pattern
  • Art from around the world
  • Mask Making

Topics covered in Year 9:

  • Portraiture
  • Painting skills
  • Mono printing

Topics covered in Year 10:

  • Observational drawing Natural Forms
  • Exploring the work of a wide range of artists
  • Experimenting with a range of different mediums
  • Etching
  • Linocut printing

Topics covered in Year 11:

  • Experimenting with a range of different mediums
  • Final pieces
  • Exam preparation

Qualification title:

GCSE Art, Craft & Design

Additional learning resources:

  • A wide range of materials and equipment is supplied by the department to provide the best opportunities for our students.