Art and Design at Key Stage 3

Art and Design at Key Stage 3 provides students with support, advice and information about their course and the subject and the skills, methods and materials that they will use. The book contains details of the requirements of the course, followed by a large number of projects which will build knowledge, understanding and skills.

The projects require students to look critically at other artists’ and designers’ work and then show evidence of a clear line of visual enquiry in art work. All projects cover the areas of exploring and developing ideas, investigating and making, reviewing, adapting and researching into the work of others, and making critical analyses of the work they review. Hand drawn illustrations are included.

The projects in Art and Design at Key Stage Three are divided into section by year group which are intended to be given as handouts to students. For example Year 7 covers Texture and Mark-making, Colour theory, Portraits, Mixed Media, and Ancient Egypt. There is also a comprehensive selection of extra lessons.

It is available as a copiable book (also available on CD Rom so that it can be loaded onto the school’s learning platform).

You can see a full list of the topics at

Publisher’s reference: T1711EMN ISBN: 978 1 86083 791 3


Photocopiable report in a ring binder, £24.95 plus £3.95 delivery
CD with school-wide rights: £24.95 plus £3.95 delivery
Both the Ring Binder and the CD £31.94 plus £3.95 delivery
Prices include VAT.
You can purchase the report… please quote the order ref: T1711EMN

By post to First and Best, Hamilton House, Earlstrees Ct., Earlstrees Way, Corby, NN17 4HH
By fax to 01536 399 012
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Guy Claxton: A transformative course for leaders

Guy Claxton will be leading the in-depth course What’s the Point of School? Cultivating Minds for Turbulent Times, May 7-11, 2012 at Schumacher College, Devon. Mention this email (code: HH01) when you book before the end of March and receive £50 off fully residential course fees.

How do we support learners as creatively as possible and meet our targets?

As part of the course, you will be able to review the evidence that shows that if you engage with this approach your school results go up. So not only can creative learning be engaging for both teachers and learners, it also has a positive effect on your statistics.

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Guy Claxton’s bestseller What’s the Point of School? was highly praised by Professor Howard Gardner, Sir Ken Robinson and Baroness Susan Greenfield. His practical Building Learning Power approach to creating learning cultures in schools has influenced youngsters’ lives throughout the UK as well as around the world. This course will also draw deeply on Guy’s ground-breaking new book The Learning Powered School: Pioneering 21st Century Education.

How can we build independence, resilience and imagination in our young people?

As teachers, we want young people to be confident and happy learners. As leaders, it is our challenge to ensure there is an education system and learning environment within schools to support this essential goal.

Guy Claxton is a world renowned authority on expandable intelligence; what it is, why it matters, and how to grow it. In May he comes to Schumacher College, an international college of transformative learning, to run a course for senior teachers and leaders in education.

How do we help young people understand the joys and frustrations of learning, preparing them for uncertainty in the world at large?

Guy will work with you to explore the philosophy, the learning science and the detailed practicalities behind the business of creating the learners and leaders of tomorrow.

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