Year 7


  • Learning how to design and plan a project
  • Basic practical lesson health and safety for practical lessons
  • How to fine tune ideas and designs
  • How to use simple textiles equipment

Key topics:

  • Colour and shade
  • Insects and bugs for inspiration
  • How to design from a project brief
  • Use of image boards

Year 8


  • Design and plan larger more complex projects
  • Colour and imagery
  • Attention to detail in designs
  • Manipulating images to suit the project

Key topics:

  • Pop art designs on a large scale
  • How to blend project idea into a single design
  • What is pop art?
  • Who is associated with pop art?

Year 9


  • Developing skills in preparation for KS4
  • Using a variety of materials to create work
  • Advanced design and planning skills

Key topics:

  • Pencil/coloured pencil skills
  • Painting skills
  • Focus on materials manipulation techniques
  • Advanced practical skills


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