The Benefits of Studying Secondary Art and Design

We are living in a world where everything around us has been created or made, such as the chair you are sitting on, to the clothes you are wearing.  Most ideas begin with a pencil and paper and a designer’s imagination and vision. This course aims to offer a wide range of new skills and techniques with which students can express their ideas, and respond to the world around them, through the medium of Art and Design.

The Lower Secondary Art and Design course will enable learners to explore the limitless possibilities that exist both in art and in their own creativity. They will experiment with new techniques and media through video tutorials and be guided towards developing a personal style and approach.

View course sample: Year 7  |  Year 8  (Year 9 to be announced soon)


Secondary Course Information

The Syllabus and Hours of Study

  • Our Lower Secondary Art and Design homeschooling course assumes no prior knowledge and starts from the basics.
  • The course follows the Cambridge Lower Secondary Curriculum for Art and Design.
  • Allow for approximately 1.5 hours per week of study time for your child to complete each year of Lower Secondary Art and Design.
  • We find that most children can complete the course in 9 months.

Key Topics Covered

The course covers the following topics:

  • Printmaking
  • 3D sculpture
  • Graphic design and typography 
  • Stop animation
Enquire Now

Course Fee

The fee for our Secondary Art and Design homeschooling course for Year 7, 8 and 9 individually is £450 by instalments or £427 in full.

See what our fees include


Lower Secondary Fees Calculator

Meet Our Secondary Level Art and Design Tutors

  • Mel Hawkins

    I still get excited by a blank page and sharpened colouring pencils, and my visual approach to teaching is effective when children cannot ‘see’ a way to work out a Maths problem.

    BA, GTP, QTS Subject: Art, Maths View Profile
  • Paula Byles

    I strongly believe children need time to express themselves creatively: to make mistakes; to invent things; to improve their understanding of the world. I teach a range of subjects at Primary and Secondary Level.

    BA, PGCE, PG-ATC Subject: Art, Geography, History, Maths, Science View Profile

Harriet Goodall - Homeschooling Student, Ireland

During the lockdown I got very bored and didn’t have much to do. Now I look forward to my art lessons every Friday and it means I can work on my art all weekend as well if I want to. I have really enjoyed this course. The video lessons are very easy to follow and I have learned so many new skills. Paula makes it look easy. I love using new materials and techniques. Sometimes the skills are very hard. It is ok to make mistakes as long as you are getting better. I am very proud of my work. I can’t wait until the next unit, it looks like so much fun!

Meri Magdalena - Homeschooling Parent, Indonesia

Moza enjoys the art lessons greatly! It is her favourite lesson for the week, and she is always painting or drawing. She says it "makes her relax."

Back to Top