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Art

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Curriculum overview

Key Stage 3 - Each area covered is intended to allow pupils to experience all forms of Art & Design, to build on knowledge and skills within the subject.  Each project can span over a full term and a half.

Key Stage 4 – The Art Department delivers GCSE Art & Design. The subject is taught through a range of different projects, these allow pupils to explore a range of materials, processes and techniques including contextual studies.

Aims

  • To promote a lively, inspirational and enjoyable learning environment
  • To embrace the need to take risks
  • To respond effectively to the chance and or accidental aspects of Art practice
  • To develop both conceptual/intuitive approach to art making and it visual interpretation
  • To become independent, resourceful learners who can respond through a range of materials, techniques and processes
  • To raise the profile of Art & Design within the school community and wider community

Key Stage 3:

Year 7 

Art in Year 7 aims to give pupils the experience of dealing with interesting activities by using a wide range of materials.  The projects are aimed at expressing ideas, stretching the imagination and gaining confidence in all areas focusing on the Elements of Art.

Year 7 Overview

Project Title Area Studied Materials and techniques
Crazy Faces - Picasso Portraits Introduction to the elements of art - line, shape, shade & tone, colour, pattern and texture Range of 2D drawings materials, including 2D card relief
Mark Making Beats - Kandinsky Abstract Art and its links to music - focusing on line, shape, colour and movement 2D drawings materials, including collage

 

Years 8 & 9

Art in Year 8 & 9 encourages pupils to use their originality and inventiveness to create visual images that challenge, entertain, provokes and inform.  Pupils investigate cultures and art of other societies past and present.  The course also enables pupils the opportunity to develop on skills and techniques covered in Year 7.

Year 8 Overview

Project Title Area Studied Materials and techniques
Everyday Objects - Morandi Focusing on still life, composition and the elements of art Range of 2D drawing and painting materials, including collage
Patterns in Nature - William  Morris Introduction to the principles of design - focusing on patterns Repeating patterns, overlapping in a range of wet and dry materials

 

Year 9 Overview

Project Title Area Studied Materials and techniques
Outline - A GCSE Project Introduction project to GCSE Art and Design - focusing on contextual studies, experimenting with materials, drawing from observation and a final outcome Range of 2D drawings (wet and dry) with the introduction of printmaking

 

Method of Assessment at KS3:

Pupils are assessed throughout the course

  • Termly observational drawing tasks
  • Formative assessment throughout the project in Class work sketchbooks
  • Summative assessment at the end of each term
  • Homework sketchbooks and tasks on a three-week cycle

 

Key Stage 3 - Useful Video Clip

What is Cubism? - Art Movement Picasso

 

 What is Abstract Art? - Frank Curkovic

 

Key Stage 4:

Art in Year 10 and 11 provides pupils with a wide range of creative, exciting and stimulating opportunities to explore their interests in art and design in ways that are personally relevant and truly developmental in nature.

Year 10 GCSE Overview

Project Title Area Studied Materials and techniques
UNIT 1 - The Elements of Art Introduction unit
Theme - Everyday objects
Range of 2D drawing and painting materials
UNIT 1 – Detail in Nature Development from introduction unit, focusing on patterns in nature,  including contextual studies and external visit 2D drawing and painting materials, including collage and card relief

 

Year 11 GCSE Overview

Project Title Area Studied Materials and techniques
UNIT 1 – Facades Architecture and the local community – independent portfolio of work to include supporting studies and final piece Range of 2D drawing and painting materials, printmaking, fine art textiles, photography and digital manipulation
UNIT 2 – Externally Set Assignment

Examination Unit

Independent portfolio of work to include
supporting studies and final piece

Range of 2D drawing and painting materials, printmaking, fine art textiles, photography and digital manipulation

 

Exam Board

GCSE Art & Design – AQA (60% Coursework, 40% Examination)

Method of Assessment at KS4

GCSE Art & Design students are assessed throughout the course

  • Group and individual tutorials
  • Formative assessment throughout the project against Assessment Objectives
  • Summative assessment at the end of each project against Assessment Objectives
  • Homework tasks assessed on a three-week cycle

 

GCSE Resources - useful video clips

Tips and Art Techniques

10 Quick Drawing Tips

 

13 Watercolour Techniques

Acrylic Painting Tips for Beginners

   

 

GCSE Guides

Unit 1 - Practical Portfolio

   

How to get an A* in GCSE Art

   

Unit 2 - Externally Set Assignment

   

What an A* GCSE Art Sketchbook looks like

 

A* GCSE Sketchbook

 

 

How to support your child’s learning at home

There are many ways to support your child’s learning at home and sometimes a practical subject may need extra resources, below is a list of ways to encourage independent learning at home.

  • Have equipment at home i.e. colours, paper, paint, glue etc
  • Have a space or table to work on
  • Have access to the internet, this could be at home, the local library or school library
  • Try to visit galleries or museum’s together

Useful websites

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/art/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/pinball/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blast/art/

http://www.tate.org.uk/

http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/

http://www.npg.org.uk/

http://www.vam.ac.uk/

http://www.nhm.ac.uk/

Gallery

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Calendar

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Prospectus

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