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Art

Curriculum overview

KS3 - 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.

KS4 – The Art department delivers both GCSE Art & Design and BTEC level 1/2 Award in 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.

KS5 – The Art department delivers A’ Level Art & Design and BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Art & Design.  The course allows students to develop an independent practical portfolio of work including contextual studies.  Students develop further and in more depth the materials, processes and techniques taught in KS4 with the introduction of some new processes.

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

KS3:

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
Natural Forms Introduction to the Elements of Art – Line, shape, shade and tone, colour, pattern and texture Range of 2D drawings materials including printmaking, 3D materials – clay
What’s in a dot Contextual Studies – Cave painting to Aboriginal
Art to Pointillism
2D drawings materials

 

Year 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
Deconstruct, reconstruct Cubism – focusing on Still life, composition and the elements of art Range of 2D drawings and painting materials, 3D materials – card
Surreal landscapes Surrealisms – Landscape, perspective 2D drawings and painting materials including collage

 

Year 9 Overview

Project Title Area Studied Materials and techniques
Mark Making Beats Abstract Art and its links to music  – focusing on line, shape, colour and movement Range of 2D drawings
Pop Art Portraits Pop Art – Portraiture from Mona Lisa to Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe 2D drawings and painting materials including collage 

 

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 project
  • Homework sketchbooks and tasks assessed fortnightly 

KS4:

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 - Nature
Range of 2D drawings and painting materials
UNIT 1 – Patterns and Nature Development from introduction unit, focusing on patterns in nature Printmaking techniques
Fine Art Textiles 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

 

Year 10 BTEC Overview

Unit Project and Area Studied Materials and techniques
UNIT 1 – Introduction to Specialist pathways The Element of Art (Introduction unit)
Theme - Nature
Range of 2D drawings and painting materials
UNIT 3 – Communicating Ideas in 2D Patterns and Nature
Development from introduction unit

Printmaking techniques

Fine Art Textiles techniques

UNIT 3 – Communicating Ideas in 2D 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

 

Year 11 GCSE Overview

Project Title Area Studied Materials and techniques
UNIT 1 – Colour Books Contextual studies, researching historical to contemporary artists, designers and craftsperson’s Range of 2D drawings, painting and craft materials
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

 

Year 11 BTEC Overview

Unit Project and Area Studied Materials and techniques
UNIT 6 – Investigating Contextual References in Art & Design Colour Books
Contextual studies, researching historical to contemporary artists, designers and craftsperson’s
Range of 2D drawings, painting and craft materials
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 Boards

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

BTEC Level 1/2 Award in Art & Design – EDEXCEL (75% Coursework, 25% Examination)

 

Method of Assessment at KS4

GCSE and BTEC Art & Design Pupils are assessed throughout the course

  • Termly observational drawing assignments
  • Formative assessment throughout the project against Grading Criteria
  • Summative assessment at the end of each project against Grading Criteria
  • Homework tasks assessed fortnightly

KS5:

Art in Year 12 and 13 provides students with opportunities to develop personal responses to ideas, observations, experiences, environments and cultures in practical, critical and contextual forms.  It allows students the opportunity to work with a broad range of media, including traditional and new media and technologies.

 

Year 12 AS Overview

Project Title Area Studied Materials and techniques
UNIT 1 – Personnel Portfolio Introduction Unit
Theme - Bugs
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, 3D materials – selected by the student

 

Year 13 A2 Overview

Project Title Area Studied Materials and techniques
UNIT 3 – Personnel Portfolio Selected and developed by the individual student, including a contextual essay supporting portfolio Range of 2D drawing and painting materials, printmaking, fine art textiles, photography and digital manipulation, 3D materials – selected by the student
UNIT 4 – 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, 3D materials – selected by the student

 

Exam Boards

A’ Level Art & Design – AQA

Four units across the 2 year course, each unit worth 25% of total grade

 

Method of Assessment at KS4

A’ Level and Diploma Art & Design students are assessed throughout the course

  • Group and individual tutorials
  • Formative assessment throughout the project against Grading Criteria
  • Summative assessment at the end of each project against Grading Criteria
  • Homework tasks assessed fortnightly

 

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/

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Prospectus

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