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Art

Key Stage 3 Art

At KS3 students are taught in form groups in Year 7 to 8 and then in smaller mixed groups in Year 9. We have a sequence of learning that develops a student’s ability to produce creative outcomes. They do this from looking at the world around them including through looking at the work of artists, crafts people and designers, drawing and recording from this, and then using one of a range of media techniques they have been taught to produce their own outcome. The skill and dexterity to do this well and look carefully comes from the observational drawing which they are taught at several times during each year of KS3. Students are given the opportunity to work in a variety of media throughout this key stage including, drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramic work, batik and block printing. Students work on study sheets in class and have sketchbooks to develop independent learning at home. This is based around structured homework activities that tie into the students current projects. Projects include work around different cultures, artists and techniques. All the projects are designed to build student confidence in art techniques, skills, ideas and creativity.

GCSE Art

At GCSE we have a sequence of learning that develops a student’s ability to produce their own creative outcomes. They do this from looking at the world around them including through looking at the work of artists, crafts people and designers, drawing and recording from this, and then using one of a range of media techniques they have been taught to produce their own outcome. The skill and dexterity to do this well and look carefully comes from the observational drawing which they are taught at several times during each year of KS4 building on their learning from KS3. Students are given the opportunity to work in a variety of media throughout this key stage including, drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramic work, batik, felt, intaglio etching, sculpture, screen printing and block printing. Students produce a range of artistic work in class and have Sketchbooks to develop independent learning at home. This is based around structured homework activities that tie into the students current components. Components will include work around different cultures, artists and techniques including visiting 3 major UK Galleries over the course of Y10. The first visit is to London where we visit the V&A and the Tate Modern the second visit is to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. All the projects are designed to build student confidence in art techniques, skills, ideas and creativity. Students produce work on two components which are worth 60% of the qualification, the final exam component is a 10 hour practical exam with a 10 week preparatory period in which the students must fulfil the four assessment objectives. This is worth 40% of their qualification.

Course details: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/art-and-design/gcse/art-and-design-4200

 

 

 

 

Sixth Form Art

At KS5 we offer an A level in Art, Craft and Design. This allows you to work from a large range of starting points including, Fine Art, Three Dimensional Design, Photography, Graphics and Textiles. We have a sequence of learning that develops a student’s ability to produce their own creative responses over a sustained period of time leading to outcomes that extend and stretch their artistic ability. They do this from looking at the world around them including through looking at the work of artists, crafts people and designers, drawing and recording from this, and then using one of the range of media techniques they have been taught to produce their own outcome. There are a range of starting points including, Portrait and Figurative Art, Landscape Art, Three Dimensional Design, Messages and Meanings, and Pattern and Decoration. The skill and dexterity to do this well and look carefully comes from the observational drawing which they are taught at several times during each year of KS5 building on their learning from KS4.Photography will also feature strongly in most students work. Students are given the opportunity to work in a variety of media throughout this key stage including, drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramic work, batik, felt, intaglio etching, sculpture, screen printing and block printing. Students produce a range of artistic work in class and have Sketchbooks which will become the basis for the project work they produce. Components will include work around different cultures, artists and techniques including visiting 2 major UK Galleries over the course of Y12 and 13. One of the visits is to London and we go to the Tate Britain and Tate Modern. We try and extend students cultural experiences at the end of Y12 with another visit, this has included in the past, the V&A, Yorkshire Sculpture Park and The City of Culture. All the Components are designed to build student confidence in art techniques, skills, ideas and creativity. Students produce work on one component which is worth 60% of the qualification during Y12 and 13. The final exam component is a 15 hour practical exam with a 10 week preparatory period in which the students must fulfil the four assessment objectives, this starts at the beginning of February in Y13.

Course details: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/art-and-design/as-and-a-level/art-and-design

 

 

Year

Half Term

Topics Covered

7

1

Fine Art- How we look and see the world around us through Art

 

2

African Masks- Designing

 

3

African Masks- Making

 

4

African Masks- Making

 

5

Illustration project- Designing

 

6

Illustration project- Making

Year

Half Term

Topics Covered

8

1

Decorative pattern designing from organic objects- Batik Workshops

 

2

 

 

3

Repeat Pattern designing from Mechanical objects- Lino cutting and printing

 

4

 

 

5

Identity- A project about who you are and what makes you individual

 

6

 

Year

Half Term

Topics Covered

9

1

Messages and meanings project- response to design briefs Media- Pencil, pencil crayon, pen, charcoal, pastel, clay and card construction + chosen media Outcomes are in response to a design brief that allows for an element of choice both in the design and the media chosen to work with. 

 

2

 

 

3

 

 

4

People and places project- response to design briefs Media- Pencil, pencil crayon, pen, charcoal, pastel, clay + chosen media Outcomes are in response to a design brief that allows for an element of choice both in the design and the media chosen to work with. 

 

5

 

 

6

 

 

 

Year

Half Term

Topics Covered

10

1

Y10 Media workshops

 

2

Y10 Media workshops

 

3

Y10 National Gallery and V&A Project and visit

 

4

Y10 National Gallery and V&A Project

 

5

Y10 YSP Project and visit

 

6

Y10 YSP Project

Year

Half Term

Topics Covered

11

1

Y11 YSP project

 

2

Y11 Mock exam

 

3

Y11 Art exam

 

4

Y11 Art exam and exhibition deadline- Course finishes

 

5

 

 

Exam leave