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3D Design

 

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Introduction

At KS3 our curriculum has been devised to teach students the skills necessary to achieve at KS4. All projects within the Creative Faculty have a basis in drawing from observation, we then build upon this essential skill by introducing a wide range of techniques to both stimulate the students and prepare them for KS4. As part of the 3D Design curriculum students will learn a range of techniques and skills, in ceramics, cardboard construction, papier mache, wire sculpture and armatures.

Our curriculum is linked to IAG and within them we incorporate SMSC.

                              

 

                               

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3D Design - KS3

 

Year 7: Theme – Fragments. Pupils are introduced to the idea of working to a theme as this will be expected of them at KS4. Year 7 will undertake two main projects during the year which are subdivided into smaller projects, each of which are skills and technique based.

 

The first is linked to healthy eating. Students work in cardboard construction and wire before moving on to explore the properties of clay.

Students will learn the pinch pot method to create a three dimensional ceramic vegetable.

 The second project is based on natural forms and continues to develop students understanding of the properties of clay. Students explore slab building and surface decoration techniques to create a ceramic tile.

 

Year 8: Theme – Layers. Year 8 will undertake two main projects during the year which are subdivided into smaller projects, each of which are skills and technique based. Students revisit the theme natural forms, and explore the technique of coiling. Students will further develop their understanding of ceramics and will use the coiling method to create a ceramic shell. They will explore the clay surface using mark making tools and glazes.

 

Student’s second project will develop on their knowledge of cardboard construction. Students will learn a range of cardboard attachment techniques and explore the qualities of cardboard to create their own cardboard junk food sculptures.

 

Year 9: Theme – Celebrations. Year 9 will undertake two main projects during the year which are subdivided into smaller projects, each of which are skills and technique based. Students will revisit skills learnt in Year 7 to develop the pinch pot technique into more complex forms.

 

The second is a celebration of art from around the world with a focus on architecture. Students will work in cardboard construction and develop this into a design for a ceramic chimney.   Students will learn about the mosaic technique and incorporating this technique into their final design using glass.

 

Assessment is ongoing and based upon the work produced at each stage of the project as is the model for ks4 assessment.

 

                                      

                            

            

 

                    

 

 

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3D Design - KS4

 

Exam board

Edexcel

Course code

1TD0

Examined by

Two folders are created throughout the course, a coursework folder and an examination folder. The coursework folder is developed throughout year 10 and one term of year 11 and constitutes 60% of the overall grade. The examination folder is started in the Spring term of year 11 and follows a theme given by the examination board; the folder constitutes 40% of the final grade and culminates in a ten hour practical examination. Both folders contain investigation of the artwork by established artists and artwork produced by the student. Students must also produce written work exploring the theme, analysing artwork and explaining their personal response to the project.

Key topics taught

· Drawing from first hand and second hand sources using a range of mark making techniques.

· Experimentation with a wide range of 3D materials and techniques, including clay, cardboard, Modroc and glass.

· Development of planning and construction skills with an emphasis upon use of materials and an understanding of structure.

· The study of key themes in Art, for example, portraiture and architecture exploring these themes within the contexts of culture, history and contemporary practice.

The course consists of 60% coursework and 40% externally set assignment. Each component of the examination consists of four assessment objectives.

Assessment Objective One is concerned with developing student's awareness of Critical and Contextual studies. A range of established Artists and contemporary artists are studied throughout the two year course. Work is produced visually with supporting text.

Assessment Objective 2 is concerned with developing student's understanding about ideas and the uses of different materials. They are encouraged to use a wide variety of materials with confidence.

Assessment Object 3 is concerned with developing students recording skills. We encourage all students to record from a range of experiences.

Assessment Objective 4 is concerned with final outcome.

The 3D Design curriculum is taught in a recently refurbished room that has been custom designed in order to make all types of 3D design possible. If you choose to study this option you will be given the opportunity to study a range of materials and techniques which include cardboard construction, ceramics, slip casting, glass, wire, aluminium, modroc sculpture and plaster casting.

                               

                          

  

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Support

Ks4 support lessons take place throughout the week.

Extra sessions for yr10 students take place after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Extra sessions for yr11 students take place after school on Mondays and Fridays.