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Art

 

Introduction

Creative technology is studied by all Key stage 3 students and it is the faculty’s aim to make the experience enjoyable and enriching. Students have a lesson of Art and a lesson of Creative Technology every week. Art and Design lessons provide students with the opportunity to learn a range of skills such as printmaking, painting and drawing. Creative technology teaches one term of Textiles, one term of Graphic Design and one term of 3-D Design. Each year group is given a separate theme that they develop throughout the year.

  

KS3 Art

Year 7: Theme – Fragments. Pupils are introduced to the idea of working to a theme as will be expected of them at ks4. Year 7 will undertake two main projects during the year which are split into smaller projects, each of which are skills or technique based. The first is linked to aboriginal art with a painting outcome and the second is looking at fragments of Still life with a water colour painting outcome.

 

Year 8: Theme – Layers. Year 8 will undertake two main projects during the year which are split into smaller projects, each of which are skills or technique based. The first is looking at natural forms with an outcome created by printing seashell design inspired by Jo Sheppard. The second is based upon healthy eating with a Still life Poly-print outcome.

 

Year 9: Theme – Celebrations. Year 9 will undertake two main projects during the year which are split into smaller projects, each of which are skills or technique based. The first is looking at birds and their plumage as used in celebrations around the world with an outcome of either a bird or a nest print inspired by William Morris. The second is based upon identity through portraits with a mask collage outcome.

 

                  

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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KS4 GCSE Art                     

GCSE Art

Exam board

Edexcel

Course code

1AD0

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 range of materials and techniques.

· Development of painting skills with an emphasis upon use of materials with the aim of producing large pieces of work to a high standard.

· The study of key themes in Art, for example, portraiture and landscape a 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.

 It is taught in a recently refurbished room that has been custom designed in order to make all types of outcomes possible. If you choose to study this option you will be given the opportunity to study a range of techniques which include drawing, painting, mixed media, pastel work and printmaking.

 

 

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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.