Art

Welcome to the Art department

Studying Art at any level should be a time of creative enlightenment, a time for students to really discover their potential, but also how to express their own interpretation of the world around them.

 

Teachers

Mrs S Cox – Head of Art

Mr P Watkins – Teacher of Art

 

Phase 2 (Years 7 and 8)

At Phase 2 (Years 7 and 8), a high-quality art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge students, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As students’ progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.

Throughout their time in Phase 2, students learn and understand about the formal element of Art. This is delivered within lessons in a number of different ways such as individual, standalone pieces through to sustained projects. There is a holistic approach but students are required to cover research, observational drawings, and development of ideas which will result in students producing personal and meaningful responses.

Phase 3 (Years 9 -11)
Year 7 Art, Craft and Design

Year 7 students undertake two hours of art over the fortnightly timetable. Year 7 is an introduction to the main formal elements of Art; focusing on Colour, Tone and Line. These will be developed further throughout the year in a variety of different projects which will extend the students skill and knowledge.

Year 8 Art, Craft and Design

Year 8 students undertake two hours of art over the fortnightly timetable. Year 8 students will continue to embed and build on the skills, techniques, knowledge and understanding introduced in year 7 through the formal elements.  They will be encouraged to refine their work and challenge themselves creatively.  Throughout this year they are given more opportunities to use a variety of different media in both 2D and 3D formats. Throughout this year they will focussing on Aboriginal Art and Zentangle.

Art, Craft and Design GCSE (Years 9, 10 and 11)
Year 9  Art, Craft and Design

This course has been designed to allow students to develop knowledge and understanding through a variety of learning experiences and approaches. It will allow them to develop the skills to explore, create and communicate their own ideas. Students will demonstrate these skills through the development, refinement, recording, realisation and presentation of their ideas through a portfolio and by responding to an externally set assignment. The course structure is 60% portfolio and an externally set assignment (ESA) of 40%.

Throughout year 9 students will continue to embed and build on the skills, techniques, knowledge and understanding delivered throughout phase 2. This will give them the opportunity to explore in more depth the four assessment objectives and key terminology. This will be completed through a number of small projects and standalone pieces. Elements from this year may be developed or integrated within their portfolio of work.

Year 10 Art, Craft and Design

Throughout this year, students’ will begin to compile their portfolios.  The work submitted for this component will be marked as a whole. Students should carefully select, organise and present their portfolio and must ensure that it provides evidence of meeting all four assessment objectives. They must identify and acknowledge sources which are not their own and provide evidence of drawing activity and written annotation.  Work selected for the portfolio should be presented in an appropriate format and could include mounted studies, sketchbooks, visual diaries, journals, design sheets, design proposals, models, maquettes and prototypes. This is completed through 2 projects over the two years.

Terms 1 and 2 will be given over to the first project and term 3 will see them undertake a more personal approach to their next project.

This course has been designed to allow students to develop knowledge and understanding through a variety of learning experiences and approaches. It will allow them to develop the skills to explore, create and communicate their own ideas. Students will demonstrate these skills through the development, refinement, recording, realisation and presentation of their ideas through a portfolio and by responding to an externally set assignment.

Students must explore and create work associated with areas of study from at least two from the following: Fine art, Graphic communication, or Three-dimensional design.

Year 10  – Topics to be completed 

 

Term 1 Term 2
Autumn Sustained Project 1 – The British Museum (Behind the Mask)

Sustained Project 1 – The British Museum (Behind the Mask)

Spring Sustained Project 1 – The British Museum (Behind the Mask)

Sustained Project 2

Summer Sustained Project 2

Sustained Project 2

Year 11 Art, Craft and Design

Term 1 of year 11 will allow them the opportunity to complete their second project. These two projects will complete their portfolio worth 60%. From January of year 11 students, will begin to prepare their ESA. The extended creative response must explicitly evidence students’ ability to draw together different areas of knowledge, skill and/or understanding from initial engagement with their selected starting point through to their realisation of intentions in the 10 hours of supervised time. All work submitted for this component will be marked as a whole. Students may produce a single outcome or a series of related outcomes when realising their intentions in the supervised time. Outcomes may be evidenced in any two-dimensional or three-dimensional. There is no restriction on scale of work, media or materials used.

 

Year 11  – Topics to be completed
 

Term 1

Term 2

Autumn

Second Project

Spring

ESA. The extended creative response must explicitly evidence students’ ability to draw together different areas of knowledge, skill and/or understanding from initial engagement with their selected starting point through to their realisation of intentions in the 10 hours of supervised time.

Summer Course Finished

Course Finished

Component 1

60% Portfolio

How it’s assessed

  • 96 marks
  • 60% of GCSE

Component 2

How it’s assessed

40% ESA

  • Preparatory period followed by 10 hours of supervised time
  • 96 marks
  • 40% of GCSE

Both components are Non-exam assessment (NEA) set by AQA; marked by the school/college and moderated by AQA during a visit.

Useful links 

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/art-and-design/gcse/art-and-design-8201-8206

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z6hs34j

http://www.artmovements.co.uk/

https://www.tate.org.uk

https://www.deviantart.com/

http://artdaily.com/

How parents can support

With independent learning. Please use the checklist sent home and given out in lesson to support. 

Training pathways:

AS & A2 levels in Art and Design, Graphics, Photography & 3D Design, Textiles, Foundation course in Art and Design, placement in the industry.

Degree level: all subjects related to Graphics, Fine Art, Photography, Sculpture, Fashion, Interior Design, Advertising, Architecture, Illustration etc.

Career Routes:

Architecture, Graphics/Advertising, Illustration, Set Design (TV, Theatre), Teaching, Art Therapy, Graphic Designer, Professional Artist, Product Design, Ceramicist/Potter, Sculptor, Arts Curator/Administration, Conservation, Creative Art Director, Art Restoration, Jewellery Designer, Costume Designer, Furniture Designer & Manufacturer, Critic, Photography, Interior Designer, Animator, Computer Game Designer

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