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Art & Design

Year 7

An art education develops the creative and alternative thinking skills required to interpret the world and more fully participate in it. As a department we look to develop the skills necessary for students to take their ideas forward and express themselves in an ever-developing visual world. At Key Stage 3 students develop their skills and understanding of using a range of media include drawing, painting, printing and 3D. Students are taught to critically analyse and understand the work of both well-known and emerging artists and are able to use this understanding to inspire their own work. They will study a varied curriculum which will include both fine art based and design technology based projects. Spelling, punctuation and grammar is built into each module to support the development of students’ writing skills including spellings linked to the unit of work to help develop vocabulary.

Autumn Term

The Formal elements

Landscapes

Spring Term

Set design

Textile Craft

Summer Term

Mini GCSE style project

Past, Future and/or Present

 

Year 8

An art education develops the creative and alternative thinking skills required to interpret the world and more fully participate in it. As a department we look to develop the skills necessary for students to take their ideas forward and express themselves in an ever-developing visual world. At Key Stage 3 students develop their skills and understanding of using a range of media include drawing, painting, printing and 3D. Students are taught to critically analyse and understand the work of both well-known and emerging artists and are able to use this understanding to inspire their own work. They will study a varied curriculum which will include both fine art based and design technology based projects. Spelling, punctuation and grammar is built into each module to support the development of students’ writing skills including spellings linked to the unit of work to help develop vocabulary.

Autumn Term

The Formal elements

Landscapes

Spring Term

Set design

Portraiture

Summer Term

Mini GCSE style project

Past, Future and/or Present

 

Year 9

An art education develops the creative and alternative thinking skills required to interpret the world and more fully participate in it. As a department we look to develop the skills necessary for students to take their ideas forward and express themselves in an ever-developing visual world. In Year 9 students will focus on improving and developing the skills learned at KS3, developing students’ confidence and competence in using a wide range of media.

Students will study artists from different eras, developing an understanding of how the artist worked and the messages and meaning behind their ideas. They will use this analysis to directly influence their own work and be able to imitate the styles used by other artists.

The GCSE Assessment Objectives will be introduced and their work will be marked using their ability to Develop (A01), Refine (A02), Record (A03) and Present (A04) their work. Spelling, punctuation and grammar is built into each module to support the development of students’ writing skills including spellings linked to the unit of work to help develop vocabulary.

Autumn Term

Natural Forms

Spring Term

Natural Forms

Summer Term

Mini GCSE style project

Together and apart

 

Year 10

An art education develops the creative and alternative thinking skills required to interpret the world and more fully participate in it. As a department we look to develop the skills necessary for students to take their ideas forward and express themselves in an ever-developing visual world.

Students are introduced to the first Personal Portfolio (Unit 1) topic of Surfaces. Following the Assessment Objectives: Develop (A01), Refine (A02), Record (A03) and Present (A04) students will explore the theme in depth. They will develop a personal response to the theme while investigating and analysing a broad range of artists.

In term 2 students will be introduced to the second Personal Portfolio (Unit 1) topic of Identity. Spelling, punctuation and grammar is built into each module with students constantly analysing, evaluating and responding to their own development and the influence of other artists. This supports the development of students' writing skills including spellings linked to the unit of work to help develop vocabulary.

Autumn Term

Personal portfolio (Unit 1 30% of final mark)

Surfaces

Spring Term

Personal portfolio (continuation)

Surfaces

Personal portfolio (Unit 1 30 % of final mark)

Identity

Summer Term

Personal portfolio (continuation)

Identity

 

Year 11

An art education develops the creative and alternative thinking skills required to interpret the world and more fully participate in it. As a department we look to develop the skills necessary for students to take their ideas forward and express themselves in an ever-developing visual world.

During Term 1 students have a sustained focus on the two themes studied in Year 10 (Surfaces and Identity), bringing both themes to a conclusion of a finalised piece, along with an extended written analysis of each project and each outcome. Students follow the Assessment Objectives: Develop (A01), Refine (A02), Record (A03) and Present (A04) and are marked against the

In Term 2 students are introduced to the Externally Set Assignment (40% of their final mark) set by EdExcel. The theme this year is Beginning and/ or end. This is approximately 20 hours of preparatory study followed by 10 hours’ timed focus work.

Autumn Term

Personal portfolio (Continuation)

Identity

Spring Term

Externally set assignment (Unit 2 40% of final mark)

Beginning and/or end

Summer Term

Externally set assignment (continuation)

Beginning and/or end

 

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