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paint-board-and-brush“As practice makes perfect, I cannot but make progress; each drawing one makes, each study one paints, is a step forward.” Vincent van Gogh

The Art department offers a warm welcome to all pupils, parents and visitors. The Art department offers a caring and supportive environment that enables all pupils to explore their artistic potential. Pupils are encouraged to consider a wide range of approaches when expressing themselves through different materials, media and techniques.

The Art department will help pupils gain knowledge and understanding of art, craft, design and media. They will study the role of art today, in the past and in different cultures. Pupils will also develop an understanding of the different roles, audiences and consumers for art, craft and design. They will experience different work practices and look at relevant processes and equipment too.

GCSE Art and Design is excellent preparation for progression to A Level in Art and Design or BTEC Level Three Art and Design. Depending on the options pupils take, it could lead towards a wide range of careers in the art and design field, including fine art, new media, games development and games technologies.

Children see before they speak, make marks before they write, build before they walk. Their ability to appreciate and interpret what they observe, communicate what they think and feel is the future of art.

Subject Key Aims

  • To develop in our pupils an awareness of their cultural heritage and an understanding of the importance of the visual arts and design in today’s society.
  • To improve pupils’ visual awareness by developing their observational skills and expressive and investigative drawing abilities.
  • To promote the acquisition of skills in problem-solving, presentation, organisation, self-discipline, critical analysis, communication and technology.
  • To develop in our pupils a confidence in their creative ability and technological capability.
  • To prepare our pupils for GCSE examinations, and advise on subject choice and career paths.

Curriculum Overview

Art and Design Key Stage 3 – Assessment Map – SOW 2015-2016

Year Area Carousel
“Abstraction”
(Water)
 7  Art and Design Knowledge
 
Pupils will learn about:

  • What water looks like.
  • How water can be dramatic.
  • The different forms that water is found in.
  • How water can be represented verbally and visually.
  • Who David Hockney is.
  • What is distinctive about David.
  • Hockney’s paintings.
Skills

  Pupils will learn how to:

  • How water can be represented using different media and techniques, including:
    • pencil
    • ink
    • paint
    • PVA glue
    • paint
    • oil pastel
    • silk painting
    • sponging
    • felt tips
    • tissue paper
  • How different media effects can be combined to create a water inspired collage.
  • How you can create your own Hockney-inspired painting.

 

8 Art and Design

“Patterns in Nature”

(Insects)

“Ethnic Art”

(Native American Totems)

“Still life”

(Cubism)

Knowledge

Pupils will learn about:

  • What insects are.
  • What insects are like and how they can be described.
  • How the artist, Michael Turner, is inspired by insects.
  • How Michael Turner’s art can be described.
Skills

Pupils will learn how to:

  • What tone is.
  • What mark-making is.
  • How a mono-print is created.
  • How an oil pastel study is created.
  • How watercolours are used.
  • How you can make an insect sculpture using card and papier mâché.
Knowledge

Pupils will learn about:

  • Who the Native Americans are.
  • Where they are from and how they live.
  • Some of their beliefs and traditions.
  • What Native American art looks like.
  • What totems are.
  • What an armature is.
Skills

Pupils will learn how to:

  • Different types of relief sculpture.
  • What is meant by the terms ‘high relief’ and ‘low relief’.
  • How clay can be joined together for strength.
  • How raised and recessed areas of relief can be created in clay.
  • How you can stylize images.
  • How you make an armature.
Knowledge

Pupils will learn about:

  • What a still life is.
  • What often appears in a still life.
  • What composition is.
  • What observational drawing is.
  • What Cubism is.
  • How the Cubist artists treated still life paintings.

 

Skills

Pupils will learn how to:

  • How to do an observational line
  • drawing.
  • What is tone used for.
  • The different types of colour.
  • How colours are combined to form other colours.
  • How you can create a cubist work of art.

 

9 Art and Design “Collections”

 

“The Human Figure”

(Julian Opie Portraits)

“Exotic Flora”
Knowledge

Pupils will learn about:

  • What Pop Art is.
  • What influenced Pop Art.
  • Who Andy Warhol was.
  • Who Claes Oldenburg was.
  • Who Roy Lichtenstein was.
  • What is distinctive about Roy Lichtenstein’s work.

 

 

Skills

 

Pupils will learn how to:

 

How you can create images using

chalk and charcoal.

 

How you can create a

monochromatic painting.

 

How you can create a

watercolour and pencil study.

 

How you can create a

watercolour and wax crayon

study

 

How you can create a painting in

the style of Roy Lichtenstein.

 

Knowledge

 

Pupils will learn about:

 

The difference between a portrait and a self-portrait.

 

What can be included in a portrait

or self-portrait.

 

What stimuli can be used to help

create a self-portrait.

 

Who Julian Opie is.

 

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Skills

 

Pupils will learn how to:

 

How facial features are drawn.

 

How you proportion a face

correctly.

 

How oil pastels are used.

 

How you can create a Julian Opie

style portrait or self-portrait using photo plus

Knowledge

 

Pupils will learn about:

 

What exotic flora is.

 

What characteristics exotic flora

has.

 

How these characteristics can be

represented verbally and visually.

 

Who William Morris was.

 

What influenced the work of

William Morris.

 

Skills

 

Pupils will learn how to:

 

What mark-making is.

How mark-making techniques

can be used to represent different

textures.

 

The properties of coloured

pencils.

 

How coloured pencils can be

mixed to create new colours.

 

How you can create a repeating

pattern in the style of William

Morris.

 

How you can print your design.

 

Termly Assessment structures for KS3 Art and Design
Year 7 Week 1 2 3 Interim assessment 4-6 Interim assessment 7-8 FLA Review
Outcome Sketchbook FLA : Major piece FLA : Major piece
AO 3 2 1 4 4
  Record / Research Experiment Develop ideas and refine Final realisations Final realisations
Year 8 Week 1-2 3-4 5-6 Interim assessment 7-10 Interim assessment 10-12 FLA Review
Outcome Sketchbook FLA : Major piece FLA : Major piece
AO 3 2 1 4 4
  Record / Research Experiment Develop ideas and refine Final realisations Final realisations
Year 9 Week 1-2 3-4 5-6 Interim assessment 7-10 Interim assessment 10-12 FLA Review
Outcome Sketchbook FLA : Major piece FLA : Major piece
AO 3 2 1 4 4
  Record / Research Experiment Develop ideas and refine Final realisations Final realisations

 Art and Design Key Stage 4 – Assessment Map – SOW 2015-2016

Year Area Autumn term Spring term Summer term
10 Art and Design Natural Forms Landscape and Cityscape
Knowledge

 

Pupils will learn about:

 

·         The work of Amiria Gale.

·         Tone.

·         Texture.

·         Photographic processes.

·         Acrylic painting processes.

·         Watercolour processes.

 

Skills

 

  Pupils will learn how to:

 

·         Use content, form, process, mood to analysis images.

·         Add gradients of tone using gradated pencils and differentiating pressure.

·         Blend acrylic paints and create tone

·         Use macro photography.

·         Use depth of field.

 

 

Knowledge

 

Pupils will learn about:

 

·         The work of Ian Murphy

·         Creating textured backgrounds to draw and paint on.

·         Perspective and ratio.

·         Abstraction photography.

·         Popping colour.

 

Skills

 

  Pupils will learn how to:

 

·         Use content, form, process, mood to analysis images.

·         Add gradients of tone using gradated pencils and differentiating pressure.

·         Blend acrylic paints and create tone

·         Use the rule of triangles when taking photographs.

·         Editing images using popping colour techniques.

·         Enlarge images through projection and light box work.

 

Year Area Autumn term Spring and Summer term
11 Art and Design Landscape and Cityscape AQA Set task
See Summer Term

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Knowledge

Pupils will learn about:

·         Recording ideas through drawing, photography and annotations.

·         Experimenting with materials appropriate to the final realisation.

·         Identifying the work of other artists as an influence when developing ideas from the set task starting point.

·         Producing a Final response in 10 hours of exam conditions.

Skills

Pupils will learn how to:

·         Develop ideas based on 1 of 7 AQA set starting points.

·         Use a sketchbook imaginatively and effectively when developing ideas.

·         Work independently and be decisive when experimenting with materials.

·         Use photography as a tool to aid drawing and compositional work.

·         Be an expert when using materials.

 

Art GCSE -Interim assessment: Pupils are assessed at the completion of each Assessment Objective

FLA assessment: Takes place at the Major piece mid-point review and completion review.

Year 10

Natural Forms

(2 terms)

Week 1-6 7- 13 14 – 19 20 – 24 25 – 30 FLA  Project Review
Outcome Sketchbook and folder work FLA : Major piece FLA : Major piece
AO 3 2 1 4 4
Record / Research Experiment Develop ideas and refine Final realisations Final realisations
Year 10 /11

Landscape / City Scape (2 terms)

Week 1-6 7- 13 14 – 19 20 – 24 25 – 30 FLA  Project  Review
Outcome Sketchbook and folder work FLA : Major piece FLA : Major piece
AO 3 2 1 4 4
Record / Research Experiment Develop ideas and refine Final realisations Final realisations
Year 11

AQA Set Task

(2 terms)

Week 1-6 7- 13 14 – 19 20 – 24 25 – 30 FLA  Project Review
Outcome Sketchbook and Folder work FLA : Major piece FLA : Major piece
AO 3 2 1 4 4
Record / Research Experiment Develop ideas and refine Final realisations Final realisations

 

Year Area Autumn term Spring Summer
10 Photography Natural forms Portraiture Landscape and Cityscape
Knowledge

Pupils will learn about:

 

The 7 rules of composition.

Viewpoints and framing images.

The work of Karl Blossfeldt.

The work of Sue Bishop and Tony Howell.

Flipping and rotating.

Creating symmetrical images.

Use depth of field.

 

Skills

Pupils will learn how to:

 

Use a camera and plan composition.

Take worms eye and birds eye photographs.

Use the macro function to take images of natural forms.

Remove the saturation to create black and white images.

Adjust levels of hi/mid/lo tones.

Add filters.

Replace colours using hue/ saturation and lightness.

Knowledge

Pupils will learn about:

 

Learn about the work of David Bailey and David Hockney.

Plan and set up a photoshoot.

Remove the background in an image.

Using sequential imagery to create composition.

Skills

Pupils will learn how to:

 

Use lighting to create shadow and dramatic facial expressions.

To create black and white images in the style of David Bailey.

To take “ joiner photographs” that link together to create a larger image in the style of David Hockney.

Knowledge

Pupils will learn about:

 

The work of Ansel Adams and Ted Van Cleave.

Taking images of reflections.

Shutter speed

Masking colour

Blending layers

 

Skills

Pupils will learn how to:

 

Use a variety of shutter speeds to create motion blur.

To capture images at different times of the day and various weather conditions.

Removing a colour using a mask and replacing the colour.

Using opacity to blend two or more images together.

 

11 Photography Surrealism

 

AQA Set task
Knowledge

Pupils will learn about:

Surreal photography.

Merging images.

Cloning images.

Skills

Pupils will learn how to:

Layer images.

Use the blend tool.

Use the clone tool.

Use the cut out function.

Use layer blends and masks.

 

 

Knowledge

Pupils will learn about:

Recording ideas through photography and annotations.

Experimenting with photoplus processes appropriate to the final realisation.

Identifying the work of other artists / photographers as an influence when developing ideas from the set task starting point.

Producing a Final response in 10 hours of exam conditions

Skills

Pupils will learn how to:

Develop ideas based on 1 of 7 AQA set starting points.

Use a sketchbook imaginatively and effectively when developing ideas.

Work independently and be decisive when experimenting with editing processes.

Use photography as a tool to record a wide range of subject matter.

Be an expert when taking photographs and editing them.

 

Photography GCSE – Interim assessment: Pupils are assessed at the completion of each Assessment Objective

FLA assessment: Takes place at the Major piece mid-point review and completion review.

Year 10

Coursework projects

(1 term per project)

Week 1-2 3-6 7 – 9 10 – 12 13 – 15 FLA  Project Review
Outcome Sketchbook and folder work FLA : Major piece FLA : Major piece
AO 3 2 1 4 4
Record / Research Experiment Develop ideas and refine Final realisations Final realisations
Year 11

AQA Set Task

(2 terms)

Week 1-6 7- 13 14 – 19 20 – 24 25 – 30 FLA  Project Review
Outcome Sketchbook and Folder work FLA : Major piece FLA : Major piece
AO 3 2 1 4 4
Record / Research Experiment Develop ideas and refine Final realisations Final realisations

 

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