Art and Design

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Art and Design

As a department our aim is to provide every student with a creative experience that will develop key artistic skills during their two years in KS3. Students will develop technical skills such as: drawing, painting and printing where they will use a wide range of materials. Students will experience working in 2D and 3D both individually and collaboratively, studying artists from the past to the present to inspire and develop their work. Our aim is to enable all students to develop their confidence, communication skills and their imagination.

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Why Study Art and Design?

Learners need to find an outlet to express themselves. Art and Design gives learners a positive outlet to express themselves. Through studying Art and Design learners are developing their communication skills, independence, creativity, problem solving, learning to work with others. Art and Design will create many different avenues for learners to go down in the future.  Learners can explore fields such as; Architecture, Fashion, Construction, Web designers, Vehicle design, Product design, Film, Photography and Promotions. All these career paths require some form of creativity.

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What would I learn in Art and Design?

Year 7 Curriculum

Year 8 Curriculum

Autumn term: Visual Elements/Key Skills

Perfecting the art of drawing through a variety of mediums including: charcoal, water colour and ink bleeding. To focus on: line, tone, colour, shape, pattern, texture and composition

Autumn term: Day of the Dead/3D sculpture

Extending knowledge on different cultures by looking more closely into the Mexican festival of “The Day of the Dead”.

Spring term: Sarah Beetson/Contemporary art

Focus on observational drawing with an emphasis on drawing with perspective

Spring: Japanese/Experimental Art.

Developing knowledge of art and artistic expression through different cultures

Summer term: Job Burgerman/3D Sculpture

A project based upon the work of illustrator and contemporary artist Jon Burgerman

Summer: William Morris

Develop intricate drawing skills, use a range of printing methods.

How would I learn in Art and Design?

Students will complete three projects during the academic year. Each term they will develop a variety of new skills as well as building upon prior skills and techniques where they will be provided with the opportunity to develop work in both 2D and 3D. Students will research and learn about a range of artists from the past to contemporary as well as working on a project that focuses on different cultures. Students will produce a sketchbook full of drawings, ideas and experiments as well as producing a large final outcome for each project.

The project themes are extensive but each will aim to inspire, motivate and challenge all students, preparing them for any Art GCSE they wish to opt for.

 

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Why study GCSE Art and Design?

Learners need to find an outlet to express themselves. Art and Design gives learners a positive outlet to express themselves. Through studying Art and Design learners are developing their communication skills, independence, creativity, problem solving, learning to work with others. Art and Design will create many different avenues for learners to go down in the future.

Learners can explore fields such as:

  • Architecture
  • Fashion
  • Construction
  • Web designers
  • Vehicle design
  • Product design
  • Film
  • Photography and Promotions.

All these career paths require some form of creativity.

What would I learn in GCSE Art and Design?

Unit

Content

Unit 1- Sweet Treats

 

The first initial project is based on a pre-selected starting point.  Learners will be guided through how to create an “insightful and meaningful” response to a starting point.

 

Unit 2-Mock Exam Project

 

Learners will be given two starting points to select from.  Learners will have the opportunity to make a response to the starting point and will be able to create a final outcome in a 5 hour mock exam.

Unit 4- Art and Design Portfolio

 

Learners will make a more independent decision on what their starting point will be. This project will count for 60% of the overall grade. Learners will have approximately 45 hours contact time to complete the unit. This unit will be marked out of 120 and will be marked internally but moderated externally.

Unit 4- Art and Design OCR-set Task

 

Learners will be given the exam paper during the summer term of year 11.  They will select a starting point from the exam paper and create a portfolio based around their selected starting point. Learners will create the final outcome in a 10 hour exam. This unit will count for 40% of the overall grade. This unit will be marked out of 80 and will be marked internally and moderated externally.

How would I learn in GCSE Art and Design

The GCSE Art and Design course aims to allow learners to make a meaningful and insightful response to a select starting point. It will allow the learner to explore different materials and allow them to make independent choices on which materials will be most appropriate to what they intend on achieving. The course provides learners with an outlet to express themselves visually. Throughout the course learners will develop observational skills and how to record ideas through a range of materials and processes.  They will also work with 2D and 3D relief techniques and learn to carry out independent study researching artists and their relevance and influence on their work.

Key Subject Facts

Exam Board:

OCR

Course Makeup:

  • Exam 40% 40%
  • Coursework 60% 60%

Exam Structure:

  • Learners will be given the exam paper during the summer term of year 11.
  • They will select a starting point from the exam paper and create a portfolio based around their selected starting point.
  • Learners will create the final outcome in a 10 hour exam.
  • This unit will count for 40% of the overall grade.
  • This unit will be marked out of 80 and will be marked internally and moderated externally.

Staff in Department

Head of Department:

Mrs S. Arif

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