Art and Design & Photography

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Art and Design & Photography

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.

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.

How would I learn?

The 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

Art and Design & Photography Curriculum Map

Year 7

Autumn 1
Visual Elements
Autumn 2
Visual Elements
Spring 1
Jon Burgerman/creative Characters
Spring 2
Jon Burgerman/creative Characters
Summer 1
Sarah Beetson/Footwear
Summer 2
Sarah Beetson/Footwear

Year 8

Autumn 1
The day of the Dead
Autumn 2
The day of the Dead
Spring 1
Japanese Culture
Spring 2
Japanese Culture
Summer 1
Pop Art
Summer 2
Pop Art

Year 9

Autumn 1
Key Skills/Sweet treats
Autumn 2
Key Skills/Sweet treats
Spring 1
CWK- Set from current exam paper
Spring 2
CWK- Set from current exam paper
Summer 1
CWK- Set from current exam paper, choice from two project titles
Summer 2
CWK- Set from current exam paper choice from two project titles

Year 10

Autumn 1
CWK- Music and lyrics/personal choice of starting point
Autumn 2
CWK- Music and lyrics/personal choice of starting point
Spring 1
CWK- Music and lyrics/personal choice of starting point
Spring 2
CWK- Music and lyrics/personal choice of starting point
Summer 1
CWK- Identity/personal choice of starting point
Summer 2
CWK- Identity/personal choice of starting point

Year 11

Autumn 1
CWK- Identity/personal choice of starting point
Autumn 2
CWK- Identity/personal choice of starting point
Spring 1
Exam Project
Spring 2
Exam Project
Summer 1
n/a
Summer 2
n/a

Year 9

Autumn 1
Key skills Development/Project title Surrealism
Autumn 2
Key skills Development/Project title Surrealism
Spring 1
Key skills Development/Project title Surrealism
Spring 2
CWK- Exam paper, Students to be given two starting points to choose from.
Summer 1
CWK- Exam paper, Students to be given two starting points to choose from.
Summer 2
CWK- Exam paper, Students to be given two starting points to choose from.

Year 10

Autumn 1
CWK: Identity/or a personal choice (HA)
Autumn 2
CWK: Identity/or a personal choice (HA)
Spring 1
CWK: Identity/or a personal choice (HA)
Spring 2
CWK- Exam paper, Students to be given two starting points to choose from.)
Summer 1
CWK- Exam paper, Students to be given two starting points to choose from.
Summer 2
CWK- Exam paper, Students to be given two starting points to choose from.

Year 11

Autumn 1
CWK- Exam paper, Students to be given two starting points to choose from.
Autumn 2
CWK- Exam paper, Students to be given two starting points to choose from.
Spring 1
Exam Project
Spring 2
Exam Project
Summer 1
n/a
Summer 2
n/a

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.

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Contact Art Department

Please use the form below to contact the Art department or alternatively please email art_info@starbank.staracademies.org

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