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Art

"They develop an appreciation of art, craft and design, and its role in the creative and cultural industries that enrich..."
"They develop an appreciation of art, craft and design, and its role in the creative and cultural industries that enrich..."

In art pupils explore visual, tactile and other sensory experiences to communicate ideas and meanings. They work with traditional and new media, developing confidence, competence, imagination and creativity. They learn to appreciate and value images and artifacts across times and cultures, and to understand the contexts in which they were made.

In art pupils reflect critically on their own and other people’s work, judging quality, value and meaning. They learn to think and act as artists, craftspeople and designers, working creatively and intelligently. They develop an appreciation of art, craft and design, and its role in the creative and cultural industries that enrich their lives.

Through the course students develop a creative practical skills for communicating and expressing ideas, feelings and meanings in art and design. Investigative, analytical, experimental and interpretative capabilities, aesthetic understanding and critical skills. An understanding of codes and conventions of art, craft and design and awareness of the contexts in which they operate.Knowledge and understanding of art, craft and design in contemporary societies and in other times and cultures.

  • YEAR 7 TO 9
    • Hours per week: 2
    • Subject Code: 7Ar / 8Ar / 9Ar

    Course description

    “In art pupils explore visual, tactile and other sensory experiences to communicate ideas and meanings. They work with traditional and new media, developing confidence, competence, imagination and creativity. They learn to appreciate and value images and artifacts across times and cultures, and to understand the contexts in which they were made. In art pupils reflect critically on their own and other people’s work, judging quality, value and meaning. They learn to think and act as artists, craftspeople and designers, working creatively and intelligently. They develop an appreciation of art, craft and design, and its role in the creative and cultural industries that enrich their lives.”

    As the curriculum key concepts in art-making are creativity and competence, students explore, experiment and investigate art materials and processes and they are encouraged to take risks, be expressive and to push their ideas to achieve a strong sense of resolution.

    Students also develop the skills to analyse and develop a critical and cultural understanding of art by studying influencing artists and exploring the role of the artist and designer in a cultural context.

    The Art units are designed to provide students with a range of experiences in drawing, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture. The students are taught to research, experiment and record their art-making process in an Art Journal which develops into a very treasured personal diary of their art experiences.


    Year 7 Units

    • Natural Forms
    • Elements and principles of Art
    • Observational drawing, painting and sculpture

    Year 8 Units

    • Architecture
    • Still Life 
    • Observational drawing, painting and printmaking

    Year 9 Units

    • Portraiture
    • Cultural Identity
    • Observational drawing, painting, sculpture and photography

    Assessment

    Assessment is based upon exploration, creativity and competence and critical and cultural understanding. The National Curriculum levels are applied to research, ideas and planning, use of materials, resolution, presentation, understanding, application and evaluation.

  • YEAR 10 AND 11
    Course Content
    Through the course students develop:
    • Creative practical skills for communicating and expressing ideas, feelings and meanings in art and design.
    • Investigative, analytical, experimental and interpretative capabilities, aesthetic understanding and critical skills.
    • An understanding of codes and conventions of art, craft and design and awareness of the contexts in which they operate.
    • Knowledge and understanding of art, craft and design in contemporary societies and in other times and cultures.

    Final Assessment


    Unit 1Personal Portfolio (60%)

    Internally set and marked. Each task is assessed separately out of 80 marks. Students are assessed using 4 assessment objectives of develop, review/experiment, record, present. The Personal Portfolio is produced over an 18 month period and includes research drawings, critical studies, experiments with media, developmental work and final outcomes produced through several units of work. Outcomes will be in a variety of media selected from painting, printmaking, textiles, digital media, photography and mixed media.


    Unit 2 Externally Set Assignment and examination (40%)

    Externally set theme and internally marked. The externally set assignment is provided by the exam board and takes the form of a broad-based theme. Students have 20 teaching hours in which to research and develop an idea in preparation for a two-day (10 hour) examination. During this preparatory period, students explore the theme and experiment in order to prepare a final work in a chosen media. 

  • YEAR 12 AND 13

    Year 12 and 13 - Art and Design


    Course Content

    GCE AS Art and Design is made up of two units

    Unit 1 - an art making course work following an overarching theme designed to equip students with art making skills and concepts.

    Unit 2 which is an externally set assignment, in which students use the skills learnt from experiences in Unit 1 to embark upon more personalised artworks.

    GCE Art and Design A2 is made up of two units.

    Unit 3 - is practical art making course work and an written personal study focussing upon individual research

    Unit 4 is an externally set assignment where students work independently with a culmination of the practical skills learnt.


    Assessment

    Students are assessed using 4 assessment objectives of develop, experiment, record and present which are weighted at 25% in each unit. Each unit is marked out of 80 marks.

     GCE AS

    • Unit 1 Course work.
    • Unit 2 Externally set examination.

     GCE A2

    • Unit 3 Course work and personal study.
    • Unit 4 Externally set examination.
"They develop an appreciation of art, craft and design, and its role in the creative and cultural industries that enrich..."