In Year 7 we aim to teach students the necessary skills to work with confidence, taking pride in what they achieve and producing work to a high standard.
Students develop their skills in using a wide range of media including drawing, painting, collage, and printmaking. Students will improve their understanding of a range of artists who focus on still life and landscapes before we move into portraiture.
Scheme of Work Summary:
Term 1 - Colour Theory and Tone
Term 2 – Formal elements in art / Giorgio Morandi
Term 3 – Still Life and Gridding
Term 4 – Still Life and Gridding
Term 5 – Portraiture
Term 6 – Alternative Portraiture
In Year 8 we build upon skills and extend students subject knowledge in a range of media including drawing, painting, printing and relief work.
Students continue developing their artist knowledge by looking at artists who focus on cultural art and natural forms.
Scheme of Work Summary:
Term 1 - Observational Drawing
Term 2 – Aboriginal Art
Term 3 - Perspective
Term 4 – Perspective
Term 5 - Printmaking
Term 6 – Art Genres
In year 9 students will undertake project work drawing upon skills gained in year 8 and 9. They will develop projects using research skills before undertaking work in response to a theme.
At the end of this year pupils have the option of staying in Art to undertake the BTEC First level 1 and 2 in Art and Design.
Term 1 - Juxtaposition
Term 2 – Renaissance and Clay Sculpture
Term 3 – Book making / Mixed Media
Term 4 – Book making / Mixed Media
Term 5 – Collage and Artist Interpretations
Term 6 – Portfolio Building and Presentation (Theme: Landscapes)
The students who opted in at the end of Year 9 will complete their BTEC First level 1 and 2 in Art and Design. This will be the first year of a two-year course taking them through to the end of year 11. The course is 100% coursework based 75% is set internally and 25% is set externally by Pearson Edexcel.
Term 1 to 3 - Unit 1: Introduction to specialist pathways in Art and Design
Term 4 and 5 - Unit 3: Communicating ideas in 2D
Term 6 - Unit 5: Building an Art and Design Portfolio
Year 11 will see the skill pupils have developed through sustained investigations come to a close. At the beginning of the year pupils will complete their 75% internally set assignments in anticipation for their externally set task.
Their external controlled assignment will be issued in Term 3 and end with a 10 hour controlled assessment.
Term 1 and 2 – Unit 5: Building an Art and Design Portfolio
Term 3 to 5 – Unit 2: Creative project in Art and Design.
Year 13 students are in their final year of their Level 3 National Extended Certificate. Students will work towards their overall assessment grade by completing a further two internal units. Students are a liberty to choose one unit themselves at this stage. Unit 3 is mandatory the optional units are shown below.
At the end of year 13, pupils will be asked to present their work in a gallery type setting as they host an event that showcases work to the public.
Term 1 to 3 – Unit 3: The creative process (Internal mandatory unit)
Term 4 and 5 – Optional unit (see below)
Unit 9 – Photographic materials, techniques and processes.
Unit 12 – Fine Art materials, techniques and processes
Unit 13 – 3D Design materials, techniques and processes
Term 6 – Exhibition set up and private view.
Useful Links - Art
Some good websites for images and galleries which would add to the artist knowledge and have some drawings information are:
- www.tate.org.uk - Tate Gallery
- www.photonet.org.uk - Photographer’s Gallery
- www.moma.org - Museum of Modern Art
- www.nationalgallery.org.uk - National Gallery
- www.npg.org.uk - National Portrait Gallery