ART

To nurture future generations of creative, reflective and informed artists who can positively impact their own lives and the lives of others. We believe that the creation of art is a culturally valuable and innovative process.

Creative exploration, celebrating individuality and high aspirations

 

Teachers:

Miss L Freeman – Head of Art

Mrs K Whitehouse – Teacher of Art and Photography

Miss H Ives – Teacher of Art and Photography

 

KS3 Statement

Art teaching and learning at KS3 aims to develop understanding of the visual elements as well as confidence and skill with a range of 2D and 3D materials. Students will be taught a different scheme of work each term ensuring a broad range of themes, artists, designers and art genres are explored. The study of Art will allow students to interpret images and artworks and to demonstrate this understanding in their own outcomes.

The Art department is committed to excellence and student work is proudly displayed: we motivate students to take pride in and celebrate their work. Students currently study two lessons of Art per fortnight and the curriculum is supported by workshops and trips to enrich the program of study.

KS3 Schemes of Work

  • Ancient Culture
  • Patterns in Nature
  • Sweet Treats
  • Abstract Art
  • Architecture
  • Identity

 

KS4 Course content:

  • Year 9 Art – Abstract Art
  • Year 10 Art – Personal Objects
  • Year 11 Art – Externally Set Assignment

 

GCSE Fine Art (AQA)

Art and Design is a popular choice at KS4 and the course allows students to engage with a variety of themes, artists and creative practices. The skills developed at KS3 such as interpretation of artist work and skill with materials are progressed and refined. There are opportunities for personal choice and self direction of work and students are supported to make responses that are both personal and meaningful. The course comprises of at least two units of work as well as the externally set unit towards the end of Year 11. The course will ensure that students understand the four AQA assessment objectives and can create an appropriate body of work to meet the requirements.

 

Within this program of study, students overall grade will be comprised of the following:

Assessment Information for GCSE Art and Photography:

  • Component 1 – Portfolio 60%
  • Component 2 – Externally Set Assignment 40%

 

GCSE Photography (AQA)

Photography is also a popular choice at GCSE and has gained recognition at the Academy through our exciting outcomes and exhibitions of work.

Students will be taught key concepts in Photography as well as technical knowledge and practical skills relating to digital photography and presentation of work. Students will have access to DSLRs and tripods to support more advanced image taking and will be challenged utilise their skills to respond to a broad range of themes.

Whilst both Fine Art and Photography include written aspects, these are a key part of the Photography GCSE and students are required to create effective written work. The course will ensure that students understand the four AQA assessment objectives and can create an appropriate body of work to meet the requirements. Students will be encouraged to engage with current practitioners to gain an insight into the profession.

 

Within this program of study, students overall grade will be comprised of the following:

Assessment information for GCSE Art and Photography:

  • Component 1 – Portfolio 60%
  • Component 2 – Externally Set Assignment 40%

 

Photography key concepts:

  • Year 9 Photography – Urban Landscapes
  • Year 10 Photography – Portraiture
  • Year 11 Photography -Externally Set Assignment

We continually adapt our units of work at KS3 and KS4 to ensure teaching and learning remains relevant, engaging and responds to changes in the exam specification. The units of work outlined above  reflect our current teaching (September 2017).