Basic Equipment & Assessment
Staff using a bank of statements assess students in Years 7 – 9 regularly. These statements assess technical skills as well as analytical, planning and creative thought processes. These statements along with the arrangement of the Key Stage 3 projects directly link to the GCSE examination criteria for Art & Design. Students are regularly given opportunities to self and peer-assess work produced in order to be fully involved in the feedback process.
Preparatory for Learning
Preparatory for Learning is regularly set with all year groups.
Through Key Stage 3 students have a variety of tasks that involve short… Read More
Year 7 Art
A project with direct links to the work of Mark Hearld. The students begin to understand both written and visual analysis towards contextual sources. The students develop a wide range of skills using pencil, pen, paint, print, collage and photography.
Under The Sea
This project brings together the design processes through initial drawing, printmaking and resulting in a 3D urchin in clay. The variety of tasks embedded within one theme creates depth of ideas and an understanding of resilience towards tasks. The contextual sources for this project are Heather Knight alongside natural coral and urchins.View the embedded image gallery online at:… Read More
Year 8 Art
The following Schemes of Learning build upon the Year 7 skills with stronger emphasis towards the development of personal ideas for final responses. The overall theme for the year is 'Identity' with all projects linking to this.
This is a clay project following the process of observational drawing to design to creation. A fun project that all Year 8's really enjoy.
Through learning a number of drawing techniques to aid success the students develop observational self- portraits. Students are encouraged to develop the portraits through combining influences from a number of different contextual sources (Romero… Read More
Year 9 Art
GCSE skills will be embedded into all projects in Year 9 to give students a flavour of further art study and provide opportunities for creative independence. This will include: connecting to the work of others; producing independent designs; and making personal choices with materials. Year 9 students will be expected to produce and present quality final pieces of art work.
YEAR 9 THEMES INCLUDE:
Figure to Doodle Product Design
This can include: observational drawing; colour; composition; painting skills; 3D paper construction; photography; and the use of ICT.
Photography Skills Project
A 6 week introduction to… Read More
GCSE Fine Art and Photography
Students are required to buy a number of art materials to ensure they are well-equipped to complete the course. Packs are available to buy at the start of the academic year through the Art Department, or students are able to source their own. Additionally GCSE students can purchase an A3 portfolio (£1.50) or A2 portfolio (£2) from the Art department.
GCSE students are assessed using the AQA Art and Design Assessment Objectives for both the Fine Art and Photography specialisms.
Both courses are very content heavy. Students will be required to… Read More
A Level Art & Design: Fine Art
What is Fine Art?
Fine Art is a creative subject in which you are expected to produce practical and critical/contextual work in one or more areas including painting, drawing, mixed-media, sculpture, land art, installation, and printmaking.
Who is it for?
It is for those who like to be practical and creative and wish to express themselves in a personal manner. It may be part of their career route or a satisfying alternative to more academic work. Students should have a grade B in GCSE Art unless there are extenuating circumstances.
What is studied?
Fine Art which… Read More
A Level Art & Design: Photography
What is Photography?
Digital Photography is a creative subject in which you are expected to produce practical and critical/contextual work in one or more areas including portraiture, landscape photography, still-life photography, documentary photography, photo-journalism, experimental imagery, photographic installation, video, television and film.
Who is it for?
It is for those who like to be practical and creative and wish to express themselves in a personal manner. It may be part of your career route or a satisfying alternative to more academic work. It is essential students own their own compact digital camera (a minimum 6MP) or SLR.… Read More