Art and Design

What are we studying?

Year

7

Dates

4 Sep - 3 Apr 2020

WHAT ARE WE STUDYING

TERM 1 and 2

In order to develop student’s knowledge and skill set in Art and Design, they will follow a structured learning programme this term. The scheme of learning will initially focus on The Elements and Principles of Art by introducing students to how these can be applied successfully in artwork. As the term progresses, tasks undertaken will become increasing complex to allow students to deepen their knowledge and understanding. The term will conclude with the designing and making of a festival headdress which will explore in more depth The Elements and Principles of Art.

TERM 3 and 4

Year 7 will continue studying the formal elements of Art and Design developed during the first part of the academic year. This term, the focus will be on learning to apply the formal elements of texture, tone and pattern. Students will complete a range of observational drawings exploring media in order to develop ideas for a printmaking project. The project will focus on recording grasses and seed heads creatively connecting to the artwork of Angie Lewis.

Year

8

Dates

4 Sep - 3 Apr 2019

WHAT ARE WE STUDYING

TERM 1 and 2

The focus of learning will be on developing students’ ability in three dimensional design. Students will analyse and respond to the work of Henry Moore and design their own clay sculptures in his style. In order to generate ideas for their work, students will explore and record man-made and natural forms also used by the artist to inspire his work. There will be opportunities for students to work at a variety of scale in order to develop expressive and creative drawings and ideas for artwork.

TERM 3 and 4

Year 8 will be working on the theme of architecture. They will explore the artwork of John Piper and Chris Tate in order to create expressive and layered drawings of the school grounds. Students will learn to record in more detail using architecture as inspiration. They will use a variety of mixed media techniques and complete experiments before producing a final piece of their own design

Year

9

Dates

4 Sep - 3 Apr 2020

WHAT ARE WE STUDYING

TERM 1 and 2

Students will develop their knowledge of Surrealist artwork by studying the work of Salvador Dali. They will develop their ability to analyse and interpret artwork as well as work successfully in the style of an artist. Drawing and painting skills will be developed with specific focus on achieving control and refinement.

In order to support the scheme of learning and provide enrichment opportunities, students will have an opportunity to visit Compton Verney art gallery to experience contemporary artwork as well as work alongside a practising artist.

TERM 3 and 4

Year 9 will be working on the theme of Portraiture and Identity. They will investigate the ideas and practices of Pop Artists such as Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein in order to create their own personal artworks. Students will develop their knowledge of Photoshop as well as drawing, painting and printmaking in order to explore the theme.

Year

10

Dates

4 Sep - 3 Apr 2020

WHAT ARE WE STUDYING

TERM 1 and 2

In order to successfully support students’ transition from Key stage three to GCSE, students will undertake an introductory course in Art and Design for the first half of the term. During this course, students will have the opportunity to explore and develop their knowledge and understanding of drawing, painting, printmaking, 3D design and alternative contemporary media.

Following the completion of the introductory course, students will commence working on their personal portfolios. Their portfolios will contain a range of drawing and practical tasks which meet the four assessment objectives of: artist research, developing ideas through media exploration, recording from first hand and developing personal final pieces. This work will become increasingly ambitious as the course progresses and students will be encouraged to work with independence.

TERM 3 and 4

Year 10 will conclude their introductory course on the theme of still life before commencing their personal portfolio projects mid-January. The personal portfolios will contain sketchbook work, larger scale exploratory pieces as well as more developed final outcomes in response to a set theme. This work represents 60% of the final GCSE course and will conclude in December 2020.

Year

11

Dates

4 Sep - 3 Apr 2020

WHAT ARE WE STUDYING

TERM 1 and 2

Students will consolidate their completion of the personal portfolio which constitutes the coursework element of the GCSE. The personal portfolio will contain a range of work completed throughout Year 10 combined with work completed in the first term of Year 11. This work represents 60% of the final GCSE grade. The work will fulfil the four assessment objectives of: artist research, developing ideas through media exploration, recording from first hand as well as developing personal final pieces.

TERM 3 and 4

This term, Year 11 will be commencing their Externally Set Assignments which is the exam element of their GCSE and worth 40% of the final GCSE. The examination board will issue a detailed paper setting out ideas for a theme. This year, the theme of “Reflections” will be explored through a range of artist research, recording, experimenting and making tasks. The ESA will conclude in a 10 hour examination where students will complete a final outcome concluding their period of research.