ART

Department Description / Curriculum Intent

Art and Design is a vehicle of communication and self-expression, which encourages the ability to observe, select and interpret with feeling and understanding.

We aim to foster pupils’ natural enthusiasm for visual and other forms of expression in a non-threatening atmosphere, which is essential if pupils are to develop a sense of self-discipline and are open to new ideas and stimuli.

Department Staff and Roles

Subject Leader for Art and Design Mr T McGuinness

Teacher for Art and Design Ms A Park

Curriculum Content
KS3

Year 7

Term 1:

AUTUMN /WINTER TERM BASE LINE TEST AND PORTRAITS

Term 2:

SPRING TERM INSECTS /NATURE

Term 3:

SUMMER TERM CULTURE/INDIA

Year 8

TERM 1: NATURAL FORMS BEATRIZ MILHAZES PRINTING

TERM 2: CERAMICS PROJECT LANDSCAPE PROJECT

TERM 3:OP ART/ABSTRACTION

Year 9
Classes are taught  on a carousel for 1 term

Term project; African culture /ceramic masks.

Carousel ;

Term : 1 class 9x1 class 9x2

Term ; 2 class 9x3 class 9x4

Term ; 3 class 9x5 class 9x6

Curriculum Content
KS4/GCSE

GCSE Art and Design

Year 10

Term 1: Day of the Dead research

Term 2: Photoshop Development / ceramic skulls

Term 3: Development painting of canvas /Begin Aboriginal Art Research

Year 11

Term 1: Aboriginal art Batik design /Boomerang sculpture/design

Term 2: GCSE exam question preparation work

Term 3: Continue preparation and complete GCSE exam

Curriculum Content
KS5/A-Level

GCE A level Fine Art

Year 12

Term 1: Induction project based on photography and Nature

Term 2: Developmental and personal study project work using drawing painting print photoshop

Term 3: Personal study development using composition. Draft written work for Chosen Personal study begun

Year 13

Term 1:Final designs and preparation for final Large painting

Term 2: Complete personal written study, developments and Large painting. Begin A level exam preparation.

Term 3: Complete A level exam preparation and complete final exam.

All work to be handed in on completion of the exam in April/May.

Department Courses

KS3 National Curriculum Art

KS4 GCSE Art and Design

KS5 GCE A level Fine Art

Exam Board

KS4 AQA

KS5 AQA 

Useful Links

BBC Bitesize

Extra-Curricular

Art club

Booster sessions

Additional Information

Students produce homework in a traditional drawing pad on a regular basis.