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Art & Photography - Remote Learning During COVID-19 School Closure

Teachers will be setting work for each teaching group on Show My Homework, intended to provide a reasonable curriculum. All work will be set for online submission, with students saving work and using the online Submit Work feature.

Art & Design Learning Journey

Art and Design Learning Journey

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Photography Learning Journey

Photography Learning Journey

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Curriculum Maps

Art at Key Stage 3

In year 7 and 8 all students study 50 minutes of Art per week, year 9 students have 1 hour and 40 minutes per week. The course includes a diverse range of artistic styles including traditional and contemporary.

Students are given termly projects which focus on various themes and within themes we explore a diverse range of mediums to give the students a more rounded experience in all areas of the subject. Throughout the course the students are introduced to the work of a range of artists which complement and inspire creative responses related to each project.

Activities will involve: Drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, photography, clay, critical analysis and 3D work.

Year 8 students will choose 2 areas of Creative learning that they would like to focus on in year 9. These 2 options will then rotate on a 9-10 week course, giving each student a double lesson per week. This then gives the students more time to develop their skills in these subjects, creating a more solid foundation for GCSE.

Students artwork is displayed around the classrooms to celebrate success and demonstrate the exciting and skilful work created by the students. Students are encouraged to attend lunch and afterschool workshops to extend skills and techniques.

By the end of Key stage 3 all pupils should be able to:-

Use a range of techniques to record their observations in sketchbooks, journals and other media as a basis for exploring ideas.

Use a range of techniques and media including painting.

Increase their proficiency in the handling of different materials.

Analyse and evaluate their own work, and that of others, to strengthen the visual impact or applications of their work.

Have a critical understanding about the history of art, craft and design and architecture, including periods, styles and major art movements up to the present day.

Years 7 and 8

KS3

Subject:

Y7 Content

Y7 Key Assessment

Y8 Content

Y8 Key Assessment

Autumn 1

Bugs

Skills Covered:

-          Mark Making

-          Oil Pastel Printing

-          Analysing the Artist Abby Diamond

-          Mono Printing

-          Watercolour Washes

Observational Drawing Task

Still Life

Skills Covered:

-          Mark Making

-          Looking at the Artist Giorgio Morandi

-          Mono Printing

-          Observational Drawing

-          Negative Space

Observational Drawing Task

Autumn 2

Bugs

Skills Covered:

-          Observational Drawing

-          Collage

Collage Bug Outcome

Still Life

Skills Covered:

-          Looking at the Artist Michael Craig Martin

-          Poly Block Printing

-          Painting

-          Working with Colour

Painting in the style of Michael Craig Martin

Spring 1

Under the Sea

Skills Covered:

-          Oil Pastels

-          Observational Drawing

-          Watercolour Techniques

Observational Drawing Task

Pop Art

Skills Covered:

-          Analysing the Pop Art Movement

-          3D cardboard relief

-          Observational Drawing

Observational Drawing Task

Spring 2

Under the Sea

Skills Covered:

-          Papier Mâché

-          Painting and Decorating 3D Sculptures

-          Mono Printing

3D Jellyfish sculpture

Pop Art

Skills Covered:

-          Mono Printing

-          Clay

-          Painting 3D clay sculpture

3D clay sculpture

Summer 1

Natural Forms

Skills Covered:

-          Grid Drawing

-          Looking at the Artist Karl Blossfeldt

-          Chalk and Charcoal

-          Complementary Colours

Chalk and Charcoal outcome

Portraiture

Skills Covered:

-          Limited Colour Palettes

-          Looking at the Artist Ian Berry

-          Tints, Tones and Shade

-          Continuous line

-          Repeating patterns using Mono Printing

Painting and Mono Print

Summer 2

Natural Forms

Skills Covered:

-          Analysing the Artist Georgia O’keeffe

-          Painting

-          Observational Drawing

Observational Drawing Task

Landscapes

Skills Covered:

-          Looking at the Artist Rowan Leckie

-          Mono Printing with textures and adding watercolours

-          Observational Drawing

Observational Drawing Task

Year 9 

Rotation 1 project 

 

Portraiture and the Alter Ego 

 

  • Introduction to Chuck Close and the grid method technique 

  • Applying the grid method to a pencil self portrait 

  • Photography and weaving 

  • Mono printing and continuous line drawing 

  • Oil pastel workshop and artist study 

  • Coloured pencil and hatching techniques applied to portraits 

Rotation 2 project 

 

Landscapes 

 

  • Introduction to David Hockney and perspective 

  • Watercolour wash techniques 

  • Torn paper landscapes 

  • Pencil drawing, tone, mark making and texture 

  • Textured landscapes, Mod Roc and collage 

  • Photography 

 

GCSE Art 

Course Title: GCSE (9-1) Art & Design: Fine Art 

Specification Code: 8202 

Exam Board: AQA Web Link 

Year 10 

Year 1 Term 1 Component 1 

Introduction – Recording Skills + Organic Forms and Surfaces & Food (TBC) 

Drawing/Painting/Observation/Imagination + Critical Analysis exploring artists methods + Exploring and developing ideas using a range of media.  

Year 1 Term 2 Component 1 

  • Outcomes Organic Forms. 

  • Large cropped composition painting inspired by Georgia O’Keefe. 

  • William Morris inspired repeat print.  

Year 1 Term 3 Component 1 

  • Printmaking 

  • Lino 

  • Mono-printing  

Year 11 

Year 2 Term 1 Component 1 

  • Personal independent project – internally set theme(s) 

  • Research, develop + refine final chosen idea(s) 

  • Realisation of 1st final outcome 

  • Refined final outcome (if necessary) 

  • Present personal portfolio 

  • Component 1 submitted for assessment.  

Year 2 Term 2 Component 2 

Component 2 – Externally Set Assignment – Theme assigned by AQA exam board + Theme issued in the first week of term + 8 weeks to produce preparatory work studies to support given theme + Research, record, develop, review, refine + produce FINAL outcome (10 hours’ practical exam in exam conditions)  

Year 2 Term 3 Component 1 + Component 2 

Presentation of portfolio + Externally Set Assignment Exhibition 

 

GCSE Photography 

Course Title: GCSE (9-1) Art & Design: Photography 

Specification Code: 8206 

Exam Board: AQA Web Link 

Year 10 

Year 1 Term 1 Component 1 

Introduction – Recording Skills + Themed Photographic Projects (TBC) 

  • Composition and Colour 

  • Repetition 

  • Exposure 

  • Mixed Media 

  • Lighting 

Drawing/Painting/Observation/Imagination + Critical Analysis exploring artists methods + Exploring + developing ideas using a range of media + processes.  

Year 1 Term 2 Component 1 

  • 1st Personal independent project – internally set theme(s) 

  • Research, develop + refine final chosen idea(s) 

  • Realisation of 1st final outcome 

  • Refined final outcome (if necessary) 

  • Present personal portfolio 

  • Component 1 submitted for assessment.  

Year 1 Term 3 Component 1 

  • 2nd Personal independent project – internally set theme(s) 

  • Research, develop + refine final chosen idea(s) 

  • Realisation of 1st final outcome 

  • Refined final outcome (if necessary) 

  • Present personal portfolio 

  • Component 1 submitted for assessment.  

Year 11

Year 2 Term 1 Component 1 

  • Mock Personal independent project – internally set theme(s) 

  • Research, develop + refine final chosen idea(s) 

  • Realisation of 1st final outcome 

  • Refined final outcome (if necessary) 

  • Present personal portfolio 

  • Component 1 submitted for final assessment.  

Year 2 Term 2 Component 2 

Component 2 – Externally Set Assignment – Theme assigned by AQA exam board + Theme issued in the first week of term + 8 weeks to produce preparatory work studies to support given theme + Research, record, develop, review, refine + produce FINAL outcome (10 hours’ practical exam in exam conditions)  

Year 2 Term 3 Component 1 + Component 2 

Presentation of portfolio + Externally Set Assignment Exhibition 

 

A Level Art

Title: Art & Design  

Art & Design 

Course Title: A Level Art & Design: Fine Art 

Specification Code: 7242 

Exam Board: AQA Web Link 

Year 12 

Year 1 Term 1 Component 1 

Introduction – Recording Skills 

  • Darkroom Process + Camera-less methods 

  • Natural + Abstract Form 

  • Portraiture 

  • Focus + No Focus 

  • Composition + Movement 

  • Gallery Concepts 

Year 1 Term 2 Component 1 

  • Introduction to Personal Investigation 

  • Research, Development + Refining ideas 

  • Realisation + combination of ideas 

  • Reviewed + Refined outcomes 

  • Present personal portfolio 

Year 1 Term 3 Component 1 

  • Personal Investigation  

  • Research, Development + Refining ideas 

  • Realisation + combination of ideas 

  • Reviewed + Refined outcomes 

  • Present personal portfolio  

Year 13 

Year 2 Term 1 Component 1 

  • Personal Investigation  

  • Research, Development + Refining ideas 

  • Realisation + combination of ideas 

  • Reviewed + Refined outcomes 

  • Present personal portfolio 

  • Component 1 submitted for assessment.  

Year 2 Term 2 Component 1 

  • Month Deadlines: Personal Investigation  

  • Reviewed + Refined outcomes 

  • Present personal portfolio 

  • Planning + preparation for final outcomes.  

  • Component 1 submitted for final assessment.  

Year 2 Term 2 Component 2 

Component 2 – Externally Set Assignment – Theme assigned by AQA exam board + Theme issued in the first week of February + 8 weeks to produce preparatory work studies to support given theme + Research, record, develop, review, refine + produce FINAL outcome (15 hours’ practical exam in exam conditions) 

 Year 2 Term 3 Component 1 + Component 2 

Presentation of portfolio and Externally Set Assignment Exhibition 

 

A Level Art & Design: Photography 

Course Title: A Level Art & Design: Photography 

Specification Code: 7246 

Exam Board: AQA Web Link  

Year 12 

Year 1 Term 1 Component 1 

Introduction – Recording Skills 

  • Darkroom Process + Camera-less methods 

  • Natural + Abstract Form 

  • Portraiture 

  • Focus + No Focus 

  • Composition + Movement 

  • Gallery Concepts 

Year 1 Term 2 Component 1 

  • Introduction to Personal Investigation 

  • Research, Development + Refining ideas 

  • Realisation + combination of ideas 

  • Reviewed + Refined outcomes 

  • Present personal portfolio 

Year 1 Term 3 Component 1 

  • Personal Investigation  

  • Research, Development + Refining ideas 

  • Realisation + combination of ideas 

  • Reviewed + Refined outcomes 

  • Present personal portfolio  

Year 13 

Year 2 Term 1 Component 1 

  • Personal Investigation  

  • Research, Development + Refining ideas 

  • Realisation + combination of ideas 

  • Reviewed + Refined outcomes 

  • Present personal portfolio 

  • Component 1 submitted for assessment.  

Year 2 Term 2 Component 1 

  • Month Deadlines: Personal Investigation  

  • Reviewed + Refined outcomes 

  • Present personal portfolio 

  • Planning + preparation for final outcomes.  

  • Component 1 submitted for final assessment.  

Year 2 Term 2 Component 2 

Component 2 – Externally Set Assignment – Theme assigned by AQA exam board + Theme issued in the first week of February + 8 weeks to produce preparatory work studies to support given theme + Research, record, develop, review, refine + produce FINAL outcome (15 hours’ practical exam in exam conditions)  

Year 2 Term 3 Component 1 + Component 2 

Presentation of portfolio and Externally Set Assignment Exhibition 

 

 

 

 

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