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Art and Photogrpahy

Year 7 

Autumn Term  

 

Clay portraits 

  • Observational drawing and tone. 

  • Portraiture and pattern 

  • Paint and colour mixing 

  • Clay self portraits – inspired by Lucinda Mudge 

  • Homework inspired by  Frida Kahlo 

Spring Term  

 

It’s a Bugs Life 

  • Line, pattern, mark making and texture 

  • Oil pastel Bug transfer 

  • Mono printing 

  • Water colour and artist analysis 

Summer Term  

 

 

 

 

Year 8 

Autumn Term 

 

 

Still life and Objects 

  • Observational drawing 

  • Shading and tonal skills in pencil 

  • Tonal painting 

  • Artist analysis of Jim Dine’ work  

  • Monoprinting 

  • Artist visual and written analysis of Michael Craig Martin 

  • Collage and fine liner artist inspired outcomes 

  • Complimentary colour painting response to Michael Craig Martin 

 

Spring Term 

 

Hundertwassers Landscapes 

 

  • Introduction to landscapes and Hundertwasser’s artwork 

  • Torn paper landscapes inspired by Hundertwasser 

  • Oil pastel and water colour landscapes 

  • 3D landscapes inspired by Hundertwasser 

Summer Term 

 

 

 

 

 

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 

 

 

 

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 the rotate on a 9-10week 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 attended lunch and afterschool workshops to extend skills and techniques. 

Throughout Key Stage 3 students are encouraged to develop their understanding of how the Arts and other subjects interrelate with cross curricular activities such as Mathematics, Art Science, Art Literacy, Art, year 7 Christmas show Project and year 8 Rock Challenge theme Day. 

Year Art and Design. Year 6 pupils will follow the national curriculum for art. Pupils will be taught: [Symbol] to create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit [Symbol] ideas [Symbol] to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and [Symbol] sculpture with a range of materials [for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay] [Symbol] about great artists, architects and designers in history Pupils have one hour lesson 

 

Key Stage 3 

 In year 7 and 8 pupils have 1 hour of Art and Design a week. 

Year Group 

Project 1 

Project 2 

Year 7 

Illustration and Ceramics 

Pupils will make a William Blake inspired Poetry book and develop printmaking into ceramics. 

Landscape and Photography 

Inspired by the local area and environment, pupils will look at old and modern impressionists to produce 2D art work. 

Year 8 

Printmaking 

Exploring how artists use and depict Line, pupils will explore the medium of printmaking. 

Painting, Drawing and Sculpture 

Pupils will explore the Fine arts and create artwork about their perspective of the world and their own lives. 

   

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

Use arrange 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. 

 

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 

 

 

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 

 

 

 

KS5 

>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 

 

Art & Design 

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