Miss AJ Sadler – Curriculum team leader
Miss S Hughes – Teacher of Art
The Department aim:
- · To provide pupils with a positive, safe, exciting and visually stimulating learning environment within which they can produce and develop independent, creative work of a personal nature and make a positive contribution to the school community.
- · To provide pupils with the freedom to explore and develop ideas in a range of media, recording from first hand observation, experience and imagination.
- · To give pupils an insight into the world of Artists, Craftspeople and Designers from different social, economic, historic and cultural backgrounds; and allow pupils to make informed judgements regarding works of Art.
- · To raise the standard of pupil performance across Key stages 3 and 4 delivering challenging, relevant and stimulating Programmes of study, which build in opportunities for all Pupils to enjoy and achieve within the subject setting their own targets and making good progress regardless of ability.
- · To broaden pupils understanding and knowledge of what Artists, Craftspeople and Designers do in their work and help pupils recognise the range of possibilities for employment in the creative and cultural industries. To prepare pupils and equip them with the relevant transferable skills for post 16 education and employment giving pupils opportunities to go on and achieve economic well-being.
- · To promote and instil a sense of citizenship within the subject of Art and Design, and to develop pupils awareness of Spiritual, moral, cultural and social issues within the subject area.
- · To provide opportunities for pupils to experience Art in the wider environment through Gallery visits, visiting Artists and practitioners and Residential field trips.
- · To develop all staff and fully participate in Performance Management procedures and staff development and training in order to raise standards of teaching and learning.
Art at Key Stage 3
Year 7 follow three to four broad themes including, Introduction to Art and Basic skills, Still Life, Narrative Art and an artist based theme.
Year 8 produce work based upon Cultural links and a Nature theme.
Art Curriculum Area overview Key Stage 4
During Key stage 4 pupils will follow a broad based unendorsed course which incorporates work from all disciplines, 3D Sculpture, Drawing and Painting, Textiles and Graphics. Pupils will be given broad titles, which they will be expected to research and develop using the design process. Sketchbook work is an integral part of the course and pupils will be expected to make full use of these for investigative and explorative work leading up to the production of final outcomes. In year 10 it is expected that pupils may follow 2-3 project titles and outcomes may vary depending upon the direction of the project or the pupils own ideas and influences. Pupils will look at the work of Artists, designers and Craftspeople and develop a visual link to the work making assessments and offering opinions about ideas and intentions of the artist.
The course is assessed on two components:
A minimum of 3 completed projects, including sketchbook work will be required for entry.
Terminal Exam – 40%
Four weeks preparation time is given to candidates with 10 hours being given under test conditions to complete their chosen final piece. Candidates are awarded a grade A*-G
Pupils are also additionally supported with the Departments’ GCSE course booklet and through weekly GCSE Art clubs.
Useful web site links for Art