Mrs S Graham , Mrs V Read, Miss Z Cox
Key Stage 3
The aim of our Key Stage 3 curriculum is to develop student’s skills and creativity in preparation for the GCSE course. Each student will have one lesson a fortnight in Year 7. In Year 8 and 9 students have two lessons a fortnight for half a year and then one lesson a fortnight for the other half.
All Key Stage 3 schemes of work are all designed to offer each year group a broad and balanced experience of Art and Design and to develop student’s skills and knowledge based around the four objectives that they are assessed on at GCSE. The projects have been chosen to deliver a mix of different art from different cultures and periods of time which cover a wide range of different techniques and skills.
We fully encouraged students to be imaginative and creative within the department and celebrate their work by placing selected pieces in our termly whole school showcases and creating large displays around school.
Project 1 - Colour Theory
Project 2 - Robots
Project 1 - Bugs and Beatles
Project 2 - Harvest and Hedgerows
Project 3 - You Cube
Year 9 - ‘It’s our world’
Students in Year 9 work on a personalised project where they can express their personality in different pieces of artwork. They have the opportunity to complete detailed analysis of many artists which they then use as inspiration to develop ideas through research and experimentation. They will then create small personalised final pieces using materials and techniques of their choice. This provides a good skill and knowledge base in preparation for GCSE.
Assessment at Key Stage Three
Students will have regular formative assessments allowing teachers to track progress and identify gaps in skills and knowledge. This is then used to tailor lessons and any intervention that is needed.
|Key Stage 4||
The student will study Pearson Edexcel Art and Design working within the title Art, Craft and Design. The Pearson Edexcel in Art and Design consists of two internally assessed and externally moderated components.
Component 1: Personal Portfolio (Titles/themes for each project are internally set by the department)
Component 2: Externally Set Assignment. (Title/theme set by exam board)
Component 1 is assessed on 120 guided learning hours. Students produce a Personal Portfolio which is divided into three themed projects worth 60% of the final grade.
Component 2 is an externally Set Assignment. Students will complete exam preparatory work in lessons working to meet the same assessment criteria as set in component 1. They will then produce a personal outcome or outcomes under exam conditions within 10 hours.
Each component is assessed against the same four assessment objectives. All work is internally set and is internally marked. A sample of work is then externally moderated by a visiting moderator at the end of Year 11. Students will be awarded with one GCSE 1-9 grades.
Each student will have four lessons of Art per fortnight (typically, two lessons per week)
GCSE Bitesize Art and Design – Understanding the four assessment objectives
Student Art Guide – Understanding the process of a sketchbook
Pinterest – Researching artists and techniques
YouTube - Researching how to use different techniques/processes
|Possible areas of future Studies||
Art A Level
Diploma Art and Design
Possible future careers