Art

“The quality of the art work is excellent”

D.Smith, Educational Consultant Autumn 2016

 

 

AIMS OF CURRICULUM:

Students have the opportunity to:

  • Produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences
  • Become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques
  • Evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design
  • Know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.

PURPOSE OF STUDY:

Art lessons aim to engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.

CURRICULUM OUTLINE:

Pupils learn how to:

  • To use a range of techniques to record their observations in sketchbooks, journals and other media as a basis for exploring their ideas
  • To use a range of techniques and media, including painting
  • To increase their proficiency in the handling of different materials
  • To analyse and evaluate their own work, and that of others, in order to strengthen the visual impact or applications of their work
  • About the history of art, craft, design and architecture, including periods, styles and major movements from ancient times up to the present day.

KS3 WHAT DO THEY STUDY?

Art at Key Stage 3 aims to develop a wide range of skills including drawing, painting, 3-D sculpture and print making and to develop research and investigation skills along with personal expression and creativity.

KS4 WHAT DO THEY STUDY?

Art at Key Stage 4 gives pupils the chance to achieve Entry Level certificates, GCSE and Arts award qualifications (pupils who show an aptitude for the subject may be ready to be entered for early entry GCSE in Key Stage 3). Pupils will display a personal exhibition of their work selected from the portfolio created over the duration of the course and complete a timed assessment in examination conditions.

QUALIFICATIONS OFFERED:

Entry Level, Arts award & GCSE

Mrs Rachael Hitchman