Art & Design

Introduction

Students in Art & Design produce creative work, explore their own ideas and become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques. They evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design, and learn about about great artists, craft makers and designers.

Key Stage 3

An understanding of the basic elements of art are developed at Key Stage 3 through different disciplines.

YEAR 7
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Ceramics
YEAR 8
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Print-making
 


key stage 4

We offer two GCSE options at Key Stage 4; Art & Design and Photography. Both are done through OCR.

YEAR 9
Autumn Term Exploring and experimenting in techniques and processes
Spring Term Exploring and experimenting in techniques and processes
Summer Term Produce mini-GCSE project
YEAR 10  
Autumn Term Begin Component 01: Portfolio, focus on evaluating and analysing and learning about great artists
Spring Term Component 01: Portfolio, focus on developing ideas
Summer Term Component 01: Portfolio, focus on developing ideas
YEAR 11
Autumn Term Complete Component 01: Portfolio
Spring Term Component 02: Externally Set Task, a 12 week period in which students produce preparatory work for 10 hour exam
Summer Term 10 hour exam, where students produce final piece for Externally Set Task. Focus on developing ideas and producing final pieces and exam unit


key stage 5

At A Level we again offer Art & Design and Photography.

YEAR 12
Autumn Term Focus on exploring and experimenting in techniques and processes; evaluating and analysing and learning about great artists
Spring Term Begin Personal Investigation Element 1: Practical Portfolio
Summer Term Begin Personal Investigation Element 2: Related Study (2000-3000 word essay)
YEAR 13
Autumn Term Complete Personal Investigation
Spring Term Externally Set Task, a 14 week period in which students produce preparatory work for 15 hour exam
Summer Term 15 hour exam, where students produce final piece for Externally Set Task


Extra Curricular Opportunities

Art Club and Interventions Wednesday 3.20-4.20pm