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Art

Subject Leader: Mrs J Barton

KS4

GCSE Art and Design (Fine Art)

Exam Board: AQA

Course Overview

Pupils will produce practical and contextual work in one or more areas including drawing and painting, mixed media, sculpture, print making and photography.

Assessment: 
60% Component 1: Portfolio
40% Component 2: Externally Set Assignment

 

KS5

In order to be accepted  onto the GCE Advanced Art courses, pupils must have completed at least one of the courses available at GCSE level. 
 

GCE Advanced Level Art and Design (Fine Art)

Exam Board: AQA

Course Overview

Students produce practical contextual work in one of more areas of study for example drawing and painting, mixed media including collage and assemblage, sculpture, installation, printmaking and photography.

Assessment: 
60% Component 1: Portfolio
40% Component 2: Externally Set Assignment

 

GCE Advanced Level Art and Design (Photography)

Exam Board: AQA

Course Overview

Students produce practical and contextual work in one or more areas of study for example portraiture, landscape photography, still life photography, documentary photography, photojournalism, fashion photography, experimental imagery, multimedia and photographic installation

Assessment: 
60% Component 1: Portfolio
40% Component 2: Externally Set Assignment

 

Curriculum Content

Year 7 - Art and Design Project Rotations (Over 6 Weeks)

Pupils will have two carousel 7/8 week slots to study Art and Textiles during the Academic year.

Carousel 1 - Drawing and Painting

Carousel 2 - Mixed Media Collage
 

Year 8 - Art and Design Project Rotations (Over 6 Weeks)

Pupils will have two carousel 7/8 week slots to study Art during the Academic year.

Carousel 1 - Portraiture

Carousel 2 - Sculpture
 

Year 9 GCSE Art and Design: Fine Art/Photography

Terms 1-3 - GCSE Fine Art - Component 1: Portfolio

Terms 4-6 - GCSE Fine Art - Controlled Coursework Component 2: Portfolio

 

Year 10 GCSE Art and Design: Fine Art/Photography

Terms 1-3 - GCSE Fine Art - Component 1: Portfolio

Terms 4-6 - GCSE Fine Art - Controlled Coursework Component 2: Externally Set Assignment

 

Year 11 GCSE Art and Design: Fine Art/Photography

Terms 1-3 - GCSE Fine Art - Component 1: Portfolio

Terms 4-6 - GCSE Fine Art - Controlled Coursework Component 2:  Externally Set Assignment

 

Sixth Form Provision

GCE Advanced Level Art & Design (Fine Art)

Content - Personal investigation, externally set assignment.

GCE Advanced Level Art & Design (Photography)

Content - Personal investigation, externally set assignment.

 

Useful Links

The National Gallery

Tate Modern

Turner Contemporary

The Photographers Gallery

 

OSL and Extra-Curricular Activities

Sketching, drawing, taking photographs, practise experimenting with media, visit galleries and find out about artists that interest you.