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Art and Design

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 and print making. Pupils will experiment and investigate a broad range of processes and techniques to produce a portfolio of artwork. A range of contemporary artists are studied alongside project work. Opportunities to work with visiting artists and attend exhibitions are experienced during the course.

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

 

GCSE Art and Design (Photography)

Exam Board: AQA

Course Overview

Pupils will produce practical and contextual work in one or more areas including studio photography, portraiture, experimental imagery and location photography. Pupils will experiment and investigate of a broad range of processes and techniques to produce a portfolio of artwork. A range of contemporary photographers are studied alongside project work. Opportunities to work with visiting artists and attend exhibitions are experienced during the course.

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 (Textiles)

Exam Board: AQA

Course Overview

Students produce practical and contextual work in one or more areas of study for example art textiles, constructed textiles, printed and dyed textiles, surface pattern, stitched and embellished textiles and fashion design and illustration.

Assessment: 
60% Component

1: Portfolio
40% Component

2: Externally Set Assignment

 

Curriculum Content

Year 7 - Art and Design Textiles

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

Art and Design -  Drawing, painting and collage

Textiles - Stitched and embellished textiles, applique
 

Year 8 - Art, Design and Textiles

Pupils spend one half of the year studying textiles and rotate the second half to Art and Design.

Art and Design - Sculpture, portraiture, drawing and painting

Textiles - Printed and dyed textiles, stitched textiles

 

Year 9 GCSE Art and Design: Fine Art/Photography

Terms 1-6 - GCSE Fine Art - Component 1: Portfolio

Pupils follow an art foundation course to explore a range of processes and techniques.

 

Year 10 GCSE Art and Design: Fine Art/Photography

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

Terms 4-6 - GCSE Fine Art - Component 1: Portfolio - personal project 2

 

Year 11 GCSE Art and Design: Fine Art/Photography

Terms 1-2 - GCSE Fine Art - Component 1: Portfolio - personal project 3

Terms 3-4- GCSE Fine Art - 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 (Textiles)

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.

Tuesday - Art and Textiles Club

Thursday - yr10 Art and Photography

Friday - Yr11 Art and Photography