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KS3 students have two 50 minute lessons a week per 13 week carousal system. By the end of the year all students will have completed a 13 week cycle of Art, Drama and Music.
Students in Year 7 study the basic art skills, drawing, painting, collage techniques, ceramics, watercolour and pastel work. Students begin to analyse and read images and independently research artwork and artists. Students complete two projects, the first being a bug and beetle project followed by a portrait project.
In Year 8 students look at different cultures and construct 3D masks based on one of these cultures. For the second project we look at Street Art and Graffiti work, analysing the work of Graffiti artists.
Year 9 sees students look at Pop Art and produce work based upon artists such as Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. For the second project they look at illustration and analyse the work of illustrators such as Quentin Blake and Tim Burton.p>
At the end of Year 9 students have the option to continue Art to G.C.S.E level. Students are expected to work independently and develop their own areas of interest to study whilst being guided. Students are expected to attend extra lessons after school.
At KS4 students will have 3 lessons per week; they will follow the AQA Art and Design specification. Students will cover a wide range of art and design specialisms and produce a personal and independent portfolio of work. The starting points range from natural forms, food and drink, celebrations and identity. Each student is given a project guide and framework with the essential areas that have to be studied to ensure they meet all the assessment objectives.
GCSE Art and Design provides students with a wide range of creative, exciting and stimulating opportunities to explore their interests in ways that are both personally relevant and developmental in nature.
This two unit specification enables students to develop their ability to actively engage in the processes of Art and Design – to build creative skills through learning and doing, to develop imaginative and intuitive ways of working and develop knowledge and understanding of media, materials and technologies in historical and contemporary contexts, societies and cultures.
Assessment is by Unit 1: Portfolio of Work (Controlled Assessment) 60 per cent and Unit 2: Externally Set Task 40 per cent. It is a strong foundation for further progression to Art and Design related courses such as A-level Art and Design and enhanced vocational and career pathways
Assessment is by Unit 1: Portfolio of Work (Controlled Assessment) 60 per cent and Unit 2: Externally Set Task 40 per cent. It is a strong foundation for further progression to Art and Design related courses such as A-level Art and Design and enhanced vocational and career pathways.
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