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Great Wyrley High School

Great Wyrley High School

Art

Mrs H Down – Lead Teacher of Art & design

Batchelor of arts degree in Fine Art, PGCE in Art and Design

Key information to note:

The projects running in art are constantly evolving as new technologies, ideas and trends in the art world change.  We aim to give the students full access to a wide range of materials to develop individual talents and spark imagination.   Art is a key subject for students to develop a whole host of skills that are beneficial both inside and outside of the department: team work, problem solving, generating ideas and communicating these ideas.  Students make progress in the subject each year as their confidence in their own abilities grow, this is carefully nurtured by an exciting and challenging art curriculum.  The department runs a lot of intervention sessions, especially for KS4 and KS5 students, allowing them to improve their work to incredible outcomes.

Learning Journey:

An outline of what pupils will learn and when and how they will be assessed. Use the guidance below:

Year 7

 

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

What knowledge, skills and understanding I will learn:

Create a number of outcomes that will show your understanding of the art fundamental buildings blocks. You will use various visual elements. Experimentation, press printing, block colouring.

Water colour, clay, exploring the use of drawing pencils.

Drawing, Developing and improving tone. Presentation, developing layouts, paper mache.

Year 8

 

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

What knowledge, skills and understanding I will learn:

Create a number of outcomes that will show your understanding of how to use visual elements to construct compositions that explore the principles of design.

You will look at the different design principles. Investigate a design /art movement - Hockney. Investigate landscape designs.

Intro to Costa

Basic use of water pastels and water colour.

Introduction of Photoshop.

Focus on the use of balance & contrast.

Introduction to a design/art movement -Bridget Riyley Use of art block colour.

Year 9

 

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

What knowledge, skills and understanding I will learn:

To develop personal sketchbook pages that show a sustained investigation into the cultural theme ‘Day of the Dead’ through the exploration of different art styles and materials. Exploring Ji and Bacon to create moodboards. Figurative – exploring Ray and Milhaze to develop print designs/transferring to a tile.

Create designs for skulls onto templates.  Cutting out basic shapes in clay. Development of clay work – layering, incision, surface mark making. Realism – Exploring the work of Andrew Tift.  Observational drawings of sections of skulls.  Grid system used.  Outlines and tonal work.

Exploring the work of Alison Lambert.  Outlines drawn onto larger scale.  Use of chalk/charcoal with focus on control and blending. Abstract -  exploring the work of Parla, Allen and Ricci.  Using paint/stencils /layering. Surrealism – Exploring Dali and Kahlo.  Manipulation of sketchbook imagery on photoshop.

How I will be assessed:

Art is a practical subject and this is reflected in the priorities for assessing student’s completed work and the progress that they make whilst undertaking the practical tasks. When assessing work and progress and providing development targets and extension work, Staff look for evidence of:

  • practical skills and competence
  • development of confidence with workshop resources
  • improving technical vocabulary used to discuss their work with their teachers and classmates
  • originality and level of demand in the design aspects of the practical tasks

Assessment of a student’s progress is predominantly based on these aspects of their practical work.

Opportunities for wider learning:

Develop design skills and to visualise new ideas.

Analysis and evaluation

Communication

Working independently

Time management

Organisation

Year 10

 

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

What knowledge, skills and understanding I will learn:

AQA Art

Fine Art

Create a piece of POP art to use as a poster to sell sweets.

AQA Art

Fine Art

Use cultural and artistic inspiration to explore all four assessment objectives. Create a personal and meaningful piece of work.

AQA Art

Fine Art

Develop a personal project from a range of starting points.  Using Artistic inspiration explore all four assessment objectives. Create a personal and meaningful piece of work/s.

NCFE Craft

Unit 01 Exploring craft and enterprise skills (H/505/2773)

Each pupil creates a unit of work where they design and make an artefact using resistant materials skills. A focussed practical task is the starting point in preparation for the independent skills unit. 

NCFE Craft

Unit 02 Research and develop design ideas for craft items (K/505/2774)

For this unit you need to carry out some research that will lead to realistic and creative designs for craft items that meet the given brief.

NCFE Craft

Unit 04 Produce final craft work (T/505/2776)

For this unit you need to plan and make your final idea from unit 2.

You will need to plan and prepare the making before you begin showing clear deadlines and targets.

How I will be assessed:

Art:

Fine Art

You will be assessed on a number of portfolio activities.

NCFE Craft:

To achieve the NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Creative Studies: Craft, learners must successfully demonstrate their achievement of all learning outcomes and assessment criteria of the units as detailed in this qualification specification.

Opportunities for wider learning:

The implications of (past and present) design and the understanding the role of design as a critical factor in human, social, moral, economic, cultural and environmental well- being and development.

Working in stimulating contexts that provide a range of opportunities and draw on the local ethos, community and wider world, pupils identify needs and opportunities.

Some of the effects, beneficial or detrimental, that technology has had or may have on human society and the environment. They respond with ideas, products and systems, challenging expectations where appropriate. They combine practical and intellectual skills with an understanding of aesthetic, technical, cultural, health, social, emotional, economic, industrial and environmental issues.

To enable students to develop a range of qualities such as health and safety awareness, creativity, independence and motivation.

Year 11

 

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

What knowledge, skills and understanding I will learn:

AQA Art

Fine Art

Sustained Phase:

Summer Term of Y10 & Autumn Term of Y11.

Three suggested starting points given to students.

AQA Art

Fine Art

Externally set assignment

Students respond to their chosen starting point from an externally set assignment paper relating to their subject title, evidencing coverage of all four assessment objectives.

AQA Art

Fine Art

Completion of the external task.

Finalising/finishing touches of all portfolio work.

NCFE Craft

UNIT 3

This unit is externally assessed. You will be given a brief from the board that you will research and create designs for through a series of set tasks.

There are 30 hours to complete the unit –

10 hours will be invigilated.

You MUST complete all work within the assessment window.

NCFE Craft

UNIT 3

This unit is externally assessed.

NCFE Craft

UNIT 3

This unit is externally assessed.

How I will be assessed:

Art.

Fine Art

You will be assessed on a number of portfolio activities.

Pupils produce a portfolio of work worth 60% of the overall marks and complete an externally set exam lasting 10 hours worth 40%.

NCFE Craft

To achieve the NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Creative Studies: Craft, learners must successfully demonstrate their achievement of all learning outcomes and assessment criteria of the units as detailed in this qualification specification.

Useful documents that you may need:

AQA Art & Design (Fine Art)

NCFE Craft

Useful Links/Resources that will help to consolidate learning:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/design/

www.aqa.org.uk

www.designmuseum.org

Examples of students’ photos: