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Art and Design


 

Choosing Art at Key Stage 4

Art is an area of the curriculum which allows pupils to develop their own style.  This can be very satisfying and rewarding for those pupils who are enthusiastic and keen to improve their artistic and creative skills

 


Course content


Pupils entering this course will follow a GCSE Art Syllabus, which aims to build upon the skills and understanding established by the National Curriculum orders for Art.  The course contains two components and pupils will be expected to complete both the coursework and the examination.

 

 


Coursework is 60% of the final mark


Pupils will be required to complete two units of coursework during the two years and will need access to a range of materials at home.

 

DRAWING - PAINTING - COLLAGE - PRINTMAKING – SCULPTURE -PHOTOGRAPHY

 

Pupils will be expected to demonstrate the following abilities:

  • to work from direct observation and develop research material
  • to explore and control tools and materials
  • to develop and modify their work
  • to investigate the work of artists in order to influence their own work

 

Interim assessments will take place at the end of each unit of work.  The final coursework assessment mark will take place in Year 11.

 

 


Examination is 40% of the final mark


A unit of work will be produced under examination conditions over a fixed period of several hours.  Pupils are expected to work unaided on a theme taking their ideas from preparation studies to a final outcome.  Assessment of this component will take place at the end of the examination in Year 11.

 

 



Art at Key Stage 3 Year 7

 

Key Topics/ learning:

Techniques - Drawing, Painting, Collage and Computer Art.


Skills – Use of line, tone / shade, colour theory and pattern principals

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Research - Identify record and discuss art from around the world.


Learning 4 Life Skills – Exploring cultural diversity.

 

Assessments:

The following core assessment tasks will take place during Year 7:-

  • Direct observation drawing task – still life objects using pencil crayon and paint.
  • Multi-Cultural Art Test – recognising art from different part of the world.

 

  • Pattern Design Task – using a range of motifs to create an imaginative pattern.

 

  • Painting Task – colour mixing and control.
  • ICT Task – Using the computer as a creative tool to create an image from imagination and memory.

Subject advice

and guidance:

Art room one is open at lunchtimes Monday – Thursday for any pupil wishing to complete homework tasks or to catch up with class work.
Every pupil is expected to attend their Art lesson equipped with a pencil.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art at Key Stage 3 Year 8

 

 

Key Topics/ learning:

Techniques - Drawing, Painting, Printing and Computer Art.


Skills – Use of line, tone / shade, colour, printing composition and pattern principals.


Research – Develop opinions and present those observations to their peer group.


Learning 4 Life – Target setting and developing commitment / perseverance.

 

 

Assessments:

 

The following core assessment tasks will take place during Year 8:-

  • Direct observation drawing task – Still Life– using biro, paint and pencil.
  • Artist Presentation – research via the internet an artist’s life and works.  Present their findings to the whole class via a talk using new technologies.
  • Printing – design and implementation of an imaginative printed pattern.
  • Creative Mixed Media Task – composition experiments, collage and painting control skills.
  • ICT Task – Using the computer to create repeat pattern designs.

 

Subject advice

and guidance:

 

Art room one is open at lunchtimes Monday – Thursday for any pupil wishing to complete homework tasks or to catch up with class work.
Every pupil is expected to attend their Art lesson equipped with a pencil.

 

 

Art at Key Stage 3 Year 9

 

 

Key Topics/ learning:

 

Techniques - Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Graphic Design and Computer Art.
Skills – use of line, tone / shade, colour, form and sculpture techniques.
Research - history of sculpture and an insight into running a gallery.
Learning 4 Life – Communicate learning in relevant ways for different audiences, adapting and modify ideas.

 

Assessments:

 

The following core assessment tasks will take place during Year 9:-

  • Direct observation drawing task – still life using paint, collage and oil pastel.
  • Sculpture Test – sculpture through time.

 

  • Sculpture Design Ideas.
  • Sculpture Construction – making a final sculpture using the papier mache technique.

 

  • ICT Task – Sculpture designs using various drawing packages and software.

 

Subject advice

and guidance:

 

Art room one is open at lunchtimes Monday – Thursday for any pupil wishing to complete homework tasks or to catch up with class work.
Every pupil is expected to attend their Art lesson equipped with a pencil.

 

 

 

If you would like further details about this course please see Mrs Preece or email: a.preece@endon.staffs.sch.uk


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