Art develops creative and imaginative abilities, experimental and interpretative capabilities and encourages pupils to communicate ideas with purpose and meaning.
In the art department, we aim to:
The Art department has two well stocked art rooms which hold all the equipment students need to make their work. We also have a wide range of IT equipment to help the students complete research their and make art works. The department has two sets of laptops, a set of iPad minis and two iPad pros. The incorporation of IT into the curriculum ensures that students of all abilities are able to access a range of mediums.
We have facilities for printmaking, kiln firing and batik work. All rooms have high quality displays of student work and project boards.
Our key stage 3 curriculum is built around mastering skills and techniques that will prepare students for the GCSE qualification and broaden the experience of the subject for all students. It helps students to develop their creativity and celebrate diversity of culture in the world in which they live.
What’s in a building : observational drawing and colour theory
Print Project: Collograph and Monoprinting
Skate Sessions: culture and identity
Students are tasked to design a skateboard around a topical event at time of teaching. Past skateboards have been based around; The Olympics and Paralympics, the Football World Cup and issues such as the environment.
They will draw on skills learned in the two previous projects to develop their own skateboard design.
Skill based project
Students will learn how to use a grid to achieve accuracy when drawing from observation, a method that will become essential in the years to come. Students will then apply tonal techniques to the drawing, learned in the colour theory project (paint, mark making, tonal (monochromatic)
James Jarvis in Crowd
What's in a Portrait: Self Portrait Observational Drawing
What's in a Portrait part two: Comic Con Painting
What’s in a Portrait Part three: Pop Art
Student will look at the art work of Andy Warhol and Julian Opie and develop their own masterpiece focusing on pop culture.
Student will be inspired by the controversial and innovative work of the famous street artist Banksy. They will create a 3D sculpture that will be a social commentary of the world in which we live.
Comprises of one lesson a week, students can decide to drop the subject after the year or carry on to study it in year 10 and 11 for their GCSEs. The creative art block is split up into 4 modules. Each module continues to develop the student skills leaned in year 7 and 8. The lessons are based on how the GCSE course is taught, focusing on the four Assessment objectives: record, refine, develop and present.
3 lessons a week. Spanning two years
Preparation for the controlled portfolio
Figures in the city Controlled portfolio 60% of GCSE grade
AQA Exam Paper: 40% of GSCE grade