Art

Key Stage 3 Information

Year 7
Key units covered:
• Chinese Culture Project – formal elements, primary observational drawing, painting, three-dimensional outcome
• Alice in Wonderland Project – primary and secondary observational drawing, scale, colour, printing
• Coast project – mark making, texture, line drawing, painting and mixed media

Year 8
Key units covered:
• Conflict project – figure drawing, still life drawing, collage, cello tape transfer, cross hatching
• Graffiti art and Banksy – drawing, mark making painting, Photoshop and stencilling
• Independent project – self lead project, creativity, independence, team work, time management, make personal connections to artists work, refine skills learnt during KS3.

Key Stage 4 Information

GCSE Art and Design
Points to Note

The GCSE Art and Design course aims to build upon skills developed in Years 7, 8 and 9. The course comprises of coursework (60%) and the final exam (40%). Students will explore themes such as the natural environment, the man-made world and different cultures. They will be expected to use these stimuli to produce creative outcomes with increasing independence. They are encouraged to respond creatively to the challenges presented and develop a reflective approach to learning. Through art education pupils develop an appreciation of the significance of art, craft and design in society and culture, including the relevance of the subject within modern creative industries. This course is particularly suited to students wishing to progress to A-level or BTEC Art at college or sixth form.

Year 9 and Year 10
• Skills development
• Two extended projects to form coursework

Year 11
• Completion of coursework
• Externally set exam project
• Ten hour timed exam to complete final piece for exam project

Exam Board Specifications
Visit the website (www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/art-and-design/gcse/art-and-design-4200).

Extra-Curricular Opportunities

  • Weekly KS3 Art club at lunchtime
    • GCSE lunch clubs daily

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