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Curriculum

Art

Subject Overview

As part of the Art & Design curriculum students are engaged in developing confidence in using a variety of creative skills through a varied programme of study that encourages breadth and depth in the development of students’ creativity. Students have opportunities to generate ideas and research from primary and contextual sources, record their findings, experiment with media and processes and develop and refine their ideas towards producing a portfolio of their learning journey. The art department encourages our students to create specifically commissioned art works based on a cross curricular project brief given by the various subject departments in OBA.

 

Staff

Name Role
Mr S. Smyth Teacher of Art & Photography

Miss E. Hatch 

Teacher of Art & Textiles

Mr C. Dooley Teacher of Art & Photography

 

Facilities

Pupils have access to the faculty Apple Mac suite to enhance their learning of digital media and processes such as photo shop.  The Art & Design classrooms are equipped with a computer and an interactive whiteboard, pupils can utilise professional art equipment such as easels/printmaking resources to further develop their learning in the classroom.

KS3 

Year 7 Curriculum

Autumn Term: 
Drawing skills

Spring Term: 
Musical Art Kandinsky

Summer Term:
Portrait Drawing

KS3 

Year 8 Curriculum

Autumn Term: 
Transcription Project – understanding Artists work.

Spring Term:

Cubism.

Summer Term:  

CD Covers.

 

Year 9 Curriculum

Autumn Term: 

Abstract Map Art.

Spring Term:

Identity Project.

Summer Term: 

Advanced Drawing Project. 

KS4 – The GCSE Art and Design course provides students with the opportunities to experiment with a wide range of media and processes, developing and refining their ideas towards producing a portfolio that evidences their learning journey.

The course allows students to study a combination of drawing and painting, photography, critical studies and 3D design. Assessment is based on ability to record from observation and to use appropriate skills to plan and develop finished projects in a variety of media.

KS5 –Fine Art A Level AQA How will I be assessed? Students are assessed at the end of the 2 years through an examination which accounts for 40% of the qualification and a 60% coursework unit based on a personal investigation study of the student’s own choosing.

How it is assessed:

Component 1 - A portfolio that in total shows explicit coverage of the four assessment objectives. It must include a sustained project evidencing the journey from initial engagement to the realisation of intentions and a selection of further work undertaken during the student’s course of study.

Component 2:

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. This extended creative response must explicitly evidence students’ ability to draw together different areas of knowledge, skill and understanding from an initial selected starting point through to their realisation of intentions in the 15 hours of supervised time.

96 marks for both components.

60% of GCE

Non-exam assessment (NEA) set and marked by the school/college and moderated by AQA during a visit. Moderation will normally take place in June.

Students who study Fine Art can continue to study Art at university. An example of just some of the careers within the Art & Design industry are Artists, Designers, Web Design, Gallery Curator, Art Educator, Teacher.

What are the entry requirements? A grade B in GCSE Art.

 

Photography A Level AQA

How will I be assessed? Students are assessed at the end of the 2 years through an examination which accounts for 40% of the qualification and a 60% coursework unit based on a personal investigation study of the student’s own choosing.

How it is assessed:

Component 1:

A portfolio that in total shows explicit coverage of the four assessment objectives. It must include a sustained project evidencing the journey from initial engagement to the realisation of intentions and a selection of further work undertaken during the student’s course of study.

Component 2:

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. This extended creative response must explicitly evidence students’ ability to draw together different areas of knowledge, skill and understanding from an initial selected starting point through to their realisation of intentions in the 15 hours of supervised time.

96 marks for both components.

60% of GCE

Non-exam assessment (NEA) set and marked by the school/college and moderated by AQA during a visit. Moderation will normally take place in June.

What will I study? What future pathways are available? Students who study Photography can continue to study Photography at university. An example of just some of the careers within the Art & Design industry are Photo Journalism, Fashion Photographers, Filmmaker, Designers, Web Design, Gallery Curator, Art Educator, Teacher.

 

Support

There are a range of support sessions that run at lunchtime and after school for pupils in all of the three key stages. Additional revision classes are available for all students before they sit GCSE and Advanced Level examinations in the holidays as well as in term time. There are also a range of homework support clubs for each key stage that are supervised by Art specialists.