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Art and design embodies human creativity and expression.  The department has developed a curriculum that will engage, inspire and challenge students, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment invent and create their own works of art and design.

As the students progress, they are taught to develop their thinking to allow a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.

Students develop and reinforce their understanding and practical skills using a variety of materials, techniques and artists. Through experimentation pupils explore a selection of topics that allow them to think and develop creative ideas.

Art Team

Autumn Term

In year 7 students will be introduced to a broad range of new techniques, materials, artists and themes. These experiences will set the foundations for developing as an effective artist and creative thinker. Drawing is seen as a fundamental art skill and in term 1 they will begin to develop a more realistic style of drawing and are taught the importance of keen observation, accurate line and use of tone. Students will be taught how to use a variety of visual language techniques in order to express specific ideas and emotions successfully. They will be encouraged to take responsible risks and become creative thinkers. Techniques will support the development of motor skills, language skills, social skills, decision-making, risk-taking, and creativity.They will explore these skills through a project about monsters. This will support links with the English curriculum where they will be looking at Gothic horror and relevance in their lives with the build up to Halloween.

 

Autumn Term

In year 8 students will continue to develop their artistic practise, creative thinking and cultural understanding.

In term 1 we will look at war and conflict, in particular propaganda. This will support their understanding of SOL in both English and History. Students will develop an awareness of how art is used to raise awareness and how they can use it themselves. To build on their prior knowledge, students will be encouraged to draw from observation and develop their accuracy and use a variety of visual language techniques in order to express specific ideas and emotions successfully. They will look at the work of artists and be taught how to evaluate their own work and that of others through the use of thinking tools. They will be encouraged to make their own choices. They will also explore collage and printing techniques.

Syllabus

Subject Board Qualification Link Split
Art EDEXCEL GCSE Edexcel GCSE [2AD01] Personal Portfolio in Art and Design: 60%

Externally Set Assignment in Art and Design: 40%

Syllabus

Subject Board Qualification Link Split
Art EDEXCEL GCSE Edexcel GCSE [2AD01] Personal Portfolio in Art and Design: 60%

Externally Set Assignment in Art and Design: 40%

Syllabus

Subject Board Qualification Link Split
Art EDEXCEL GCSE Edexcel GCSE [2AD01] Personal Portfolio in Art and Design: 60%Externally Set Assignment in Art and Design: 40%