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Art

Overview

Here at Chilton the Art Department aims to give pupils a wide range of creative experiences and skills that will give them the confidence to grow as artists and young people. We strongly believe in Art as a vital part of the curriculum at KS3 to develop a range of lifelong learning skills that can be transferred into many subjects such as perseverance, risk taking, team work and reflection. Our KS3 is also designed to complement the GCSE course and will teach pupils all the fundamentals needed to succeed at the next level. We cover a range of techniques and disciplines such as painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, photography, research skills and print making – a truly diverse experience. Using these skills pupils will then explore thematic projects with a chance to create personal outcomes based on these themes. The subject continues to be popular as an option and we pride ourselves on the individual and personal experience each student gets.

 

Foundation Stage

Aims

 

KS3 is treated as training for GCSE Art and as such the students explore a wide range of topics and skills leading to personal outcomes. Each student keeps a sketchbook where they will explore ideas, analyse and evaluate and experiment with techniques. Over the course of the school year students will cover painting, drawing, printing, 3D and digital techniques as well as having opportunities to develop knowledge and understanding of Art History and key Art Movements

 

Foundation Stage Overview

Unit 1

Unit 2

Unit 3

Unit 4

Unit 5

Unit 6

Year 7

Still Life – Food

Drawing/Painting

Abstract Sound

Print Making/Clay

Year 8

Identity

Portraiture/Drawing/Mixed Media

Natural From

Clay/Ceramics/3D

 

 

Personalisation Stage

GCSE Art and Design

KS4 Examination Board: AQA

Course Outline

This is an exciting course that offers a broad range of skills from which students can develop and explore ideas.  Students will need to be able to work independently in and out of lessons to improve artistic skills and to generate a strong coursework portfolio.

 The course is 100% practical, including a 10 hour practical exam, this means students will be expected to put aside 1-2 hours a week outside of lessons to work on their projects at a minimum.

 An enthusiasm and strong interest in the subject are essential along with the willingness to experiment and explore a wide range of techniques including drawing, printing, photography, painting, sculpture, textiles and digital manipulation. There is a strong emphasis on core skills and drawing forms a large and crucial part of the course.

 The creative industries contribute massively to the UK economy and careers might include: advertising, architecture, stage design, graphic design, window display, photography, fashion and much more.

Course Structure

Personalisation Stage Overview

Unit 1

Unit 2

Unit 3

Unit 4

Unit 5

Unit 6

Year 9

Visual Arts

Drawing

Painting

Photography

Clay

Printing

Mixed Media

Year 10

Art

Project 1

Identity

Project 2

‘Mock Project’

Year 10 Photography

Project 1

Identity

Project 2

‘Mock Project’

Year 11

Art

Component 1

Portfolio Selection and Improvement

Component 2

Externally Set Assignment

 

Year 11

Photography

Component 1

Portfolio Selection and Improvement

Component 2

Externally Set Assignment

 

What will I learn?

Everyone will experience the following media throughout the course - Painting, Sculpture (ceramics, mod-roc and mixed media), Printmaking, Photography (digital) and various drawing media. Some students may also explore textiles, animation, video and illustration as they personalise their work.

 The course also requires students to record, analyse and develop ideas and collate research in a sketchbook. They will learn how to research and create written analysis on artists, how to effectively show and explain their ideas as well as other lifelong learning skills such as risk taking, creative thinking, independence, reflection, planning ahead, self-management and many more.

How will I be assessed?

The course is divided into two units, Component 1 is the portfolio unit and comprises of about 2 full length projects, Component 2 is the ‘Exam’ unit but is completed in exactly the same way as Unit 1 other than a final outcome that is produced in a 10 hour practical exam. The projects we currently cover and the weightings of these units are as follows:

Component 1: Portfolio -60% of overall GCSE grade

Project 1: Portraits/Identity                                Project 2: Mock Exam Project

Component 2: Externally Set Assignment – 40% of overall GCSE grade

Externally set theme (students choose from 7 themes set by the exam board)

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