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KS3 Art

Syllabus overview for Year 7

Lessons per week: 1
Duration: 45min

Homework:

  • Image research according to the requirements of the project
  • Search for objects or materials that facilitate the lessons

Autumn Term

Theme: Self Image

  • Study of the face with emphasis on proportion
  • Newspaper collage: developing the ability to invent and form images out of secondary material
  • Artist Research: Durer, Max Beckman, Frida Kahlo, Francis Bacon

Spring Term

Theme: Landscapes

  • Study of landscapes with focus on perspective
  • The colour wheel
  • Colour composition applying impressionist and post-impressionist techniques
  • Ink drawing exploring sign and contrast
  • Artist Research: Cezanne, Monet, Signac, Van Gogh, Bonnard

Summer Term

Entirely dedicated to the further acquisition of better drawing skills
(contour drawing and shading)


Syllabus overview for Year 8

Lessons per week: 1

Duration: 45min

  • Image research according to the requirements of the project
  • Search for objects or materials that facilitate the lessons

Autumn Term

Theme: Life forms

  • Observational drawings of amphibians, fishes or birds to render form, colour and texture
  • Recording pattern forms found in the structure of organisms not visible to the bare eye
  • Composition in colour placing a drawn animal in an imaginary environment inspired by life under the microscope
  • Artist Research: Aboriginal artists, Franz Marc, Marino Marini

Spring Term

Theme: Human Shelters

  • Observational drawings of city sections with strong focus on perspective
  • Colour drawings revealing the play of light on planes and surfaces
  • Bas-relief exploring colour and texture
  • Artist Research: Jan Vermeer, De Chirico, Hundertwasser, Edward Hopper, Charles Sheeler

Summer Term

Entirely dedicated to the further acquisition of better drawing skills
(contour drawing and shading)


Syllabus overview for Year 9

Lessons per week: 1
Duration: 60 min

Homework:

  • Image research according to the requirements of the project
  • Search for objects or materials that facilitate the lessons

Autumn Term

Theme: Consumers’ products

  • Observational drawings of chocolate wrappers to render product packaging form and design.
  • Tessellations: creating pattern through the observation of detail
  • Composition in colour: lifting elements from the chocolate wrapper design to form dynamic new images.
  • Artist Research: exponents of the Pop Art movement

Spring Term

Theme: Objects of the Quotidian

  • Observational drawings of arranged objects to render the illusion of volume and space.
  • Colour reproduction of a section of a still life executed by a renown artist
  • Mixed-media and collage composition: A combination of shapes borrowed from the still life and additional elements to create an imaginative composition
  • Artist Research: Cezanne, Giorgio Morandi, Braque, Leger, Matisse, Stuart Davis

Summer Term

Entirely dedicated to the further acquisition of better drawing skills


KS4 – GCSE Art and Design

Course: Art & Design: Fine Art

Qualification: GCSE
Exam Board: EDEXCEL

Fine Art may be defined as work which is produced as an outcome of an individual’s personal experiences.

Work produced for the GCSE Art & Design FA qualification will demonstrate the use of formal elements and creative skills, and give form to individual thoughts, feelings, observations and ideas.

In the context of this specification, disciplines will include painting and drawing, printmaking, sculpture and alternative media.

What will I learn?

Qualification Content

A GCSE qualification in Art and Design encourages students to:

  • develop critical thinking, through investigative, analytical, experimental, interpretive, technical and expressive skills.
  • develop creative skills, through learning to use imaginative and intuitive abilities.
  • become confident in taking risks and learning from their mistakes when exploring and experimenting with ideas.
  • develop cultural knowledge, understanding and application of art and design in historical and contemporary contexts, societies and cultures.
  • actively engage with a broad range of media, materials and techniques including traditional and new media technologies.

How is the course structured?

Specification

The Edexcel GCSE in Art and Design Fine Art comprises of two units:

  • Unit 1: Personal Portfolio
  • Unit 2: Externally Set Assignment

Unit 1: Personal Portfolio

Content: The themes for the personal portfolio are selected and developed by the center. The work will be produced under controlled conditions.

Assessment: It is internally set and marked, and externally moderated.

This unit is weighted at 60% of the qualification.

The work should address all four Assessment Objectives, with a maximum of 20 marks for each Assessment Objective.

Unit 2: Externally Set Assignment

Content: The externally set assignment (ESA) consists of one externally set, broad thematic starting point. The ESA is available during January of each year. A preparatory period of study will lead to the 10 hour timed set task.

Assessment: It is externally set, internally marked and externally moderated.

This unit is weighted at 40% of the qualification.

The work should address all four Assessment Objectives, with a maximum of 20 marks for each Assessment Objective.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment Objectives

AO1: develop ideas through investigations informed by contextual and other sources, demonstrating analytical and cultural understanding.

AO2: refine their ideas through experimenting and selecting appropriate resources, media, materials techniques and processes.

AO3: record ideas, observations and insights relevant to the intentions in visual and/or other forms.

AO4: present a personal, informed and meaningful response demonstrating analytical and critical understanding, realizing intentions and, where appropriate, making connections between visual, written, oral or other elements.

How important is written work?

Quality of written communication

Where written evidence is presented alongside practical work, the two will be assessed in an integrated way, taking into account the descriptors that apply to the more practical aspects of the course and students’ ability to:

  • Write legibly, with accurate use of spelling, grammar and punctuation in order to make the meaning clear.
  • Select and use a form and style of writing appropriate to purpose and to complex subject matter.
  • Organize relevant information clearly and coherently, using specialist vocabulary when appropriate.

KS5 – New A Level Art and Design (2 years)

GCE level art and design: Fine Art

Component 1 (skills development and experimentation)

Autumn term (18-20 weeks)

Component 1 (Personal Investigation)

A period of study into the elements of drawing including mark making, line, tone and colour. Pupils use this first part of the year to build up their skills and knowledge of fine Art.

Assessment Objectives

Other forms, appropriate to intentions.

AO2 Analyse and evaluate critically sources such as images, objects, artefacts and texts, showing understanding of purposes, meanings and contexts

AO3 Develop ideas through sustained investigations and exploration, selecting and using materials, processes and resources, identifying and interpreting relationships and

AO4 Present a personal, coherent and informed response, realising intentions, and articulating and explaining connections with the work of others.

Spring Term (8-10 weeks)

Pupils will be researching into their chosen idea collecting first hand visual references. They will then explore various materials that they experimented with during the first term to use, such as pencil, charcoal, pastels and paint.

Subsequently pupils will also begin to research into the works of other artists in order to develop their own style and technique. This will be done as a group exercise and also on an individual basis.

Pupils will then begin to develop ideas choosing materials and methods best suited to their intentions, whilst working towards a final outcome.

Pupils will then explore a more focused range of materials and techniques based on knowledge gained during the year. Assessment criteria will again be based on the above assessment objectives.

A fifteen hour timed mock exam will follow the preparatory period during which students will produce their final piece(s).

A summer vacation research project developing their strengths and current interests.

Autumn Term (second year of A level 18- 20 weeks)

Component 1 is continued.

Based on their summer vacation project pupils link their chosen thematic proposal to their personal study. Pupils will learn to discuss review and evaluate both their practical work and personal study. Component 1 will be finalised with the development of ideas and the personal, illustrated study (1-3000 words).

Component 2 (externally set assignment)

Spring Term (12- 15 weeks) their work for

The externally set assignment will be discussed and appropriate starting points chosen. Ideas will then be generated and developed into final outcomes for the unaided final exam. This component will demonstrate their understanding of the assessment objectives. Pupils will be involved in presentation of their work for final assessment.

Homework

Pupils are expected to complete homework which will be set at various stages of the projects in accordance to their homework timetable, as well as finishing any incomplete class work.

As a basis to developing an understanding and vocabulary appropriate to the AS course, they should also take an interest in exhibitions and art events in order to increase their background knowledge of the subject, which will enable them to develop their work appropriately.


Y13 – A2 level art and design: fine Art

Unit 3 (practical work and personal study 1000 words)

Autumn term (18-20 weeks)

Pupils will be following a given theme (i.e. ‘diversity’) and exploring a wide range of materials and techniques.

The Assessment Objectives are:

AO1 Record observations, experiences, ideas, information and insights in visual and other forms, appropriate to intentions

AO2 Analyse and evaluate critically sources such as images, objects, artefacts and texts, showing understanding of purposes, meanings and contexts

AO3 Develop ideas through sustained investigations and exploration, selecting and using materials, processes and resources, identifying and interpreting relationships and analysing methods and outcomes

AO4 Present a personal, coherent and informed response, realising intentions, and articulating and explaining connections with the work of others

Week 1 – 4

Pupils will be researching into their chosen idea collecting first hand visual references. They will then explore various materials to use, such as pencil, charcoal, pastels and paint.

Subsequently pupils will also begin to research into the works of other artists in order to develop their own style and technique. This will be done as a group exercise and also on an individual basis.

Pupils will then begin to develop ideas choosing materials and methods best suited to their intentions, whilst working towards a final outcome.

Unit 4 (external examination)

Spring term (8-10 weeks)

Pupils will be following a theme set by the exam board and explore a more focused range of materials and techniques based on knowledge gained during unit 1.the assessment criteria will again be based on the above assessment objectives.

A ten hour timed exam will follow the preparatory period during which students will produce their final piece(s).

Homework

Pupils are expected to complete homework which will be set at various stages of the projects in accordance to their homework timetable, as well as finishing any incomplete class work.

As a basis to developing an understanding and vocabulary appropriate to the AS course, they should also take an interest in exhibitions and art events in order to increase their background knowledge of the subject, which will enable them to develop their work appropriately.

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it
Aristotle