YEAR 7

Students in Year 7 receive one hour of art a week with the following aims:

  1. To give students confidence and competence in making and understanding in art.1.

  2. To develop practical and intellectual skills.

  3. To enhance aesthetic awareness, discrimination, understanding and enjoyment in art in our own and other cultures.

  4. To value and constructively judge their own work and the work of others.

  5. To develop students’ imaginative and expressive abilities.

Throughout Year 7, students will focus on the building blocks of art (the formal elements) and complete two projects linked to identity: ‘Self Portrait’ and ‘Heraldry’.

YEAR 8

Students in Year 8 receive one hour of art a week with the following aims:

  1. To give students confidence and competence in making and understanding in art.1.

  2. To develop practical and intellectual skills.

  3. To enhance aesthetic awareness, discrimination, understanding and enjoyment in art in our own and other cultures.

  4. To value and judge constructively their own work and the work of others.

  5. To develop students’ imaginative and expressive abilities.

Throughout year 8, students will complete projects on the following topics which build on the skills taught in Year 7 : Jungle and Urban Art.

YEAR 9

GCSE art and design aims to provide students with a wide range of creative, exciting and stimulating opportunities. The course aims to enable students to develop their ability to actively engage in the processes of art and design; to build creative skills through learning and doing; to develop imaginative and intuitive ways of working; and develop knowledge and understanding of media, materials and technologies in historical and contemporary contexts in societies and cultures. The course aims to develop students’ skills in time management, organisation and independent working. 

 

Students in Year 9 will undertake two terms of skill based work in a range of different media and techniques.  They will also explore an issue based theme project where they will learn to develop their own ideas and outcomes.  In term 3 students start their final extended project where students choose a past examination question as their topic of study which simulates the examination experience and prepares students for the final GCSE examination.  This work comprises 60% of their final GCSE Grade (Component 1).

YEAR 10 (GCSE ART, CRAFT and DESIGN, YEAR 2)

Students in Year 10 complete their extended project (Component 1) by the end of term 1. In term 2, students undertake the controlled assessment practical task (Component  2) which is externally set by the exam board which accounts for 40% of their final grade. The final outcomes are produced in a 10 hour exam in May. 

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