Art

Curriculum Map

 What will I study?How will I be assessed?
Year 7Students will be introduced to a range of Art and Design skills. They will learn how to use different drawing media such as pencil, pencil crayon and pen. Students will use the themes of ‘Architecture’, ‘Self Portrait and Identity’ and ‘Imaginary Creatures’ as starting points to develop personal ideas in two and three dimensional work including textile printing and embellishment, clay and collage.Students will regularly self-assess their work and make improvements in response to teacher feedback.
Work produced throughout the year will form a portfolio which will be assessed against four criteria which assess observational skills, experimentation with a range of Art media, developing and refining ideas, responding to the work of others and developing personal responses.
Year 8Students will continue to develop skills in two and three dimensional media. Drawing from real life and cultural inspirations will further develop observational skills.
Students will use the themes of ‘Natural Forms’, ‘Aboriginal Art’ and ‘Food’ to inspire mixed media pieces and three dimensional work.
Students will regularly self-assess their work and make improvements in response to teacher feedback.
Work produced throughout the year will form a portfolio which will be assessed against four criteria which assess observational skills, experimentation with a range of Art media, developing and refining ideas, responding to the work of others and developing personal responses.
Year 9Students will extend and build on skills in two and three dimensional media. Drawing from real life and cultural inspirations will further develop observational skills.
Students will use the themes of ‘Self Portrait’, ‘African Pattern’, and ‘Masks’ to inspire personal pieces which link to the work of artists. Students will be encouraged to develop their use of Art media through interesting combinations of techniques.
Students will regularly self-assess their work and make improvements in response to teacher feedback.
Work produced throughout the year will form a portfolio which will be assessed against four criteria which assess observational skills, experimentation with a range of Art media, developing and refining ideas, responding to the work of others and developing personal responses.
Year 10Students have the option to study Art GCSE, Textiles GCSE, Photography GCSE or Art BTEC in the Art and Design Faculty. Textiles GCSE is an Art course which focuses on specialist Textile techniques such as batik, silk painting, dyeing, stitching, beading, printing and applique. Art GCSE and BTEC courses include experimentation with two and three dimensional media such as drawing, painting, pastels, printing, batik, card construction and clay. Photography GCSE focuses on specialist Photography techniques related to digital techniques, composing successful photographs and projects in response to specific issues.Art, Photography and Textiles GCSE are assessed through a Portfolio unit (60%) and an externally set project which takes place in the Spring term of year 11 (40%). Art BTEC is assessed in four units.
Students will extend and develop their ability to self-assess and reflect on the progress of their work. They will discuss the development of their ideas and make decisions about how to successfully realise ideas.

Work produced throughout the course will take project form and will be assessed against criteria which assess observational skills, experimentation with a range of Art/Textiles/Photography media, developing and refining ideas, responding to the work of artists, designers and craftspeople and developing creative personal responses.
Year 11Students will continue with their chosen course of study. Term one of year 11 focuses on the completion of the assessed portfolio and students develop and resolve their ideas in a personal way using a range of carefully selected media.
During the Spring term students select a theme from a range set by the exam board. They choose how to research, observe, experiment with media and develop ideas in a personal project which draws on skills learnt during the rest of the course. This project culminates in ten hours of supervised time during which students create a resolved piece.
Year 13Students take a personal approach to their work and select starting points which interest them. They can choose to work broadly within the area of Art and Design or choose to specialise in Fine Art, Textiles or Photography. Students experiment with a range of appropriate materials and processes and explore ideas through observation, development and refinement of personal ideas leading to the production of creative pieces of work.Students continue to develop their ability to self-assess and use reflection on their project work to guide decisions.
Work produced throughout the course will take project form and will be assessed against criteria which assess observational skills, experimentation with a range of Art media, developing and refining ideas, responding to the work of artists, designers and craftspeople and developing personal responses.