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Art (curriculum)

SUBJECT: Art
Subject Leader: Lisa Rhodes – lisa.rhodes@oatforge.co.uk

 

SMSC
Social
Group work and class discussions take place plus peer assessment.
Students are encouraged to look at the social aspects of art and design.
Moral
To look at the dilemmas of life and society as seen through the eyes of Artists, Designers, Craftspeople. Students to produce work based upon their thoughts of contemporary issues
Spiritual
To promote the ”Awe and Wonder” of works of Art created by Artists, Designers, Craftspeople, together with those created by the students themselves.
Cultural
Students look at the art, design and crafts of different cultures and the impact it has upon those cultures. Students are encouraged to make their own interpretation.

MORE ABLE PUPILS
Extension work is provided to encourage pupils to develop their work and understanding further. Students take part in The More Able Fair.
An extracurricular group is held at lunchtimes.

KEY STAGE 3
Year 7 Scheme of Work
Autumn Term
The enchanted wood. An introduction to art through mark making and development of the use of tone. An imaginative project.
Spring Term
Fauve portraits. Using colour, students can look at the work of Fauve artists to learn about the colour wheel, mixing colours and using them in an interesting way.
Summer Term
Aboriginal art. By looking at the work of a different culture, students investigate patterns and textures and explore ways to create three-dimensional art.

Year 8 Scheme of Work
Autumn Term
Hundertwasser. To develop a sense of colour and pattern, students use the work of the artist Hundertwasser to inspire their own colourful artworks.
Spring Term
Pop art. A graphic style of presentation is explored through the work of the pop art movement.
Summer Term
African art. Cultural issues are investigated through African sculpture, textiles, jewellery and painting. Students create a personal response using three dimensional techniques.

Year 9 Scheme of Work
In year 9 all pupils that have opted for a GCSE in Art (Fine art, Graphics and Art textiles) will build on basic skills learnt during KS3 and also be introduced to new techniques and processes to expand their artistic skills in preparation for their chosen GCSE.

Pupils will complete a range of projects chosen from the following schemes of work:
● Chuck Close
● Urban Architecture
● Fragmenting Feininger
● Day of the dead
● Open your mind

KEY STAGE 4
In Key Stage 4 all pupils study and sit a GCSE in Art and Design (AQA).

Year 10 Textiles
Autumn Term Developing coursework already begun in year 9. Students are to extend and refine ideas to create a 3 dimensional final outcome using a diverse range of materials. Work supported by observational drawing and art history.

Spring Term Aquatica – Students to explore colour, pattern and texture based on the theme. Different artists and designers will be used as inspiration. Students to produce a range of textile samples inspired by first hand observation.

Summer Term -Students to continue to refine and develop ideas on the theme to create a 3 dimensional outcome.

Year 11 Textiles
Autumn Term-Students are to use this term to complete and improve coursework and prepare for their mock examination based on a selected starting point. Sketchbook work must be produced alongside final outcome.

Spring Term-External final 10 hour examination. Preparation in sketchbooks to support chosen final outcome.

Summer Term-Completion of any outstanding course work.

Year 10 Graphics
Autumn Term – Corporate identity logo design – Students will be introduced to a range of corporate logos and will produce observations and insights based on their designs. They will analyse lettering styles, composition and layout and use of colour in advertising. Students will produce a sketchbook of ideas where they will investigate artists and designers that will inspire their own work and will support their investigations. Students will experiment with a range of media and techniques and create their own original corporate logo.

Spring Term – Final piece based on logo design – Students will develop a final poster advertising their product and logo. Their final piece will reflect their investigations into corporate identity. Once they have designed their final piece by hand they will then manipulate the image using computer aided design.

Summer Term – Music and Merchandising Punk – Students will be introduced to the sub-culture of Punk. They will research into visuals such as album covers, posters, contemporary photographs and fashion. They will produce drawings from their investigations. Drawings can be from first and second hand resources, photographs and original ideas. Students will experiment with a range of appropriate media and techniques. Through the experimentation of media it will allow students to decide what their strengths are to be used in the final piece. Students will source inspiration from relevant artists and designers from the Punk era. Students will develop ideas for an album cover based on a punk theme.

Year 11 Graphics
Autumn Term – Punk final piece – Students will produce a personal, informed and meaningful response to the punk theme. They will demonstrate analytical and critical understanding, realising their intentions and making connections between visual and other elements. Once students have designed their final album covers, these designs will be adapted and manipulated using computer aided design.

Spring Term Exam Preparation – Students will be given their AQA exam paper. They will have up to a period of six weeks to prepare for their graphics exam. During this exam preparation students will choose a starting point from the exam paper. They will produce a sketchbook of first hand drawings and will research in depth their chosen theme. Students are required to research relevant images that support their chosen question. They will research relevant artists and designers and they will experiment using a range of different media and techniques. Through all their investigations and developments, they will develop ideas for a final graphics outcome. Students will then spend 10 hours completing their exam and creating their graphics outcome.

Summer Term – Completion of coursework – Students will complete all coursework projects and examination preparation. They will consider the AQA marking criteria. Students need to complete four assessment objectives. AO1 – Research images and artists. AO2- Experiments with media. AO3 -observation drawings and explanations. AO4- Final idea and final piece. These assessment objectives will be used when marking students coursework.

Year 10 Fine Art
Autumn Term
Introduction to the course.
Project 1
Identity
Students will analyse the theme of identity through a series of drawings which explore their interests. They will look at portraits and depictions of faces by a series of artists and create work based upon these. Students should then develop their own ideas refining them as the work develops. The presentation of their sketchbook should be individual and reflect their own personality.

Spring Term
Final Piece
The final piece will reflect the research undertaken in the autumn term and will result in an original piece of work based upon self-identity. Students will select appropriate media for their final outcome and this should make appropriate connections with the artists studied.

Summer Term
Project 2 : Surrealism
This project will investigate the Surrealist work of Salvador Dali and Rene Magritte plus modern Surrealist artists. This will inspire their own studies which will cover first hand drawings; experimentation with media and techniques artist research. Throughout their research they should develop their ideas making unusual connections and juxtapositions of of ideas within their work.

Year 11 Fine Art
Autumn Term
Final Piece project 2
A final piece will be produced as a result of the research undertaken in Year 10. This could be presented as a painting on canvas or a drawing.
Work will also be produced toward the mock exam which will give students an insight into the process undertaken in the real Controlled Assessment in the spring term.

Spring Term
Controlled Assessment preparation
Students will be given their AQA exam paper. They will have up to a period of six weeks to prepare for their fine art exam. During this exam preparation students will choose a starting point from the exam paper. They will produce a sketchbook of first hand drawings and will research in depth their chosen theme. Students are required to research relevant images that support their chosen question. They will research relevant artists and designers and they will experiment using a range of different media and techniques. Through all their investigations and developments, they will develop ideas for a final fine art outcome. Students will then spend 10 hours completing their exam and creating their fine art piece.

Summer Term
Students will use this term to mount work for display and to prepare portfolios for those students wishing to continue to AS.

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