Art

Curriculum Leader: Allyson Jenkins

Art Packs Information

Following on from the letter sent home to parents regarding art packs here are some photographs showing what each pack entails:

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Art Packs 1

 

Year 7

The course is delivered once a fortnight (1hr) and the first few lessons will concentrate on mark making techniques. Throughout the year pupils will work with a variety of materials processes and techniques through the disciplines of painting; colour theory and blending, drawing, observational, mark making, tone sketch, proportion and surface; textiles, collage, layering, decoration and craft. They will explore and research artists and will have preparatory studies in their sketchbooks where they will regularly receive homework to check and encourage independent learning.

Modules/Units

Painting
Drawing
Surface

How pupils are to be assessed

Formatively, as teachers we employ a bookmark feedback system which outlines pupil’s strengths and areas for development, Peer assessment is also used as an effective tool to encourage both discussion, negotiation and analysis skills. At the end of each half term pupils are given summative feedback which is documented in the reverse of their sketchbook this reflects on their progress, areas for development along with the level achieved.

Pupils communicate through class discussion sharing their thoughts and opinions, peer assessment and group work. Independent study is encouraged through a series of homework which include research, development and evaluation.

 

Year 8

The course is delivered once a fortnight (1hr) and during the year pupils will be expected to produce two projects.

Projects  will concentrate on the formative elements Painting and Drawing and surface qualities based on the themes of culture, tradition and contemporary artists.

Modules/Units

Painting and Drawing
Surface qualities

How pupils are to be assessed

Formatively, as teachers we employ a bookmark feedback system which outlines pupils’ strengths and areas for development. Peer assessment is also used as an effective tool to encourage both, discussion, negotiation and analysis skills. At the end of each half term pupils are given summative feedback which is documented in their sketchbook this reflects on their progress, areas for development along with the level achieved

Pupils communicate through class discussion sharing their thoughts and opinions, peer assessment and group work. Independent study is encouraged through a series of homework which include research, development and evaluation.

 

Year 9

Pupils in tear 9 embark on their GCSE course and will have over a period of three years to complete the requirements. All pupils have four hours of art and design education on a fortnightly basis. Within this time, pupils will be building up their portfolio of work which will contribute to 60% of their exam grades. During lessons pupils will be learning a variety of skills with a variety of processes and techniques. Pupils are offered ample opportunity in EPS sessions to add to the amount time spent in the department.

How pupils are to be assessed

Formatively, as teachers we employ a bookmark feedback system which outlines pupils’ strengths and areas for development. Peer assessment is also used as an effective tool to encourage both, discussion, negotiation and analysis skills. At the end of each half term pupils are given summative feedback which is documented in their sketchbook this reflects on their progress, areas for development along with the level achieved

Pupils communicate through class discussion sharing their thoughts and opinions, peer assessment and group work. Independent study is encouraged through a series of homework which include research, development and evaluation.

 

KS4

The course is delivered over a period of two years and pupils have four hours of art and design education on a fortnightly basis. Pupils complete two units of work; Unit 1 Coursework which comprises of three projects and is worth 60% of the external grade, Unit 2 External Exam, a ten hour practical examination which pupils have 8 weeks to prepare for, this is worth 40% of the final external grade. Pupils are offered ample opportunity in EPS sessions to add to the amount time spent in the department

Modules/Units

Unit 1 Coursework 60%
Unit 2 External Exam 40%

How pupils are to be assessed

Pupils are regularly given both formative and summative feedback, one to one tutorials and portfolio presentations.

Pupils communicate through class discussion sharing their thought and opinions, peer assessment and group work. Independent study is encouraged through a series of home works which include research, development and evaluation. Pupils may choose to research topics which may centre around controversial issues which they will explore and develop through their independent study.

Exam Board: AQA

The weighting of each module towards overall grade:
Coursework 60%
External Exam 40%

If controlled assessment is involved, what level and what does this mean for pupils:
External Exam, a ten hour practical examination which pupils have 8 weeks to prepare for this is worth 40% of the final external grade. Pupils are offered ample opportunity in EPS sessions to add to the amount time spent in the department

Coursework

Coursework must comprise of two endorsements including drawing and painting, we offer fabric screen printing, textiles, mask making, costume and three dimensional studies as alternative choices.

 

KS5 A Level 

The A Level course is delivered over a period of ten hours a fortnight, The course is very much about the student’s own development and all students research and embrace their own individual projects upon their chosen theme which they research analyse and explore using sketchbook as a vehicle to realise their intentions.

Modules/Units

A Level
Component 3 Coursework practical portfolio of work supported by a 1000 word essay-50%
Component 4 Examination; Externally set Paper 15 hour unaided exam -50%

How pupils are to be assessed

Individual tutorials, with formative feedback
Portfolio presentations

Exam Board: AQA

Controlled Assessment

External Exam, 15 hours where students have twelve week window to prepare for. This is worth 50% of the final external grade in each instance. Students are offered ample opportunity to access the sixth form designated area in the art department add to and facilitate the amount time spent on their studies.

Coursework

All individually researched, developed and completed by the student