Academic Information

Art & Design

Aims

  • To stimulate and maintain student curiosity, interest and enjoyment in Art

  • To develop recording and creative thinking skills

  • To understand that Art is an important, pleasurable and fundamental realm of human experience

  • To provide suitable examination qualifications

  • To encourage, develop and prepare those pupils who wish to pursue an Art career

Staff

Mrs Bodels
Mrs Jones
Miss Neill
Miss Brown

Key Stage 3

Year 8

  • Term 1: Myself - Drawing and Painting/Fine Art

  • Term 2: Spires and Towers - 3D/Ceramics

  • Term 3: Animals - Graphic Design

Year 9

  • Term 1: Food - 3D/Ceramics

  • Term 2: Space - Drawing and Painting

  • Term 3: Cultures - Graphic Design

Year 10

  • Term 1: Seashore

  • Term 2: South America

  • Term 3: South America and Personal Investigation


Key Stage 4

GCSE Art and Design - CCEA

Component 1

  • Part A - Exploratory Portfolio - 25%

  • Part B - Investigating the Creative & Cultural Industries - 35%

Component 2

  • Externally set assignment - 40%


Post 16

CCEA AS Art and Design

  • AS1 - Experimental portfolio - 50% AS, 20% A2

  • AS 2 - Personal investigation - 50% AS, 20% A2

CCEA A2 Art and Design

  • A2 1 - Personal & Cultural Investigation (including 1000-3000 word written investigation), 60% A2, 26% A-Level

  • A2 2 - Thematic Outcome, 40% A2, 24% A-Level

Skills Developed

  • Develop ideas through sustained and focused investigation

  • Independent learning

  • Being creative

  • Experiment and select resources, media, materials and techniques

  • Record observations

  • Become aware of a wide range of artists, designers and craft workers and be able to make connections to their artwork

  • Prepare the pupils for third level education

Careers

  • Architect

  • Ceramicist

  • Fashion Designer

  • Fine Artist

  • Furniture Designer

  • Graphic Designer

  • Interior Designer

  • Jeweller

  • Photographer

  • Product Designer

  • Set Designer

  • Prop Maker (Film/TV Production)

  • Printmaker

  • Web/Game Designer