ART & DESIGN

Key Stage 3

Year 7 skills developed:
  • Drawing and observation skills

  • Painting and colour theory

  • Printmaking - collagraphs

  • Textiles

  • Graphic Design

  • 3D – recycled art

 

Year 8 skills developed:
  • Mixed Media drawing

  • Painting

  • Interior Design

  • Printmaking - stencils

 

Year 9 skills developed:
  • 3D – Ceramics

  • Drawing

  • Painting

  • Textiles - Batik  

  • Printmaking– etching and mono printing

  • Developing a personal response

 

Key Stage 4

 

At GCSE under the AQA Art and Design specification we offer the following:

 

GCSE Art and Design:

Component 1: Portfolio (60% of GCSE across Year 10 and Year 11) – students develop personal and sustained investigations on themes of their choice. They experiment with a wide range of processes, techniques and materials such as drawing, painting, printmaking and ceramics. Students are introduced to different contemporary artists and produce meaningful responses.

Component 2: Externally set assignment (40% of GCSE, preparatory period followed by 10 hours supervised time) – students respond to their chosen starting point and develop a range of experiments and ideas. They complete a final piece in the 10 hour exam.

Key Stage 5

 

A Level Fine Art:

Component 1: Portfolio (60% of A Level) - Students work on self-directed themes. They work across a range of disciplines through workshops covering drawing, painting, printmaking, video, installation, photography and sculpture. They will create a series of experiments and personal outcomes. Trips to local and national galleries.

 

Component 2: Externally set assignment (40% of A Level, preparatory period followed by 15 hours supervised time) - students respond to their chosen starting point and develop a range of experiments and ideas. They complete a final piece in the 15 hour exam.

Last updated: September 2019

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