Year 7 Art
The students will develop their knowledge of the formal elements of art and basic art skills such as Colour theory, Mark making and art history. They will explore these new skills through a natural forms project and Surrealist project. There are many tasks within each project that introduces and develops new skills such as layering and blending. They will become familiar with artists and their work. Homework will be used as a tool for learning, allowing pupils to develop their research skills and knowledge.
Year 8 Art
In year 8 pupils are taught through three projects, Reflections, Landscape and Portraits. These projects include many different tasks which will introduce pupils to new techniques and materials such as Printmaking and Acrylic paint. During the reflection project pupils will be learning about perspective and processes which will develop their spatial awareness. The landscape project introduces pupils to British artists such as David Hockney and Jon Constable. Pupils are continually assessed through each project by self, peer and group assessment as well as a final piece which incorporates all the skills previously learnt. These three projects were chosen to support the transition into GCSE art.
Year 9 GCSE Art
In year 9 Art GCSE pupils begin by revisiting key skills learnt from year 7, such as tone and shading. There are a number of key task which pupils need to complete before they begin their coursework. An example of this would be a L.S Lawry perspective drawing. After term one pupils will be exploring Natural forms with the intention of creating a whole project based around the topic. Pupils will create mind maps, research pages on specific artists such as Georgia O’Keeffe and Cath Kidson and inspired outcomes relating to those artists work. They will then develop their work further taking inspiration from the artists, work and techniques they have learnt about. Finally they will create their own final piece on A1 paper which will then be evaluated. All work in their sketch books will be annotated in detail.
Year 10 GCSE Art
In Year 10 GCSE Art pupils begin by revisiting key skills learnt from year 7-9, such as tone and shading. There are a number of key task which pupils need to complete before they begin their coursework. An example of this would be a tonal pencil drawing of a shell. After term one pupils will choose between two projects to complete which are; Natural forms or Identity. They will be giving a clear checklist which they will need to follow during the year. Each project develops and explores different materials and techniques.
Year 11 GCSE Art
In year 11 GCSE Art pupils are developing their chosen coursework project from year 10. The starting point may have been the same but this is their opportunity to experiment and delve into further topics or medias of interest to them such as printmaking or painting. After term 2 pupils will receive their exam topics. They have until May to complete a project based around the topic they have chosen. In May they sit a 10 hour exam which is a final piece realised from the exam work.