Glossopdale School

 

 

-Art

Curriculum Content:

Aims and ambitions:

The Art Department is committed to educating and inspiring students through a varied and exciting curriculum. We aim to introduce and develop necessary skills, knowledge and understanding, to enable individuals to explore and develop their creative ideas with confidence, gradually taking responsibility for their development as they become more independent. We believe that the skills gained in Art help students throughout their school life and beyond the classroom. Art should help students to observe and question the world around them and build a healthy curiosity resulting in creative problem solving and skilful application of visual language. A recent ambition is for all students to have an understanding of how art has developed over time from cave painting through the timeline to the present day and to be able to place art they see in everyday life into an accurate time slot through their gained knowledge.

In Key Stage 3 students follow a wide and varied course, exploring a range of themes and ideas. They learn techniques to improve their drawing and develop skills in painting, printmaking, sculpture and photo-manipulation. Students start to analyse the work of other artists and to evaluate their own and others’ work. During Year 9 the emphasis is on building up skills through teacher-led workshop-style lessons, whilst exploring specific themes.

At Key Stage 4 students follow a GCSE course in Art, Craft & Design. Students are encouraged to work independently, developing their own ideas, within the framework of a theme. Two to three units of coursework are usually produced and in January of Year 11 students start work on their Externally Set Task, which consists of approximately 10 weeks exploration of a chosen topic and 10 hours of controlled time to produce a final outcome.

 

 

Year group

Topics include

By the end of the year, students should be able to:

7

Time Line

 

Assessment = 4 milestone pieces will be formally assessed during the academic year.

 

 

 

  • Create drawing of various scales, apply a range of accurate tone, Present information in a sketchbook with understanding of layout and communication. Reflect on strengths and areas of development within own work.
  • Know primary colours and be able to mix secondary and tertiary colours.
  • Apply paint with control and create a smooth gradient change with paint.
  • Identify work from all time periods studied by recognising characteristics.
  • Contribute to homework and take pride in learning.

8

Urban Portraits

 

Marine Life Sculpture

 

Assessment = 4 milestones will be formally assessed, students will receive feedback at the half way point with time built in to act on feedback before the final assessment.

 

  • Present a sketchbook that demonstrates the ways in which meanings, ideas and intentions can be communicated through visual and tactile language, using formal elements, including: colour, line, form, shape, tone, texture.
  • Work with clay to create successful work of three dimensions.
  • Design with purpose working to a brief.
  • Contribute to homework and take pride in learning.

9

Assemblage

 

Mixed Media Birds

 

Assessment = 4 milestones will be formally assessed, students will receive feedback at the half way point with time built in to act on feedback before the final assessment.

There is also a 1 hour exam that tests observation, drawing ability and analysis skills.

 

 

 

  • Know what assemblage is and create their own piece.
  • Experiment with large scale expressive drawing.
  • Master the art of sketch booking.
  • Understand relief texture.
  • Combine media.
  • Work collaboratively.

10

Sea Life or Insects

 

Intaglio Printing or Photography

 

Assessment = The portfolio of work is assessed against the exam boards four assessment objectives three times over the year, following written feedback each students has targets to complete that allows them to understand what further work is needed to increase their marks.

 

  • Develop their ideas through investigations informed by selecting and critically analysing sources.
  • Apply an understanding of relevant practices in the creative and cultural industries to their work.
  • Refine their ideas as work progresses through experimenting with media, materials, techniques and processes.
  • Record their ideas, observations, insights and independent judgements, visually and through written annotation, using appropriate specialist vocabulary, as work progresses.
  • Use visual language critically as appropriate to their own creative intentions and chosen area(s) of study through effective and safe use of: • media • materials • techniques • processes • technologies.
  • Use drawing skills for different needs and purposes, appropriate to context.
  • • Realise personal intentions through sustained application of the creative process.

11

Sea Life or Insects

 

Exam Project

 

Assessment =

Coursework : The portfolio of work is assessed against the exam boards four assessment objectives twice over the year, following written feedback each students has targets to complete that allows them to understand what further work is needed to increase their marks.

Exam : Feedback is given on the work created during the preparation period in line with JCQ regulations.

 

 

 

  • Develop their ideas through investigations informed by selecting and critically analysing sources.
  • Apply an understanding of relevant practices in the creative and cultural industries to their work.
  • Refine their ideas as work progresses through experimenting with media, materials, techniques and processes.
  • Record their ideas, observations, insights and independent judgements, visually and through written annotation, using appropriate specialist vocabulary, as work progresses.
  • Use visual language critically as appropriate to their own creative intentions and chosen area(s) of study through effective and safe use of: • media • materials • techniques • processes • technologies.
  • Use drawing skills for different needs and purposes, appropriate to context.
  • Realise personal intentions through sustained application of the creative process.

GCSE Key Information

Qualification

GCSE Art, Craft & Design.

Exam board

AQA

Website link

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/art-and-design/gcse/art-and-design-8201-8206

Extra-curricular opportunities in

 

There is a variety of extra-curricular opportunities available. Currently running is a Key Stage 4 extension and support club twice a week, a textiles club that is open to all, a large scale colouring in club and a homework support club for Key Stage 3. All clubs are run from 3pm by members of the Art Department teaching staff.

 

We also organise and take trips to significant exhibitions, this year students will benefit from visiting The Yorkshire Sculpture Park and The Harrogate Knitting and Stitching Show.