What’s new this Year?
Photography was added as a new subject in September 2014.
Additional computers with Adobe Photoshop have been installed in the art classroom.
A spray booth has recently been installed to enable pupils to use spray paint as part of their artwork.
In Year 7, 8 and 9 your child will study...
Key Stage 3 creates a foundation of skills the pupils will use and improve upon at Key Stage 4. Pupils follow broad based Schemes of Work which satisfies the Key Stage 3 National Strategy. The Art Department operates within a carousel system with DT and Music. Pupils study art twice within the school Year for 4-5 weeks at a time for a double and a single period each week.
Their work is based on exploration, observation and experimentation. Pupils are encouraged to produce original ideas based on their own drawings and Art history. As well as drawing and painting, pupils work with fabric, card and papier mâché, and also use ICT to generate ideas.
Homework is given on a regular basis and is generally related to classwork. Schemes of Work are regularly updated to meet the requirements of the National Curriculum.
In Year 10 and Year 11 your child will study…
The Art department currently offers OCR GCSE Art and Design and GCSE Photography. Pupils experiment with a range of materials and techniques and produce work that is personal, informed and meaningful, and analyse their own and others’ work from a contemporary, historical and cultural context. Pupils carry out a controlled assessment over 45 hours and this is worth 60% of their overall grade. At the end of the course they complete an exam which is worth 40% of the final grade. Projects are designed to encourage pupils to build on and improve their practical skills and their knowledge of the subject, which they can use in other areas and go on to study at Further Education.
If you would like further information please contact...
Mrs J Watson
Lead Teacher of Art and Photography