Purpose of study

Art, craft, design and photography embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art, design and photography education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft, design and photography. As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They should also know how art, design and photography both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.

Aims

The curriculum for art, design and photography aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences
  • become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture, photography and other art, craft and design techniques
  • evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft, design and photography
  • know about great artists, craft makers, designers and photographers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.

 

 

Attainment targets

By the end of each key stage, pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes specified in the relevant programme of study.

 

 

Art and Photography- Key stage 3

Pupils will be taught to develop their creativity and ideas, and increase proficiency in their execution. They will develop a critical understanding of artists, architects, designers, and photographers expressing reasoned judgements that can inform their own work.

Pupils will be taught:

  • To use a range of techniques to record their observations in sketchbooks, journals and other media as a basis for exploring their ideas
  • To use a range of techniques and media, including painting and location photography
  • To increase their proficiency in the handling of different materials
  • To analyse and evaluate their own work, and that of others, in order to strengthen the visual impact or applications of their work
  • About the history of art, craft, design, architecture, and photography, including periods, styles and major movements from ancient times up to the present day.

 

 

Art - Key stage 4

 

OCR GCSE (1-9) Fine Art

 

The OCR GCSE Fine Art course develops pupils’ knowledge, skills, understanding, creativity and imagination.  It provides opportunities for pupils to take a personal interest in why Art matters.  During the course, pupils will gain insight into the practices of individuals, organisations and creative and cultural industries and experiment and take risks with their work, whilst developing their own style.

 

Pupils are taught

Knowledge and understanding

Pupils will be taught to use sources to inspire the development of their ideas, though:

 

  • the work and approaches of fine artists from contemporary and/or historical contexts, periods, societies and cultures
  • contemporary and/or historical environments, situations or issues
  • the ways in which meanings, ideas and intentions can be communicated through visual and tactile language, using formal elements, including colour, line, form, tone and texture
  • the characteristics, properties and effects of using different media, materials, techniques and processes, and the ways in which they can be used in relation to pupils’ own creative intentions and chosen area(s) of Fine Art
  • the different purposes, intentions and functions of Fine Art in a variety of contexts and as appropriate to pupils’ own work.

 

Techniques

Pupils are taught to work creatively with processes and techniques appropriate to the chosen area(s) of study such as: painting (various media), drawing (various media), printing (e.g. screen printing, etching, aquatint, lithography, block printing), stencils, carving, modelling, constructing, mosaic, mobiles, environmental art, graffito, kinetic media, light based media, digital media, mixed-media.

 

Skills

Pupils are taught the knowledge, skills and understanding through practical skills in the development of ideas. This may include:

 

  • the work and approaches of artists, craftspeople or designers from contemporary and/or historical contexts, periods, societies and cultures
  • the ways in which meanings, ideas and intentions can be communicated through visual, sensory and tactile language, using formal elements, including: colour, line, form, tone and texture

 

In addition, pupils will develop skills in:

 

  • selecting and critically analysing sources
  • application of understanding of relevant fine art practices to their work
  • refinement of their ideas as their own work progresses
  • recording their ideas, observations, insights and independent judgements
  • using appropriate specialist vocabulary
  • using visual language critically through effective and safe use of media, materials, techniques processes and technologies
  • using drawing skills for different needs and purposes
  • realising personal intentions in Fine Art, through the sustained application of the fine art process.

 

Photography - Key stage 4

 

OCR GCSE (1-9) Photography

The OCR GCSE Photography course develops pupils’ knowledge, skills, understanding, creativity and imagination.  It provides opportunities for pupils to take a personal interest in why Photography matters.  During the course, pupils will gain insight into the practices of individuals, organisations and creative and cultural industries and experiment and take risks with their work, whilst developing their own style.

 

Pupils are taught

Knowledge and understanding

Pupils will be taught to use sources to inspire the development of their ideas, though:

 

  • The work and approaches of photographers from contemporary and/or historical contexts, periods, societies and cultures
  • Contemporary and/or historical environments, situations or issues
  • The ways in which meanings, ideas and intentions can be communicated through visual and tactile language, using formal elements, including colour, line, form, tone and texture
  • The characteristics, properties and effects of using different media, materials, techniques and processes, and the ways in which they can be used in relation to pupils’ own creative intentions and chosen area(s) of Photography
  • the different purposes, intentions and functions of photography in a variety of contexts and as appropriate to pupils’ own work.

 

Techniques

Pupils are taught to work creatively with processes and techniques appropriate to the chosen area(s) of study such as: photograms, pin hole cameras, digital processes, time-lapse photography, stop-frame animation, installation, film, video, animation, photomontage, digital manipulation of images.

 

Skills

Pupils are taught the knowledge, skills and understanding through practical skills in the development of ideas. This may include:

 

·         the work and approaches of artists, craftspeople or designers from contemporary and/or historical contexts, periods, societies and cultures

·         the ways in which meanings, ideas and intentions can be communicated through visual, sensory and tactile language, using formal elements, including: colour, line, form, tone and texture

 

In addition, pupils will develop skills in:

  • selecting and critically analysing sources
  • application of understanding of relevant photographic practices to their work
  • refinement of their ideas as their own work progresses
  • recording their ideas, observations, insights and independent judgements
  • using appropriate specialist vocabulary
  • using visual language critically through effective and safe use of media, materials, techniques processes and technologies
  • using drawing skills for different needs and purposes
  • realising personal intentions in Photography, through the sustained application of the photographic process.

 

If you would like further information please contact...

 

 Mrs J Watson

Lead Teacher of Art and Photography