Key Stage 3

Year 7

The Year 7 scheme of Work follows closely the National Curriculum in Art.

It is our intention that pupils will gain basic skills in drawing, painting and 3D work which will support them through their school life.

An understanding and appreciation of other Artists/Cultures will also form a recurring theme which will be visited each year throughout the Key Stage.

Homework will be set when appropriate to the topic and may take the form of drawing to reinforce skills or research into Art movements or techniques.

Autumn TermSpring TermSummer Term
Observation Drawing
Colour
Colour
Three Dimensional Project
Three dimensional Project
Cultural Study

Year 8

The Year 8 Scheme of Work follows closely the National Curriculum in Art.

It is our intention in Year 8 to build up confidence in pupils by teaching techniques which may have multiple uses and giving pupils a deeper insight into aspects of Art.

Pupils are encouraged to take risks with their exploring materials and ways of presenting visual ideas.

Homework will be set when appropriate to the topic and may take the form of drawing to reinforce skills or research into Art movements or techniques.

Autumn TermSpring TermSummer Term
Perspective
Art History
Art History
Three Dimensional Topic
Three dimensional Topic
Observational Drawing/Painting

Year 9

The Year 9 Scheme of Work follows closely the National Curriculum in Art.

It is our intention in Year 9 to prepare students for some of the work they may face should they decide to pursue the subject further at GCSE level

There is a greater emphasis on art history when pupils are expected to produce a case study on an Artist. Pupils will be expected to work with different materials and will experience a variety of media experimenting in both 3D and various Graphic Art processes.

Homework will be set when appropriate to the topic and may take the form of drawing to reinforce skills or research into Art movements or techniques.

Autumn TermSpring TermSummer Term
Art HistoryThree Dimensional TopicGraphic Arts
Key Stage 4

Year 10 & 11:

Art and Design OCR J170

In Art and Design students are encouraged to develop practical skills in a variety of media.

They will become proficient in a variety of drawing skills with the emphasis of the course being on direct observation and experimenting with all sorts of materials and
techniques.

The approach to studies will be thematic and students will be expected to express ideas and feelings in diverse topics through the use of skills such as: drawing,
painting, collage, print-making and IT. Each theme studied will include a history of Art element.

Homeworks will be set to support each topic covered. Whenever possible visits will be made to see exhibitions throughout the country.

At the end of the course students must present for assessment a selection of their Years 10 and 11 coursework which best expresses their skills, visual strengths and expressive abilities. This portfolio of work is worth 60% of the GCSE. The rest of the mark comes from a controlled examination where students have made their own personal response to a set theme.

Mark Weighting:

Coursework (plus homework) = 60%
Controlled test = 40%

Key Stage 5

Year 12 & 13: (Sixth Form)

EXAMINATION BOARD
OCR (Fine Art)

WHAT IS SPECIAL ABOUT THIS SUBJECT?
This course caters for students with an ability in Art who want to pursue the subject further and possible into a career. It encourages students to develop skills, creativity, imagination and independence based on personal experience, taught skills and critical understanding. Students show this through their responses to a range of stimuli. The course allows students freedom to experiment and take risks with their work whilst developing their own style and developing a deep understanding of their own work and the work of others.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Grade 6 or above in GCSE Art. Grade 4 or 5 students will be considered at the discretion of the department.

YOU WILL STUDY
Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Printmaking, Mixed Media, IT and the History of Art.

YOU WILL LEARN TO
Develop technical competence and self-expression in:
• Perspective and Proportion
• Composition
• Colour and Tonal Contrast
• The Natural Form, Life Study
• Form Analysis
• Surface Decoration

Media will include: collage; monoprints; photomontage; block and screen printing; watercolour; posters; oil and acrylic painting; oil crayon and oil pastel; ink; charcoal; wax; colour pencil; clay; plaster of Paris; modroc; wire and metal; papier maché.

You will develop an appreciation of the work of individuals and groups through your studies in the History of Art with a special emphasis on 20th Century developments.

ASSESSMENT DETAILS
There is one practical exam, taken at the end of Year 13
• Assessed practical work in timed conditions: 5 hours, 40% of final grade.

There is a personal investigation, worth 60% of the final grade, for which students are asked to develop a body of work based on their own work with two outcomes. Firstly, a practical unit consisting of preparation and final piece, and secondly, a related written study of 3000-4000 words on an aspect of Art and Design that must link to your visual outcomes.

CAREERS & UNIVERSITY PATHWAYS
Students can tailor their course to fit their individual needs, choices and aspirations in order to follow their chosen progression route through to Further, Higher Education or the workplace.