Art & Design
Art curriculum and assessment
Using past references the Art & Design Department steps into the 21st century by allowing art students to communicate and express their intellect through a range of traditional and technological approaches. Students of art will immense themselves into the fundamental practical skills to construct and deconstruct concepts and forms from KS3 to KS5. This is achieved by the understanding of the Formal Elements and applying them into a series of visual work.
The Art & Design Department celebrates the individuality of each student whilst taking their studies further into GCSE and A-Level. Our curriculum has been designed to cater to all abilities and aptitude for this subject and also to guide our students to outperform their initial capacity. A range of techniques, processes and methods using traditional media and digital languages will prepare our students to demonstrate creativity and confidently develop skill set to create a body of work drawn from their experiences and surroundings. A personal journey sits at the forefront of KS4 & 5 and as such, learning opportunities allow students to stretch their understanding of concepts and challenges their practices for a better and refined outcome. Connections discovered between ideas become substantial which leads to meaningful outcomes realised with a growing confidence to select and apply suitable media.
Art and Design GCSE is a great course and students will enjoy the opportunity to develop and explore their own ideas, refine their skills and produce personal outcomes. This course will develop students’ appreciation, imaginative, organisation and creative skills. Our students will be working with a series of disciplines which will allow them to investigate and experiment in their practical work including: painting, drawing, sculpture, digital manipulation, photography, printmaking and 3D work.
There will be opportunities to visit galleries and museums as part of their intellectual development of the coursework. Some international trips to Spain, France and Italy might be scheduled in the course to further broaden the horizons to contrast classical work with contemporary art.
In addition to the Assessment Objectives of the GCSE and A-Level course, students will be expected to develop the following:
· Expressing ideas through visual information;
· Journaling the journey of exploration through the use of materials and your ideas;
· Work on mastery in drawing and working with basic art techniques;
· Explore the imagination;
· Analyse the work of the other artists, designers and craft people;
· Building independence and working collaboratively;
· Practicing your problem solving.
M1: creates effective personal outcomes
I can identify key steps of a personal journey
I can describe the process and steps of a ‘personal journey'
I can make suggestions of what might be their next step on their personal journey.
I can create outcomes that have personal connections.
I can create outcomes that have been reviewed, changed/ developed.
I can evidence a clear journey with links between sources and research.
I can go on a personal journey to create outcomes that thoughtfully communicate meaningful ideas in a personal way.
M2: makes links and connections
I can identify straightforward links between research and ideas.
I can describe the connections identified
I can create thoughtful connections between ideas
I can connect my personal focus with artists and culture.
I can make informed connections using primary and secondary research
I can make insightful and imaginative connections to develop ideas with originality
M3: analysis their own and others work
(Critical thinking and understanding)
I can describe the different features of a piece of work.
I can state the facts and opinion about a given artwork/ artist.
I can explain how a piece of artwork has been created: process, media, materials & techniques.
I can use facts already known to analyse work and suggest what the artist is communicating.
I can use facts and feelings to suggest alternative meanings.
I can critically judge artwork through informed opinions.
M4: appreciates the relationships between the formal elements
(Critical thinking and understanding)
I can identify the formal elements.
I can describe the formal elements.
I can explain how the formal elements have been used/applied.
I can explain how the formal elements work together
I can justify decisions to use the formal elements amongst my own and others artwork.
I can evaluate the relationships between the formal elements.
M5: refines skills and techniques
I can respond to feedback to improve a specific skill/technique.
I can identify strengths and weaknesses of artwork.
I can explain how to improve the skill/technique identified.
I can apply knowledge of techniques, materials, processes and equipment to improve my artwork.
I can use my technical knowledge to experiment and take risks with materials, techniques, equipment and processes.
I can consistently review and suggest methods to ensure success.
M6: demonstrates their ability to use media, materials, techniques and processes.
Hesitant ability to use chosen media, material, techniques and processes.
Limited ability to use chosen media, material, techniques and processes.
Basic ability to use chosen media, material, techniques and processes.
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