Aims and Ethos
Art and Design develops students’ visual vocabulary by introducing them to the world and of art. We will discover art from other times and cultures to consider what and how artists are communicating with us. Students will use a wide range of materials to experiment and reflect on what is important to them, to create their own forms of expression and unique visual outcomes.
Our aim for Art at The Wren School is to enable all students to realise their own creativity. By experimenting with a range of media we hope to develop resilient students who are unafraid of trial and error for the sake of exploring new ideas. By planning lessons that focus on a wide range of art forms and movements we hope to encourage students to observe the world around them from different perspectives.
|This is Me
||This is Us
|Genius of the Past
|Inventions of the Future
|Power of Humans
|Power of the Earth
|Clashes of Culture
|Celebration of Culture
The Power of Technology
|The Power of my voice
|Students will be introduced to the Reflections Project, a project previously taught to a GCSE class. This will give the year group an insight into what makes a successful body of work at GCSE. Using the theme, students will be able to experiment with a number of different materials including oil pastels, watercolour and acrylic paints. They have the opportunity to produce more personalised final pieces that have been developed through a series of studies beforehand. Alongside the practical aspect, students will be taught about the life and work of Vincent Van Gogh, Picasso and Cubism, M C Escher and Magritte.
If students choose to take GCSE Art they will be assessed on their portfolio (60%) and practical exam (40%)
|GCSE Exam board information|
GSCE Art and Design
Component 1 – Portfolio 60% of GCSE
Component 2 – Externally Set Assignment 40% of GCSE
Preparatory period followed by 10 hours of supervised time.
Extra Curricular Activities
The art department runs a weekly art club after school once a week (3.40-4.30pm) for years 7, 8 & 9. Students have the opportunity to work on their own art pieces or small group projects. An extended learning club runs once a week during lunchtime to enable students to use the materials in the art department.