The Art department aims to develop a curriculum which:
- Allows students to develop skills in a broad range of materials and techniques, develop confidence and express themselves creatively.
- Provides students with the opportunity to become independent problem solvers, with the confidence to attempt anything new.
- Introduces students to a wide range of cultures and viewpoints, opening their eyes to a different way of seeing things.
|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|
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.
Students will be introduced to a project called Organic/Mechanic. This will introduce the GCSE course and will help students understand the assessment objectives and what is expected in a GCSE coursework project. Students will be introduced to new materials and learn new techniques whilst also having the opportunity to improve on existing ones. They will also produce a sketchbook which will include looking at the work of other artists and experimenting with presentation. Students will have the opportunity to develop their own ideas when designing a final outcome for the Year 10 mock exam.
Exam Board: AQA
Specification: Art, Craft and Design
Externally Set Assignment: 40%
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.