Art

Key Stage 3

At Key Stage 3 students learn a range of different techniques and processes through various projects which are designed to cover the four progress objectives which students are assessed by at key stage 3. These four areas are: making skills, generating ideas, knowledge and evaluating. These four areas link to the assessment objectives at key stage 4 so that students are given the skills they require if they are to continue with art at GCSE.

Year 7

In year 7 students are introduced to the formal elements in art and carry out various activities so that they develop a clear understanding of these foundation art skills. As they progress through the year they are also introduced to a variety of different art movements for example, Pop Art, Cubism and Surrealism where they analyse artists work and develop their own pieces in response. Students build up their experience of using a wide range of medias and various techniques that they may have not previously used. Students are encouraged to explore and experiment with their art to develop confidence in their ability and understand how they can achieve their full potential.

Year 8

In year 8 students are building on the key skills that they learnt in year 7 and developing their practical skills by applying these to a variety of projects over the course of the year such as; Architecture, Under the Sea and Inside out. Through carrying out these projects students look at the work of a variety of artists work and the techniques associated to then create their own pieces in response. Students are encouraged to be more independent with using what they have learnt to make their own decisions and evaluate their work as it progresses.

Year 9

In year 9 students are given four projects over the course of the year which are; Sweet Tooth, Story Land, Recycle and Close Up. These themes are designed in a way so that students can really build on all of the skills they have learnt in the previous two years and to give them the skills for more in depth analysis of artist work and use of techniques and processes to prepare them with the skills they will require if they are to continue with Art for GCSE.

Key Stage 4

GCSE Art and Design (Fine Art), 2016-18 (Year 10)

Course Title Art and Design (Fine Art)
Examination 
Board
AQA
Qualification GCSE
Specification 8202/C  8202/X
QN Code 601/8088/2    JA2
Link to 
Specification
http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resources/art-and-design/specifications/AQA-ART-GCSE-SP-2016-V1-0.PDF
Summary of course content The GCSE is made up of two components and students must complete both. Component 1: Portfolio 60% of mark- internally set and marked; assessed throughout. This is created by working on a theme from one sustained project as well as any other work completed each term the internally controlled assessments are also included. Component 2: Externally Set Assignment 40% of mark- The themes are set by the exam board and students pick one of the questions to develop work on covering all four assessment objectives. Students are given a preparatory period followed by a 10 hour exam over two days in the art rooms.
How will I be assessed? Both components are assessed using four Assessment Objectives (AO’s). Each of these four AO’s are marked out of 96. These four areas are: Develop ideas and critical understanding, the use of media, techniques and processes, record ideas and observations and a personal response. The work is internally assessed throughout the course and then moderated by the exam board in June.
What type of activities take place in lessons? Detailed painting and drawing work, mixed media, sculpture, printmaking and other various techniques and processes. Written analysis work is also a key element within the lessons.
What type of homework tasks will be set? Drawing from observation, artist research and analysis, taking own photographs, completion of tasks from the lesson and presentation of work
Useful links

aqa.org.uk

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/z6hs34j

How will this help students in the future? On completion of your GCSE Art and Design course, students could progress to further education. Courses at level 3 include:
  •  BTEC in Art and Design
  •  Specialist Diploma in Creative and Media
  •  A Level Art and Design
If they choose to look for a job, they will have a portfolio of work that will evidence their ability to pursue a two-year GCSE course in art and design, covering different assignments and producing a range of work. There may be opportunities to work, for example, in local design offices, graphic companies and retail, or any of the creative arts industry.
How will this course build on Key Stage 3?
  • The progress objectives used for assessment at Key Stage 3 link very closely to the GCSE assessment objectives so students are familiar to the areas which are assessed
  • Students have the experience of using art materials and processes, together with some knowledge of contemporary and historical art and design which can then be applied to the GCSE course.
  • Students should have a commitment to, and love of the subject already and feel motivated to develop their visual skills and express ideas through written and practical work as they work through projects.
What Skills will I develop?
  • Students experiment with different media in order to explore their strengths and preferences and may choose to work in several areas.
  • Students develop detail drawing skills and written work as well as communication skills.
  • Over the course students develop visual language skills and know how to build a comprehensive portfolio of work that can also be used to progress to further courses or employment.

 

GCSE Art and Design (Fine Art) 2016-17 (Year 11) LEGACY SYLLABUS 

Course Title Art and Design (Fine Art)
Examination
Board
AQA
Qualification GCSE
Specification 42021/42022
QN Code 5004562
Link to Specification http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/subjects/AQA-4200-W-SP-14.PDF
Summary of course content The GCSE is made up of two units. Unit 1: Portfolio of Work- internally set and marked; assessed throughout. This is created by working on a theme each term as well as the inclusion of the internally controlled assessments. Unit 2: Externally Set Task- The themes are set by the exam board and they pick one of the seven questions to develop, this is internally marked. This culminates in a 10 hour exam over two days in the art room and is moderated externally in June.
How will I be assessed? Both units are assessed using four Assessment Objectives (AO’s). Each of these four AO’s are marked out of 80. These four areas are: critical understanding, use of media techniques and processes, observational work and a personal response.
What type of activities take place in lessons? Painting and drawing, mixed media, sculpture, printmaking and other various techniques and processes
What type of homework tasks will be set? Drawing from observation, artist research, taking own photographs
Useful links aqa.org.uk  bbc.co.uk GCSE BITESIZE
How will this help students in the future? On completion of the GCSE Art and Design course, they could progress to further education. Courses at level 3 include:
  •  BTEC in Art and Design
  •  Specialist Diploma in Creative and Media
  •  A Level Art and Design
If they choose to look for a job, they will have a portfolio of work that will evidence their ability to pursue a two-year GCSE course in art and design, covering different assignments and producing a range of work. There may be opportunities to work, for example, in local design offices, graphic companies and retail, or they may choose to be self-employed.
How will this course build on Key Stage 3?
  • Students have the experience of using art materials and processes, together with some knowledge of contemporary and historical art and design.
  • They should have a commitment to, and love, of the subject and feel motivated to develop their visual skills and express their ideas in working through projects and assignments.
What Skills will
I develop?
  • They will have the opportunity to experiment with different media in order to explore their strengths and preferences and may choose to work in several areas.
  • The course is to enable students to develop their visual language skills and for them to build a comprehensive portfolio of work to progress to further courses or employment.