Art & Photography

Curriculum Intent

In Art at Sunbury Manor School all students are supported to develop their artistic ability, they are encouraged to explore their creative flair, expressing their ideas using visual language and giving them skills that they can use in future careers.

All around us artists have had an input to our everyday lives, from the clothes we are wearing to the packaging we see in shops – all designed by artists. Even one of the UK’s top surgeons said that everyone should study Art as it gives you the fine motor skills need to perform such tasks.

At KS3 students are given the foundation skills focusing on the key elements of Art such as: line, tone, colour, shape, form, texture, pattern as well as compositional skills. They develop their understanding of artists work and are exposed to a range of different medias such as collage, paint and clay. They learn to share their ideas through both critical thinking and oral communication.

At KS4 these foundation skills are really put into practise, students select from either GCSE Fine Art or Photography and continue to refine their skills with a more sophisticated approach to using materials and processes. They develop their creativity, imagination and knowledge through sustained projects.

The students have access to lots of different medias including clay, access to computers and DSLR cameras as well as studio equipment at KS4. In our bright and airy spaces, we have a calm and supportive environment offering a broad and varied curriculum so that all students can achieve something that they are proud of.

At the heart of the subject is freedom for students to be open minded and creative in the way they approach their work. They are encouraged to produce written and visual pieces that highlight and challenge their abilities to problem solve and develop their ideas further; supporting the growth of a broader and rounded skillset.

Curriculum Overview

 

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

 

Y7

 

Formal Elements

Introduced to the formal elements in art and developing understanding of this

Pattern: Looking at the work of Kusama.

Colour: Look at Fauvism and using paint.

Formal Elements

Shape and Form: Looking at the work of Gormley and creating a clay piece.

Mark making: Looking at the work of Van Gogh and using pen.

Texture: Looking at sculptural work and creating paper sculptures to reflect texture.

Tone: Looking at the work of Leon Kossoff and using chalk and charcoal.

Drawing Skills

Focusing on creating observational drawings using the medias of pencil, pen and colour pencil

Pop Art

Understanding what pop art is. Looking at the work of Lichtenstein and detail and developing a pop art inspired trainer.

Bugs

Observational pencil drawings and developing continuous line drawing to inspire a wire sculpture.

Bugs

Developing wire sculptures using wool and tissue paper.

Creating Prints developed from observational drawings.

Mixed media piece using stitching and collage

 

Y8

 

Cityscapes

Collaged city

Looking at the work of Gilhooly and colour theory.

Cityscapes

One-point perspective drawing.

Develop designs using Gilhooly as an influence. And develop a larger piece.

Under the sea

Observational drawings using pen and pencil

Looking at the work of Wilson and creating a Zentangle piece in response.

Under the sea

Designing and making a clay tile looking at shape and pattern.

Oil pastel print.

Mixed Media Cakes

Experimenting with the medias of paint, pen, colour pencil, collage.

Mixed Media Cakes

Creating a large-scale mixed media piece using the techniques learnt previously.

 

Y9

 

Little and Large

Observational pencil drawings of toys, looking at the work of Morrison.

 

Introduced to enlarging to scale.

Little and Large

Experimenting with paint and using enlarging techniques to create a large-scale painting using a chosen colour group.

Hockney Joiners

Looking at Hockney’s joiners and the links to Cubism.

 

Creating own joiners and drawing from these.

 

Hockney Joiners

Working in groups to create own joiners and then developing a painting from these.

Cube Portraits

Looking at the work of Flack and self-representation.

 

Create a mixed media cube to represent themselves.

Art in the real world

Looking at various art industries such a make up artist, photographer, interior design and creating own pieces in response using various medias and techniques.

 

Y10

 

Art and Photography

Still Life:

Introduced to the course, developing understanding of analysis and composition as well various techniques and medias.

Art and Photography

Still Life:

Continue with developing understanding of techniques as well as presenting and evaluation skills.

Art and Photography

Completion of Still Life:

The project is now developed independently building on the skills they have learnt,

Art and Photography

Independent project

Students select a theme of their choice and develop this on their own with teacher support.

Art and Photography

Independent project

Students are developing their chosen theme on their own with teacher support.

Art and Photography

Independent project

Students are developing their chosen theme on their own with teacher support.

They complete the theme in five hours of focused time.

 

Y11

 

Art and Photography

Mock Exam

Students select a theme to work on for their mock exam. This is developed independently with teachers available for technical support to prepare students for the exam.

Art and Photography

Mock Exam

Students developing their mock exam theme independently with teachers available for technical support to prepare students for the exam.

They complete a five hour exam.

Art and Photography

Exam

Students select one of the seven questions issued by the exam board and work independently this.

Teachers are there to offer technical support.

 

Art and Photography

Exam

Working independently on their chosen exam question.

Teachers are there to offer technical support.

Art and Photography

Exam

Ten-hour exam completed. All work is submitted from year 10 and 11.

 

 

Key Stage 4 Specification

GCSE Art & Design (Fine Art)

 

Subject Leader:

Ms Cawte

Contact:

ncawte@sunburymanor.surrey.sch.uk

Exam Specification:

AQA 8202/C  8202/X

QN Code:

601/8088/2    JA2

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 independently on a theme each term as well as the inclusion of the internally controlled assessment.

Component 2: Externally Set Assignment 40% of mark- The themes are set by the exam board and you pick one of the questions to develop work covering all four assessment objectives. Students are given a preparatory period followed by a 10 hour exam over two days in the art room

Assessment

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: Critical understanding, use of media techniques and processes, observational work and a personal response.

The work is internally assessed and then moderated by the exam board in June.

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 and making sure portfolio work is kept up to date.

How will it help me in the future?

On completion of your GCSE Art and Design course, you could progress to further education. Courses at level 3 include:

  •  BTEC in Art and Design
  •  A Level Art and Design

As well as other Art and Design courses such as graphic design, 3D design, fashion & textile, hair and make-up, photography, architecture, interior design.

If you choose to look for a work placement, you will have a portfolio of work that will evidence your ability to pursue a two-year GCSE course in art and design, covering different assignments and producing a range of work.

How will this course build on what I have studied in Year 9?

  • You are expected to have experience of using art materials and processes, together with some knowledge of contemporary and historical art and design.
  • More importantly, you should have a commitment to, and love, of the subject and feel motivated to develop your visual skills and express your ideas in working through projects and assignments.

What skills will I develop?

  • You will have the opportunity to experiment with different media in order to explore your strengths and preferences and may choose to work in several areas.
  • Whatever you choose, the main aim of the course is to develop your visual language skills and for you to build a comprehensive portfolio of work to progress to further courses or employment.

 

Key Stage 4 Specification

GCSE Art & Design (Photography)

 

Subject Leader:

Miss Cawte

Contact:

ncawte@sunburymanor.surrey.sch.uk

Exam Specification:

8206/C  
8206/X

QN Code:

601/8088/2    KJ1

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 independently on a theme each term as well as the inclusion of the internally controlled assessment.

Component 2: Externally Set Assignment 40% of mark- The themes are set by the exam board and you pick one of the questions to develop work covering all four assessment objectives. Students are given a preparatory period followed by a 10 hour exam over two days in the art room.

Assessment

Both components are assessed using four Assessment Objectives (AO’s). The AO’s are marked out of 96.

These four areas are: Critical understanding, use of media techniques and processes, observational work and a personal response.

The work is internally assessed and then moderated by the exam board in June

What type of activities take place in lessons?

Technical understanding of camera equipment and processes, understanding the formal elements of visual language through light based media, exploring a range of genres of photography such as portraiture, documentary, still life & image manipulation

What type of homework tasks will be set?

Internet research to study an artist, taking photographs, Drawing and planning photo shoots and making sure portfolio work is kept up to date.

How will it help me in the future?

On completion of your GCSE Art and Design course, you could progress to further education. Courses at level 3 include:

  •  BTEC in Art and Design
  •  BTEC in Photography
  •  A’ Level Photography

As well as many other Art and Design based courses. If you choose to look for a work placement, you will have a portfolio of work that will evidence your ability to pursue a two-year GCSE course in art and design, covering different assignments and producing a range of work.

How will this course build on what I have studied in Year 9?

You are expected to have experience of using art materials and processes, together with some knowledge of contemporary and historical art and design. More importantly, you should have a commitment to, and love, of the subject and feel motivated to develop your visual skills and express your ideas in working through projects and assignments.

What skills will I develop?

You will have the opportunity to experiment with different techniques and processes in order to explore your strengths and preferences and may choose to work in several areas. Whatever you choose, the main aim of the course is to develop your visual language skills and for you to build a comprehensive portfolio of work to progress to further courses or employment.