CALL 01282 812 292

A- | A | A+

Art

Art

Art is an area of the curriculum which promotes critical thinking.  It allows you to develop your skills and respond to the world in your own way.

We use experimentation, and discovery to promote thinking skills and enable students to analyse their own work and the work of artists. The ability to look carefully at the world, to learn to use different processes and equipment is essential in a student’s Art education and in a world that increasingly relies on visual communication.

The aim is for pupils to become a self-motivated artist, capable of working to the highest standards. They will continually learn how to use a range of different mediums and develop an understanding of how art is viewed in society. As students will be making Art and Design decisions throughout their life.

Students going onto take the subject at GCSE level have been very successful and many have taken the subject further into College and University. In addition, Art is highly enjoyable and gives you the chance to develop a wide range of personal skills.

The Art Department is part of the Arts, Humanities and R.E. Faculty. The Art Department is made up of three members of staff:
Head of Faculty: Mrs H Whittle
Mrs L King
Miss C Knowles

Key Stage 3

During Key Stage 3 students will investigate the work of a variety of artists, art movements and different cultures; exploring the different ideas and elements that influenced their work.

Year 7

Pupils will learn how to use a variety of media and techniques and will complete projects on Colour theory and the Fauves, Chuck Close, the Cubists and Henri Rouseau.

Year 8

Pupils will work in a more independent way in preparation for KS4.

Their work will take the form of projects based around a number of Artists including: Hokusai, Van Gogh and the Pop Artists.

Year 9

Pupils will work in a more independent way in preparation for KS4.

Key Stage 3

Term 1 (Winter)

Term 2 (Spring)

Term 3 (Summer)

Year 7

  • Colour 
  • The Fauves
  • Chuck Close
  • The Cubists
  • Henri Rousseau
  • African masks

Year 8

  • Hokusai
  • Van Gogh
  • Pop Art
  • The Expressionists
Year 9
  • Food in Art
  • The Art of Architecture Buildings 
  • Recycled art

Assessment

In Key Stage 3 pupils are assessed for their ability to understand artists' work, develop ideas based on this, experiment with these ideas and develop their own final outcome. This is based on assessment linked to GCSE outcomes.

Key Stage 4

Fine Art (AQA)


Pupils work on a variety of projects to suit their individual skills starting the course with projects set by the teacher. To view the GCSE Art Booklet (step by step guide - how to achieve the best grade) click here

This year’s projects are:

Key Stage 4

Term 1 (Winter)

Term 2 (Spring)

Term 3 (Summer)

Year 10

  • Pop Art
  • Art and Emotion portraits
  • Mock Exam

Year 11

  • Identity or Personal project
  • GCSE Exam preparation
  • GCSE Exam

Assessment

In Key Stage 4 pupils are assessed on their ability to research artists, develop ideas, experiment with these ideas and develop their own final outcome,

 http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/art-and-design/gcse

Extra Curriculum Activities

The Art department runs a trip to London or Manchester to visit art galleries see Musical productions and exhibitions each year.

The art room is open after school each night until 4pm for pupils to catch up on work or pursue their own projects.