Head of Department: Mrs M. Dean
During the first year students will develop a critical understanding of artists, architects and designers to inform their own work. Students will be taught how to use a range of techniques to record their observations when creating self-portraits and researching marine life. Students will have the opportunity to use a range of techniques and media, including painting when researching the artist Hundertwasser and weaving when learning about colour. Students will analyse and evaluate their own work and the work of others to improve the visual impact and applications of their own art work.
In year 8 students will continue to develop a range of skills to support their development within the subject. Students will create drawings of their local landscapes, paintings of natural forms and animal drawings to be developed into 3D objects.
The year 9 scheme of work remains broad, giving students the opportunity to investigate and explore their intentions, with a number of practical outcomes. Students will learn about the formal elements and artists that link to the theme of Prayer. Skills will continue to developed as students are given the opportunity to explore a range of materials, processes and techniques to form purposeful investigations.
Year 10 and Year 11 students focus on three areas of study. Starting with patterns moving on to text in art. The third element is the external set exam towards the end of year 11. The exam covers a selection of outcomes that students can select from.
The AQA specification has been designed to allow students to develop knowledge and understanding during the course through a variety of learning experiences and approaches, including engagement with sources. This will allow them to develop the skills to explore, create and communicate their own ideas. Students will demonstrate these skills through the development, refinement, recording, realisation and presentation of their ideas through a portfolio and by responding to an externally set assignment.
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