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Art

The Art Department is dedicated to the creation and appreciation of art as a central and formative education experience. We aim to provide students with the skills and inspiration, which will enable them to explore and develop their ideas with confidence. The starting point for all the department’s work is the exploration of a particular theme, idea or issue. The work of other artists is studied in depth and closely related to practical work.

Art Department staff

Mr C Dunleavey – Head of Creative Arts
Mrs K Hulme – Assistant Headteacher
Miss L Pattinson

Curriculum and courses

Year 7

Half Term 1 Half Term 2 Half Term 3 Half Term 4 Half Term 5 Half Term 6
Year 7 ART content Visual Elements – Exploring line and tone Visual Elements – Exploring colour Everyday Objects – Observational drawing/still life Everyday Objects – Observational drawing/still life Artist Study – Michael Craig Martin
Assessments Baseline assessment

Any other information: In Year 7 students follow a wide and varied course, exploring the theme of Everyday Objects and gaining knowledge of the work of related artists. They develop skills in using a variety of materials and techniques, and in analysing and evaluating both their own and other artists’ work. Students have the opportunity to use a range of materials such as charcoal, pastels, acrylic paints and will learn basic principles of drawing and painting.

Year 8

Half Term 1 Half Term 2 Half Term 3 Half Term 4 Half Term 5 Half Term 6
Year 8 ART content Mexican Day of the Dead Mexican Day of the Dead Mexican Day of the Dead Superheroes Superheroes Superheroes
Assessments

Year 9

Half Term 1 Half Term 2 Half Term 3 Half Term 4 Half Term 5 Half Term 6
Year 9 ART content Portraiture Portraiture Portraiture Personal Project Personal Project Personal Project
Assessments

Any other information: In Year 9, students are taught on a rotation system and will study each discipline within the Creative Arts over a half termly basis. Students then opt to further study from Art, Music or Drama until the end of the year. This enables them to experience a GCSE project before selecting their options.

Year 10

Half Term 1 Half Term 2 Half Term 3 Half Term 4 Half Term 5 Half Term 6
Year 10 ART content Skills Skills Personal Project Personal Project Personal Project Exam 1 Project starts
Assessment Mock Exam

Year 11

Half Term 1 Half Term 2 Half Term 3 Half Term 4 Half Term 5 Half Term 6
Year 11 ART content Exam 1 Project Exam 1 Project Exam 2 Project Exam 2 Project Exam Leave
Assessment Mock Exam Exam

Any other information: At Key Stage 4 students follow the Fine Art course for GCSE. Skills are developed to a high standard in painting and drawing, as well as exploring printmaking and digital photo manipulation. Two units of coursework are produced, based on a common theme and developed in a personal and individual way.

Extra-Curricular

Art Club – Friday lunchtime
KS4 Art Booster Club – Wednesday 3.15 – 4.15pm

Websites

http://www.artsconnected.org/toolkit/index.html
http://www.studentartguide.com

How can I help my child?

Encouraging your child to attend extra – curricular activities regularly on offer at school.