Art & Design

Year-7

Statement of Intent

Art & Design offer unique opportunities for students to reveal their potential, express their ideas, develop their imaginations, investigate a wide range of images and products and develop their problem-solving skills.  Students working in the subject areas will develop knowledge about themselves, others, culture and society and will develop a visual literacy which will enable them to respond using a range of processes, techniques and materials.

Implementation- Curriculum map

Year

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Year 7

    

Key Skills

Plants

    

Cells

 

 

Year 8

 

Art History

    

Insects

    

 

Sweets and Cakes

    

Year 9  6 month taster.

 

 

A mini project based around one theme where students get to explore all three areas of Art and Design:
Art, Craft and Design
Textile Design
Graphic communication

All four assessment objectives are covered during this six-month taster so that students are fully aware of what a GCSE project entails.

    

Year 10 Art and Design all specialisms.

    

Coursework unit on the theme of ‘collections’
Working on assessment objective one.

    

 

Coursework unit on the theme of ‘collections’
Working on assessment objective two.

    

Coursework unit on the theme of ‘collections’
Working on assessment objective three.

    

Year 11 Art and Design all specialisms.

Coursework unit on the theme of ‘collections’
Working on assessment objective four.

    

Externally set exam unit.

Externally set exam unit.

 Year 12 Art and Design all specialisms.

Mini project around the theme of ‘structures’

 

    

 

Mini project around the theme of ‘structures’

Personal investigation.- Assessment objective one and two.

    

Personal investigation.- Assessment objective two and three.

 

Year 13 Art and Design all specialisms.

Personal investigation. - Assessment objective three and four.

    

Personal investigation. - Assessment objective four.

Externally set exam unit.

Externally set exam unit.

    

 

Impact

Students who take a GCSE Art and Design will study the OCR course. Those studying the
A level study the AQA course. By studying these courses;

Students will have:

  • the ability to carry out testing across a range of techniques
  • the ability to evaluate both their own and others work
  • the ability to justify their own opinions
     

By studying this subject students will:

  • develop their critical thinking skills
  • develop purposeful research skills
  • develop knowledge and understanding of art, craft and design in historical and contemporary contexts, societies and cultures
  • develop presentation skills
  • become confident in taking risks
  • build on the ability to formulate original ideas
  • improve numeracy and literacy skills
  • develop computer aided design skills
  • improve self-management

 

Career Implications

Studying this subject may lead to a wide variety of career paths for example; Art gallery curator, Art therapist, Art teacher, Illustrator, Textile designer, Conservator, Architecture, Fashion buying and Set design.

Head of Department

Arian Bedford