Curriculum Overview Art and Design Department 2019-20

In Key Stage 3 Art and Design, students follow a two-year course. During Year 7 students gain a variety of skills and techniques using different media and a range of artists. In Year 8 students build on this knowledge and extend their understanding of artists. Critical thinking skills are developed using a broad range of artists and sources. This will help students to create art with a clear purpose and intention. The course encompasses the students’ SMSC needs and values their cultural and spiritual development. A trip to Walsall Art Gallery is embedded during Year 7 and provides the stimulus for a variety of activities.

In Year 9 students can specialise in Art Craft and Design, Fine Art, Textiles, Graphic Communications or 3D studies. In Art and Design, students learn a variety of skills and techniques using the artists and topics outlined below. Students learn how to use a sketchbook to demonstrate new processes and experiments for the projects. Assessment criteria outlined by the exam board are followed. A creative approach is encouraged so that students build the confidence to work in any media and improve their drawing skills. The course gives students a life skill that can be used in many subject areas and opens up a variety of career opportunities. During Year 10 coursework is built up in preparation for the 10-hour exam. This takes place in Year 11 and is completed over two days. A preparation period of about six weeks is given, to plan and complete a sketchbook. Research and experiments using different artists is compulsory.


Autumn term

Spring term

Summer term

Assessment



Year 7

Formal Elements

Mark making

Basic Shapes

Colour Theory

Tonal Skills

Monoprinting

Jungle masks collaboration project with MFL


Painting

Cultural Masks


Ceramics

Oxidising and Glazing

3D Paper Construction


Cultural Theme

Local Environment


Relief

Printmaking

Polystyrene print

Painting

Photography


Friedrich Hundertwasser

Baseline Test

Jungle Mask Coursework assessment


Cultural Mask grid assessment

3D mask/Evaluation

Coursework assessment

Painting/colour theory



Year 8

Self Portraits


Range of Artists

Pop Art

Garman/Ryan Collection

Cubism

Fauvism

Julian Opie

Day of The Dead


Painting

Quilling

Relief mask making

Papier mache

Modroc

Card relief

Islamic Tiles


Chalk pastels

Collage

Ceramics

Glazes and glass


Portrait coursework


Skull assessment


Day of the Dead assessment

Islamic tile grid drawing




Year 9

AQA GCSE ART AND DESIGN

Introduction to GCSE


MIXED MEDIA /Identity project

BHM  Windrush mini project



Skills and techniques


Variety of artists and media covered

Handmade paper

Intaglio prints

Ceramics

Bleaching

Pop Art


More independent work developing

On exam question style project

Acrylic experiments

Warhol

Rauschenberg

Lichtenstein

Oldenberg

Artist research page

Composition assessment

Finished project assessment

Grid drawing assessment




Year 10

SS

AQA GCSE ART AND DESIGN

Sealife 3D project    ½ year


Cultural ceramics

Experiments in different media

Trio to Sealife Centre/ Oxford Museum


Pop Art     1/2 year


Mixed media

Acrylic paint

Collage

Printmaking



Coursework assessment

Drawing assessment

Artist research sheet

Coursework assessment

Composition assessment

    





Year 10

HJ/CR

AQA GCSE ART AND DESIGN  

Natural Forms ½ year

Variety of artists

Bleaching

Drip glue

Collage

Ink washes


Elements  ½ year

Fire

Water

Air

Nature

Variety of media/differentiated


Coursework assessment

Drawing assessment

Artist research sheet

Coursework assessment

Composition assessment

    





Year 11

SS

AQA GCSE ART AND DESIGN

Pop Art

Develop sheets from assessment in Year 10

Composition ideas

Complete A3 sheets

Mock exam main piece 5hr

Evaluation

Sealife

Glazing main piece

Evaluation

Complete A3 sheets

Sketchbook completion

January

Exam paper given out start of January

Planning and prep work for the exam

10 hr exam completed before Easter

Evaluation and display mounting and set up.


Assessment of all coursework

Drawing sheet assessment

Mock exam


Final exam planning


Final grade cwk and exam mark





Year 11

CR

AQA GCSE ART AND DESIGN

Natural forms

Develop sheets from assessment in Year 10

Composition ideas

Complete A3 sheets

Mock exam main piece 5hr

Evaluation


Elements

main piece completion

Evaluation

Complete A3 sheets

Sketchbook completion


January

Exam paper given out start of January

Planning and prep work for the exam

10 hr exam completed before Easter

Evaluation and display mounting and set up.

Assessment of all coursework

Drawing sheet assessment

Mock exam


Final exam planning


Final grade cwk and exam mark