Art & Design (KS3)

Year 7 Outline:

Students have the opportunity to work in sketchbooks and also to produce larger pieces using a variety of different materials and techniques.

During Y7 students experience three projects based on the areas of Painting & Drawing, 3D and Mixed Media. Students are introduced to the foundation materials and techniques unique to each of these areas. Project themes include Buildings, Objects, Sea Life and Portraits. A variety of different artists inspire each theme.

 Year 8 Outline:

Students have the opportunity to work in sketchbooks and also to produce larger pieces using a variety of different materials and techniques.

During Y8 students develop their skills and knowledge gained in Y7. Again, three projects based on the areas of Painting & drawing, 3D and Mixed Media are studied, however more advanced skills and concepts are explored. Project themes include Lettering, Animals, Landscape, The Figure and a variety of different artists inspire each of these. Student will also experience a Graphics style brief as an extension of the Lettering project.

 Year 9 Outline:

Throughout the year students are given the opportunity to work through the GCSE Art assessment objectives based around the theme of Structures. Projects are based on a Painting Investigation and a Graphics Shoe brief during the first half of the year. The final third project based on Natural Forms will give students the opportunity to develop their own areas of interest in the specialisms of Drawing & Painting, 3D, Mixed Media or Graphics Students will look at artists, record from observation, experiment with materials and make a final outcome during all projects. It is intended that this course will give students a strong foundation if they decide to pursue the GCSE Art or Graphics course in Y10.

Assessment:

Students projects are assessed with comments and targets at a half way point and at the end of the project. Throughout the projects students have the opportunity for self and peer assessment and to visually respond to their feedback.