Subject Overview Art and Design

The Art Department at Larches High School is passionate about art in all its forms. The department aims to ignite an enthusiasm for the subject and give a sense of achievement to all students. We hope to give an understanding of the important contribution art makes to society in general and to us as individuals. The teaching is designed to unleash the creativity in each child and challenge their perceptions of the world around them. Pupils will experience a wide variety of different types of art materials and techniques. Each year group will have opportunities to develop their work in a range of media and techniques.

Art Pathway in context of the National Curriculum

Key Stage 2 Key Stage 3 Key Stage 4
Pupils should be taught to develop their techniques, including their control and their use of materials, with creativity, experimentation and an increasing awareness of different kinds of art, craft and design.

Pupils should be taught:

·         to create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas.

·         to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials [for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay] .

·         about great artists, architects and designers in history.

Pupils should be taught to develop their creativity and ideas, and increase proficiency in their execution. They should develop a critical understanding of artists, architects and designers, expressing reasoned judgements that can inform their own work.

Pupils should be taught:

·         to use a range of techniques to record their observations in sketchbooks, journals and other media as a basis for exploring their ideas.

·         to use a range of techniques and media, including painting

·         to increase their proficiency in the handling of different materials .

·         to analyse and evaluate their own work, and that of others, in order to strengthen the visual impact or applications of their work.

·         about the history of art, craft, design and architecture, including periods, styles and major movements from ancient times up to the present day

Assessment objectives

Assessment objectives (AOs) are set by Ofqual and are the same across all GCSE Art and Design specifications and all exam boards.

The exams and non-exam assessment will measure how students have achieved the following assessment objectives.

 

·         AO1 Develop ideas through investigations, demonstrating critical understanding of sources.

 

·         AO2: Refine work by exploring ideas, selecting and experimenting with appropriate media, materials, techniques and processes.

 

·         AO3: Record ideas, observations and insights relevant to intentions as work progresses.

 

·         AO4: Present a personal and meaningful response that realises intentions and demonstrates understanding of visual language.

 

 

 

 

How Learning will take place / pedagogy:  – demonstration/independently/in pairs

All projects will be developed to suit each individual’s skills and students will be guided in their selection of topics, media use and scale of project according to creative ability. A continual dialogue between teacher and pupils ensures that students are constantly being supported and guided to learn through research, development, experimentation and self-expression. Staff demonstrations, visiting artists and independent learning will support the progress of students.

KS3 Autumn Term 1 Autumn Term 2 Spring Term 3 Spring Term 4 Summer Term 5 Summer Term 6
Year 7/nurture Pop Art- shoes

Seasonal crafts -Halloween

Animals – mark making.

Seasonal crafts – Christmas.

Graffitti Art –Tags and lettering

 

Landscapes – Looking at colour-Hundertwasser  Portraiture – Drawing Features Monsters – Ceramics
Year 8 Pop Art – lettering Seasonal crafts -Halloween

 

Animals – drawing

Seasonal crafts – Christmas

Graffitti art- stencilling

 

Natural forms -Ceramics

 

 Portraiture – Urban Portraits / drawing and painting Out of Africa – Masks
Year 9 Pop Art –sculpture

Seasonal crafts -Halloween

 

Animals – painting animal eyes

Seasonal crafts – Christmas

Graphics project – Logos and Branding. Landscapes – painting Sea and Shore -Ceramics Out of Africa – pattern, design, fabrics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How Learning will be assessed: –   Students’ achievement is continually assessed and students are given regular verbal and written feedback to support further improvement. Students are involved in evaluating their own and each other’s achievement and in setting targets for their own development. Progress Reports will advise parents and students on the progress that the child is making.

We will use ;_Marking * Listening *  Observation *Testing *Highlight learned objectives * Discussion * Question and Answer * Display work *Feedback from class teachers  * Pupil feedback *  Half termly RAG assessment and review

 

KS4 Art and Design

All students follow the AQA Art and Design GCSE syllabus. The programme of study is designed to broaden minds, foster imagination and independent learning. Students will explore and experiment with ideas, processes and materials. All students will have the opportunity to study an option of an unendorsed art qualification covering a wide variety of media or they may wish to specialise in a discipline such as fine art, ceramics, textiles, graphic communication or photography.  Students are encouraged to complete homework on a weekly basis in KS4.

Aims and learning outcomes

  • actively engage in the creative process of art and design in order to develop as effective and independent learners, and as critical and reflective thinkers with enquiring minds
  • develop creative, imaginative and intuitive capabilities when exploring and making images, artefacts and products
  • become confident in taking risks and learn from experience when exploring and experimenting with ideas, processes, media, materials and techniques
  • develop critical understanding through investigative, analytical, experimental, practical, technical and expressive skills
  • develop and refine ideas and proposals, personal outcomes or solutions with increasing independence
  • acquire and develop technical skills through working with a broad range of media, materials, techniques, processes and technologies with purpose and intent
  • develop knowledge and understanding of art and design in historical and contemporary contexts, societies and cultures
  • develop an awareness of the different roles and individual work practices evident in the production of art and design in the creative and cultural industries
  • develop an awareness of the purposes, intentions and functions of art and design in a variety of contexts and as appropriate to students’ own work
  • demonstrate safe working practices in art and design.

 

How Learning will take place / pedagogy   –demonstration/independently/in pairs

The first three terms are mainly teacher led where students have the opportunity to explore new techniques whilst engaging with their theme and making a personal response when developing and refining ideas. All projects will be developed to suit each individual’s skills and students will be guided in their selection of topics, media use and scale of project according to creative ability. A continual dialogue between teacher and pupils ensures that students are constantly being supported and guided to learn through research, development, experimentation and self-expression. Learning will take place through the supported development of skills linking to the 4 assessment objectives. Students will have the opportunity to develop their own expressive artwork through the selection of a personal project in terms 4&5. Students will adapt and refine their work through discussions with teaching staff.

Staff demonstrations, visiting artists and independent learning will support the progress of students.

 

 

How Learning will be assessed:-   Students’ achievement is continually assessed and students are given regular verbal and written feedback to support further improvement. Students are involved in evaluating their own and each other’s achievement and in setting targets for their own development. Progress Reports will advise parents and students on the progress that the child is making.

 

 

Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Year 10 Bugs, beetles and insects                Exploring the theme of Insects through independent research to develop our skills and to present a personal outcome.

Pupils are taught:-

 

·         Point.

·         Line.

·         Shape

·         Colour

·         Printing-lino,

·         Collograph etc.

 

Bugs, beetles and insects continued.

Pupils are taught:-

·         Colour theory and mixing

·         Grid method of drawing; scaling up(maths curricular link)

·         Proportion/ratio (maths curricular link)

·         Observational drawing skills

 

Close ups

Refining ideas through development to produce a personal final outcome.

Pupils are taught how to:-

·         Develop skills/ techniques in a wide range of artistic media.

·         Develop the ability to discuss, reflect upon and refine work.

·         Focus on macro and forced perspective.

·         Observe and record from a range of objects and images

·         Begin to refine their work.

·         They will be able to represent their ideas in a 2D or 3D format.

·         Explore and respond to a variety of contextual images and produce creative and imaginative pieces that show skill and mastery.

 

Close ups cont…

Exploring mixed media in the form of paint, drawing, batik, oil pastels, charcoal, ink to produce an original outcome- skills workshops delivered as appropriate.

·         Exploring the Art of Artists and Designers.

·         Ability to use informed research to improve artistic outcomes.

·         Development of analysis and interpretation of artworks.

 

Own choice of GCSE question/ Independent enquiry

Pupils will be taught:-

How to create GCSE quality pieces in greater depth and format a GCSE project from start to outcome.

• A front cover reflecting their chosen theme and the quality of forthcoming work.

• A mind map investigating different ideas on their own theme

• A statement of intent – Discussing intentions and future plans as practice for the final GCSE statement.

• Collecting images relevant to their project from secondary sources to inform visual work.

• Recording observations of their theme through photography. There is the option to develop this to a greater extent for photographers.

• Creating a range of observation pieces in a variety of media.

Own project part 2

Pupils are taught how to:-

• Create pieces influenced by a chosen artists.

• Combine observations with artist influence to develop final outcomes through comprehensive processes.

• Create a final outcome/s of their own choice, with group or 1 to 1 teaching on relevant skills.

• Analyse their own work throughout the project in the form of annotation.

 

Pupils are taught:-

·         Sketchbook ‘journaling’ techniques.

·         Looking at meanings and words in art form.

·         Exploring the world of Art and becoming critically aware of the messages and meanings portrayed through works of Art.

 

Year 11 Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 3 Spring 4 Summer 5 Summer 6
Own project -Personal GCSE project selection.

 

Free choice from a selection of previous GCSE questions where students address the assessment objectives whilst developing clear and explicit connections between sources and their practical work. Pupils use their observations, findings and analysis to develop, experiment and realise their personal response. They build upon ideas, experimentation and techniques previously explored in other projects.

Skills workshops delivered according to specific pupil requirements.

 

Own project 2 completion

Focus on all four AO’s

•             Develop

•             Refine

•             Record

•             Present

External set task distributed-exam prep

·         Mock set if no EA set by exam board*

• A front cover reflecting the chosen exam theme and the quality of forthcoming work.

• A mind map investigating different ideas on the theme.

• A statement of intent – Discussing intentions and future plans as practice for the final GCSE statement.

• Collecting images relevant to their project from secondary sources to inform visual work.

• Recording observations of their theme through photography.

• Creating a range of observation pieces in a variety of media.

• Analysing and evaluating the work of others in written form.

Demonstrating through independent study and with teacher support.

• Sophisticated recording of ideas, observations and insights through extensive, coherent research and enquiry that is   highly relevant to personal intentions.

• Ideas are refined and explored through rigorous selection and purposeful, creative experimentation.

• Appropriate media, materials, techniques and processes are skilfully controlled and imaginatively exploited.

• Creation of pieces influenced by a chosen designer/ artists.

 

External task set• Combining observations with artist influence to develop outcomes through comprehensive processes.

• Creation of an outcome of their own choice in the 10hr exam.

• Analysis of their own work throughout in the form of annotation.

• Presentation of the project.

External task catch up and completion and revisiting portfolio.

In this final teaching term year 11 students are given the opportunity to improve and add to their portfolio. All examination work will have been completed.

Students should be independent learners mentored/ guided by teaching staff at this point.

Final completion date to be verified, all marks to be with examination board by 30th May.

 

Examinations start. Moderation of all classwork

Year 11 leave.

How Learning will take place / pedagogy  

demonstration/independently/in pairs

This year should be pupil led with support, advice and guidance from teachers to enable students to complete and realise their own personal intentions. Students have the opportunity to explore new techniques whilst engaging with their theme and making a personal response when developing and refining ideas. All projects will be developed to suit each individual’s skills and students will be guided in their selection of topics, media use and scale of project according to creative ability. A continual dialogue between teacher and pupils ensures that students are constantly being supported and guided to learn through research, development, experimentation and self-expression. Learning will take place through the supported development of skills linking to the 4 assessment objectives. Students will adapt and refine their work through discussions with teaching staff.

Staff demonstrations, visiting artists and independent learning will support the progress of students.

 

 

How Learning will be assessed:-  Students’ achievement is continually assessed and students are given regular verbal and written feedback to support further improvement. Students are involved in evaluating their own and each other’s achievement and in setting targets for their own development. Progress Reports will advise parents and students on the progress that the child is making.