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Teacher of Art: Mrs Baxter

 

"I want to provide an environment where students are able to experiment and explore ideas without fear of failure. Students should be able to express themselves and find the media that allows them to develop as an artist."

Departmental Aims

 

Expressing individuality, creatively...

Year 7 overview:

 

Students in Year 7 Art will explore the Visual Elements of line, tone, texture, colour, form, pattern and shape. They will incorporate these visual elements in a set of mini projects where students will develop techniques, processes and skills. The mini projects vary from year to year as it is important to keep projects current and relating to topics that are happening at that time. Students will also look at work from another culture, in the past topics have been based on Aboriginal Art, Maori Art and Japanese Art.

 

Students will be given the opportunity to develop these four areas in order to meet criteria on their flightpath. Assessment will be based on these four areas within Art & Design. Students will have opportunities to improve upon their work and to develop it further.

 

  • Research & Knowledge, Exploring & generating ideas (Homework based)

 

  • Make & Experiment, Skills of making (Classroom based and teacher assessed)

 

  • Record, Analysing Art, Craft and Design (Classroom based)

 

  • Review & Respond, Evaluating (Classroom based, chance for peer evaluation)

Year 8 overview:

 

Students in Year 8 Art continue to develop the Visual Elements of line, tone, texture, colour, form, pattern and shape. Students will demonstrate their knowledge of these visual elements through a range of projects and media experiments. The mini projects vary from year to year as it is important to keep projects current and relating to topics that are happening at that time. Students will also look at work from another culture, in the past topics have been based on Day of the Dead and African Art.

 

Students will be given the opportunity to develop these four areas in order to meet criteria on their flightpath. Assessment will be based on these four areas within Art & Design. Students will have opportunities to improve upon their work and to develop it further.

 

  • Research & Knowledge, Exploring & generating ideas (Homework based)

 

  • Make & Experiment, Skills of making (Classroom based and teacher assessed)

 

  • Record, Analysing Art, Craft and Design (Classroom based)

 

  • Review & Respond, Evaluating (Classroom based, chance for peer evaluation)

Year 9 overview:

 

Year 9 is used as a skills building year in preparation for students starting their coursework in Year 10. Students will experiment with a range of media and learn new techniques and processes. Year 9 is used to find media strengths that students will then continue to develop throughout Year 10 & 11. Students work on a range of projects and this varies from year to year. Past projects have included; Shoes, Graffiti, Day of the Dead, Alice in Wonderland, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The Circus.

 

Students will be assessed on four assessment objectives which will continue into Year 10 & 11.

 

  • Develop - researching

 

  • Exploreexperimenting & selecting

 

  • Recordannotating, observational drawing, primary source photographs

 

  • Presentpresentation of book and a personal final outcome

 

Extended learning projects at home are a key part to this year and students will need to spend time and effort working on these as they are assessed and included in working at grades. The extended learning projects continue to further cement the skills learned in lesson.

Year 10 overview:

 

In Year 10 students will continue to work on the four main assessment objectives in Art - develop, explore record and present. Students will produce a body of work that will lead to their personal investigation which is worth 60% of their overall GCSE grade. Students will begin with the same theme at the start of the year as this will be used as a mock GCSE project to make sure students gain an understanding of what is required.

 

Projects may vary. In the past students have looked at wide-range of topics, these include The Circus, Natural Forms, Food, Identity and Wings & Feathers.

 

Towards the end of Year 10 students will start their personal investigation. Students will choose from a range of themes to begin their research and development work.

Year 11 overview:

 

Year 11 is a continuation of their personal investigation. Students will be selective about their work and present evidence meeting the assessment objectives.

 

  • Develop - researching

 

  • Exploreexperimenting & selecting

 

  • Recordannotating, observational drawing, primary source photographs

 

  • Presentpresentation of book and a personal final outcome

 

By the end of the first two terms students will have developed their personal investigation leading to a personal final outcome relating to their topic.

 

The exam paper is released in January and students will have a choice from 5 different themes. Again students carry out the four assessment objectives which will then lead onto completing a personal final outcome in 10 hours.

 

 

Art Students' Work

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