Art

KS3
Pupils currently have one lesson a week of Art and Design in which they study a variety of different topics that will build upon their knowledge and understanding through a diverse range of investigating and making opportunities using a range materials, techniques and processes. Students will develop their research skills and will be introduced to different of Artists, Movements, Craftspeople , Designers and also from different cultures to give all students diverse Art and Design experience  to enhance their individual understanding and practical involvement in  the Visual Arts.
Within each KS3 year group students develop work focusing between 2/3 themes. Each theme will imbed observational drawing and research tasks within its content:


2017-18

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Year 7

Skills and techniques
Base line assessment
Observational Drawing
(formal elements)
Pattern and colour (inspired  by various culture inspiration)
3D clay skills
(inspired by their culture work)

Skills and  techniques
Colour mixing (Expressionism)
Painting skills
(Pop Art)
Dry and wet media techniques

Skills and techniques
Portraiture
(various portrait artists)

Architecture
(1 and 2 point perspective)

Year 8

Food
Observational studies
(various still life artists)
Drawing and painting using a range of  dry materials using new mix media techniques
Printmaking

         Cultures
Design brief based work focusing on students’ choice of culture.

Surroundings
Drawing and painting focusing on the environment around us
(various landscape artists)

Year 9

EVERYDAY OBJECTS
Drawing and painting
Printmaking
Photoshop

Everyday
Objects (Ctd)
Final outcome focussing on own choice of art movement

Identity
Students personal response to the theme
(research and planning)

         Identity
Final outcome in response to theme

Current work 2016/17
Art and Design
Year Seven : Skills and Techniques
In year 7 students learn new skills and knowledge to build upon their experience of Art and Design from KS2 by engaging in various activities using a range of techniques to develop their skills focusing on the formal elements. 
 

 

 

Year Eight:
Sea life
Students researched, observed and recorded insect imagery using a variety of media.  This progressed onto students researching a variety of cultures focusing on pattern.
The students are currently using their culture research to inspire their planning for their own 3D card construction sea life structure.
 

North West Coast Native American Art
Students gained knowledge and understanding about traditional and contemporary Native American Art culture.
They developed their research skills and chose a contemporary artist to inspire their own Native American piece of work based on their own choice of popular culture image.

Year Nine
Natural Forms
Students are introduced to GCSE assessment objectives using the AQA specification to gain understanding of content giving students the opportunity to crate work that would be suitable to submit in a GCSE portfolio. Students so have gathered and recorded research based on their own chosen area of natural forms. They are currently producing a observational study sheet based on their chosen them using their own choice of materials and techniques
Identity
Students continued to independently generate work using the GCSE assessment criteria based on the theme of their own identity. The project began with students mind mapping ideas based on their identity, they then proceeded to create mood boards to generate their own ideas together with their own artist inspiration to plan their final identity outcome.

 

KS4 Curriculum
Students who opt for Art and Design currently follow the AQA Art and Design syllabus which allows students the opportunity to explore a range of ideas from a variety of Art and Design starting points. Students compile a portfolio of work during the course worth 60% of their final and undertake a externally set task where students have to preparation time that culminates in a 10 hour piece. Both preparation and 10 hour final piece contribute to 40% of their final GCSE mark.
Students can also opt for Photography at KS4.The structure and weighting of the course components for the specialism is the same as the GCSE Art and Design course.

Art and Design

        Autumn

        Spring

         Summer

Year 10

       Collections
Drawing and  Painting
Photography
Photoshop

      Collections
Final Drawing and painting outcome

       Collections
Design brief based work

Year 11

Mock Externally set assessment
(Prep period and final 10 hour piece)

Externally set assessment
(prep period)

Externally set assessment
(final 10 hour piece)

 

Photography

        Autumn

        Spring

         Summer

Year 10

 Skills and techniques
Formal elements of photography
Architiecture

      Architecture ( ctd )

 

       Colour

Year 11

Mock Externally set assessment
(Prep period and final 10 hour piece)

Externally set assessment
(prep period)

Externally set assessment
(final 10 hour piece)

 

Extra-curricular
At Alder we offer Art club both at lunchtime and after school for all key stages. The
Extra-curricular sessions allow students to complete and refine classwork and independent learning tasks or develop their own themed based work.
Students also have the opportunity to create community art work within their own time too; Annual local well dressing event and a recent whole school mural in memory of the people who lost their lives in the Manchester bombing.
(time table below and examples of community art)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lunchtime

After school

Monday

KS3 and KS4 Art club B3 &B5
Mrs Haigh /Mrs Crawford

KS4 Art club :Open door policy  for GCSE Students; need to check on a weekly basis B3 or B5
Mrs Haigh or Mrs Crawford
Photography Club-B5- Mrs Crawford

Tuesday

KS3 and KS4 Art club-B5
Mrs Crawford

KS3 and KS4 Art club-B5 ,Mrs Crawford
KS4 Intervention –Mrs Haigh

Wednesday

KS3 and  KS4 Art club –B3 & B5
Mrs Haigh and Mrs Crawford

KS4 Art club :Intervention Open door policy  for GCSE Students; need to check on a weekly basis B3 or B5
Mrs Haigh or Mrs Crawford

Thursday

KS3 and KS4 Art club –B3 & B5
Mrs Haigh and Mrs Crawford

KS4 Art club :Intervention Open door policy  for GCSE Students; need to check on a weekly basis B3 or B5
Mrs Haigh or Mrs Crawford
Photography Club-B5- Mrs Crawford

Friday

 

KS3 and KS4 Art club-B3, Mrs Haigh
KS4 Intervention –Mrs Haigh

 

Lunchtime

After school

Monday

KS3 and KS4 Art club B3 &B5
Mrs Haigh /Mrs Crawford

KS4 Art club :Open door policy  for GCSE Students; need to check on a weekly basis B3 or B5
Mrs Haigh or Mrs Crawford
Photography Club-B5- Mrs Crawford

Tuesday

KS3 and KS4 Art club-B5
Mrs Crawford

KS3 and KS4 Art club-B5 ,Mrs Crawford
KS4 Intervention –Mrs Haigh

Wednesday

KS3 and  KS4 Art club –B3 & B5
Mrs Haigh and Mrs Crawford

KS4 Art club :Intervention Open door policy  for GCSE Students; need to check on a weekly basis B3 or B5
Mrs Haigh or Mrs Crawford

Thursday

KS3 and KS4 Art club –B3 & B5
Mrs Haigh and Mrs Crawford

KS4 Art club :Intervention Open door policy  for GCSE Students; need to check on a weekly basis B3 or B5
Mrs Haigh or Mrs Crawford
Photography Club-B5- Mrs Crawford

Friday

 

KS3 and KS4 Art club-B3, Mrs Haigh
KS4 Intervention –Mrs Haigh