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Art

Art stimulates creativity and imagination. It provides visual, tactile and sensory experiences and a special way of understanding and responding to the world. It enables students to communicate what they see, feel and think through the use of colour, texture, form, pattern and different materials and processes.


Key Stage 3

TermYear 7Year 8Year 9
1Portraits – drawing and ceramicsNatural Forms – drawing and paintingMini GCSE Project ‘Food, Glorious Food’
Phase I: Research and developmental sketchbook work
2Marine Life – painting and drawingNatural Forms - ceramics
Pop Art Pets - drawing and painting
Mini GCSE Project ‘Food, Glorious Food’
Start Phase II: Large-scale work
3Marine Life – painting and printingPop Art Pets - drawing and paintingMini GCSE Project ‘Food, Glorious Food’
Phase II: Sculpture


Assessment Information

At KS3, assessment will be continuous as well as summative at the end of each project. In all cases work will be continually assessed throughout each year group, with formal assessment (self, peer and teacher) making full use of specified assessment criteria.


Key Stage 4

TermYear 10Year 11
1Interior/Exterior Phase I:
Drawing, painting and sketchbook work
Personal Portfolio Project
Recording, developing, experimenting and presenting personally driven themes in the book and to a large scale
2Interior/Exterior Phase II:
Developing ideas relating to oil painting, printing, ICT and relief work
Externally Set Examination Project
Recording, developing, experimenting and presenting personally driven themes in the book and to a large scale
3Personal Portfolio Project StartedFinal Examination and Exhibition

Assessment Information

Students will be assessed according to the EDEXCEL assessment objectives that require students to: AO1 Develop Ideas, AO2 Refine work and ideas, AO3 Record and AO4 Present. The personal portfolio is, in essence, coursework element and this equates to 60% of the overall grade. The ESA (externally set assignment) equates to 40% of the overall grade. Year 11 students will start their examination unit towards the end of January.

Throughout the two years, students will undertake continuous assessment tasks and well as focused formal assessments against the EDEXCEL assessment criteria.


Key Stage 5

TermYear 12Year 13
1AS Level - Project 1
A Level - Project 1
Component 1: Coursework Project - personal study (essay) and practical Work
(1500-3000 word written personal study plus art work/supportive drawing book studies)
2AS Level - Project 2 Examination Unit
A Level - Project 2
Component 2: Externally Set Examination
3AS Level - Project 2 Examination Unit
A Level - Project 2 and start essay
Final Examination and Exhibition

Assessment Information

AS Level:  Students will be assessed according to the EDEXCEL assessment objectives that require students to: AO1 Develop Ideas, AO2 Explore/Select, AO3 Record and AO4 Present. The coursework element of the course equates to 50% of the overall grade. The ESA (externally set assignment) equates to 50% of the overall grade and this is started in January of Year 12. Please note that sketchbook work and largescale exhibition work for each project is assessed holistically according to the assessment objectives.

A Level: Students will be assessed according to the EDEXCEL assessment objectives that require students to: AO1 Develop Ideas, AO2 Explore/Select, AO3 Record and AO4 Present. The coursework element of the course equates to 60% of the overall grade. The coursework unit includes a written essay and practical work (book and large scale work). This unit will continue on to the end of January of Year 13. The ESA (externally set assignment) equates to 40% of the overall grade and this is started in February of Year 13. Please note that sketchbook work and large scale exhibition work for each project is assessed holistically according to the assessment objectives.

Throughout both AS and A Level, students will undertake continuous assessment tasks and well as focused formal assessments against the EDEXCEL assessment criteria.


Useful Links

www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-modern

http://www.art21.org/

http://doodlemymind.com/

http://www.studentartguide.com/

https://www.guggenheim.org/

http://www.britishmuseum.org/

https://www.pinterest.com/ (art@desc)


Galleries

Year 11

Year 12

Year 13