Art

Art

It is the intention of the art department to encourage every child to develop self-expression and creativity. The arts should be used as tools to build a child’s confidence and help find that sense of individual identity; where creativity helps develop their critical thinking whilst helping them interpret the world around them.

Drawing is the central element that runs through all project work. Risk taking, independence, experimentation, ‘happy accidents’, should be actively encouraged to allow each child to make their own journey of discovery; constantly building upon their previous knowledge and skills. It is also important to remember that the centre of doing art is in one self.

Overview

Year

Term

Topic(s)

Year 7

Autumn

Identity – Self-portrait

Spring

Change – Changes in nature

Summer

Colour – End of year exam

Year 8

Autumn

Movement – Metamorphosis and Surrealism

Spring

Leadership- Pop art

Summer

Problem Solving – End of year exam on the theme of “event”

Year 9

Autumn

Unit 1: Identity – an introduction to GCSE art

Spring

Unit 2: Image and Identity

Summer

Unit 2: Myself

Year 10

Autumn

Unit 2: Painting

Spring

Unit 3: Mixed Media Outcomes

Summer

Unit 3: Fragments

Year 11

Autumn

Unit 3: Fragments

Spring

Externally Set Assignment (TEA)

Summer

Externally Set Assignment and completion of Personal Portfolio all units

GCSE course – Art and Design: Fine Art Edexcel (1FA0)