Welcome to the Art Department

Introduction

Art at St Peter’s is an exciting, practical and inspiring subject.  Our aim is to provide all pupils with a rich and varied Art experience which both engages and challenges.

Pupils learn to work individually and collaboratively developing their technical, analytical and critical understanding in a stimulating environment where creativity, imagination and invention are nurtured and celebrated.


Key Stage 3

The course consists of three projects per year, each lasting one whole term, in Years 7 and 8, and two more sustained projects in Year 9.

 

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 7

IDENTITY

ATLANTIS

TOWERS

Year 8

MASKS

LAYERS

JOURNEYS

Year 9

GOOD FOOD, BAD FOOD

UNSEEN WORLD

 

LESSONS PER WEEK

Year 7
2 x 50 MINUTES

Year 8
1 x 50 MINUTE

Year 9
1 x 50 MINUTE

 

The theme of each project is explored in the developmental stage through a variety of techniques, processes and media and usually results in the realization of a final outcome or outcomes. Pupils work in sketchbooks using first hand observations, experiences and their imagination to create meaningful work which expresses their ideas and feelings in a creative and imaginative way. Each project is underpinned with a strong critical and contextual element which requires pupils to analyse the work of other artists, using this research to further their own ideas and work. Projects are assessed holistically at the end of each term.


Key Stage 4

We offer both GCSE Art, Craft and Design and GCSE Photography courses.

Both are split into two components; the ‘Portfolio’ and the ‘Externally Set Task / Assignment’.

The ‘Portfolio’ (or coursework) is worth 60% of the final grade and is made up of two in depth practical projects which span Year 10 and the autumn term of Year 11.  Throughout this time a substantial body of practical work will be produced.

The ‘Externally Set Assignment / Task’ (exam) is worth 40% of the final grade and begins in January of Year 11.  Pupils are expected to select and respond to a starting point provided by AQA.  There will be a period of preparation time to investigate, research and fully explore the chosen theme.   This is then followed by 10 hours of supervised exam time, in which they will produce a final outcome.

Both preparation work and pieces produced in the supervised time will be assessed as the ‘Externally Set Assignment / Task’.

For further information on the GCSE courses please visit www.aqa.org.uk

 

Curriculum Map

ART

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 10

ENVIRONMENT

ISSUES

Year 11

ISSUES - MOCK EXAM

EXTERNALLY SET ASSIGNMENT (EXAM)

 

PHOTOGRAPHY

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 10

ENVIRONMENT

IDENTITY

Year 11

IDENTITY - MOCK EXAM

EXTERNALLY SET ASSIGNMENT (EXAM)

 

Assessment map

ART

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 10

Sketchbook Work

Large Scale Mixed Media Piece

Sketchbook Work

Large Scale Outcome Woodland

Sketchbook Work

Large Scale Outcome Sea

Sketchbook Work

Sketchbook Work

Sketchbook Work

Painting/Pastel/Mixed Media

Year 11

Sketchbook Work

Sculpture Piece

Mock Exam

Sketchbook Work

Sculpture Piece

 

 

Externally Set Assignment

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 10

Environment - Photoshoots

Photo Manipulation

Research

Final Outcome

Identity - Photoshoots

Photo Manipulation

Research

Final Outcome

Year 11

Identity - Photoshoot

Photo Manipulation

Final Outcome

MOCK EXAM

 

 

Externally Set Assignment

 

               

Pupils follow the AQA Art, Craft and Design (8201) or Photography (8206) course - www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/art-and-design/gcse/art-and-design-8201-8206