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.

Head of Department: Miss G Gaskell

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Key Stage 3

The course consists of two projects in Years 7 on the theme of "Identity" and "Atlantis".

In Year 8 and Year 9, projects on the themes of "Journeys" and "Good Food, Bad Food" are more sustained and explored throughout the year.

At KS3 pupils have one lesson every two weeks.

The theme of each project is explored in the developmental stage through a variety of techniques, processes and media and usually results in the realisation 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.


Key Stage 4

We offer both GCSE Fine Art and GCSE Photography courses.

This year both courses, for those in Year 11, are assessed purely on pupils Portfolio of Work. These consist of sustained practical projects which are developed over the two-year course. Pupils explore varied techniques and processes and develop technical skills in varied media. Sketchbooks evidence contextual research and understanding, and sources are used to help inform personal journeys.

Those studying in Year 10 will be assessed on both the "Portfolio" and an "Externally Set Assignment / Task".

The "Portfolio" 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.

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

FINE ART

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 10
21/22

"SPACES" Portfolio of Work

"IN THE NEWS" Portfolio of Work

Year 11
21/22

"IN THE NEWS" Portfolio of Work (100%)

 

PHOTOGRAPHY

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 10
21/22

"ENVIRONMENT" Portfolio of Work

"IDENTITY" Portfolio of Work

Year 11
21/22

"IDENTITY" Portfolio of Work

 

Assessment map

FINE ART

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 10
21/22

"SPACES"

Sketchbook Work – contextual research, experimentation of materials, techniques and processes, refinement of ideas

‘SPACES’

Sketchbook Work – contextual research, experimentation of materials, techniques and processes, refinement of ideas

Larger Scale outcomes on chosen theme

"SPACES"

Larger Scale outcomes on chosen theme

"IN THE NEWS"

Sketchbook Work Sketchbook Work – contextual research, experimentation of materials, techniques and processes, refinement of ideas

"IN THE NEWS"

Sketchbook Work – contextual research, experimentation of materials, techniques and processes, refinement of ideas

Larger Scale outcomes on chosen theme

"IN THE NEWS’"

Larger Scale outcomes on chosen theme

Year 11
21/22

"IN THE NEWS"

Sketchbook Work – contextual research, experimentation of materials, techniques and processes, refinement of ideas

"IN THE NEWS"

Sketchbook Work – contextual research, experimentation of materials, techniques and processes, refinement of ideas

Larger Scale outcomes on chosen theme

"IN THE NEWS"

Larger Scale outcomes on chosen theme

REFINING PORTFOLIO OF WORK

Selecting submission

Completion of ‘SPACES’ project and ‘IN THE NEWS’

Possible ‘additional’ mini project

 

REFINING PORTFOLIO OF WORK

Selecting submission

Completion of ‘SPACES’ project and ‘IN THE NEWS’

Possible ‘additional’ mini project

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 10
21/22

"Environment" –

Photoshoots

Photo Manipulation

Research

Final Outcome

"Identity" –

Photoshoots

Photo Manipulation

Research

Final Outcome

Year 11
21/22

"Identity" –

Photoshoot

Photo Manipulation

Final Outcome

Pupils follow the AQA Art, Craft and Design (8201) or Photography (8206) course

Updated: Dec 2021