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Art + Design

All pupils and students at Hagley Catholic High School follow a taught course of Art & Design. The Department is made up by two specialist teachers who are fully committed to the education of the pupils:

  • Mrs. N Stott - Subject Leader of Art & Design
  • Mrs. M O'Loughin - Teacher of Art & Design, Coordinator of School Voice

 

Year 7

Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term

Basic Drawing Skills:

Pupils are taught about Line, Tone, and Blending etc. through a range of activities.  Pupils are introduced to artists who have used these techniques in their work, e.g. Van Gogh.  Pupils are assessed on their ability to use tone.

Colour Theory:

Pupils are introduced to colour through a range of activities.  They learn about colour mixing and the colour wheel, and use a range of media.  They will then have the opportunity to put their knowledge of colour into practice.

Pupils are then assessed at the end of this Unit.

Abstraction:

Pupils study the work of Abstract artists such as Matisse, and produce research on the artists.  Pupils then use this research to develop their own abstract work using media such as collage and paint.

Skills Based:

Pupils will study a range of different skills linking to a range of different artists. Pupils will set success criteria and take part in a number of peer and self -assessment activities.

 

During the year, pupils will be assessed by…

Baseline Assessment at the start of Year 7 (This takes place in the first two lessons).
Pupils receive a tonal drawing and colour assessment at the end of unit 1.
Pupils will be assessed at the end of each unit; this is based on the four areas; Creativity, Investigating practical skills, Understanding art craft and design and evaluating and developing work.

At the end of the year, pupils will be assessed by…

At the end of Unit 3 pupils will receive an assessment based on the four areas; Creativity, Investigating practical skills, Understanding art craft and design and Evaluating and developing work.

 

Year 8

Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term

Still Life/Observation:

This Unit of work continues to develop pupil’s observational drawing skills.Pupils arrange objects looking at composition, sketching, shading, proportion, shape etc. Pupils have the opportunity to produce research into various still life artists, and produce a final piece based on their research and observations.

Pop Art:

Pupils have the opportunity to produce research into various Pop Artists. Pupils develop their observational, creative and colour skills. Pupils then develop a final piece based on this research.

Skills Based:

Pupils will study a range of different skills linking to a range of different artists. Pupils will set success criteria and take part in a number of peer and self -assessment activities.

 

During the year, pupils will be assessed by…

Pupils will be assessed at the end of each unit; this is based on the four areas; Creativity, Investigating practical skills, Understanding art craft and design and evaluating and developing work.

At the end of the year, pupils will be assessed by…

At the end of Unit 3 pupils will receive an assessment based on the four areas; Creativity, Investigating practical skills, Understanding art craft and design and Evaluating and developing work.

 

Year 9

Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term

Cultures:

Pupils produce research on work from another culture (e.g. Thai masks, African Masks, Aboriginal Art, Japanese Art). Based on this research, pupils produce a 3D or mixed media final piece.

Image and Text:

Pupils look at image and text from various sources. This could include CD’s, illustration, design work or looking at political issues and artists such as Barbara Kruger.

Skills Based:

Pupils will study a range of different skills linking to a range of different artists. Pupils will set success criteria and take part in a number of peer and self -assessment activities.

 

During the year, pupils will be assessed by…

Pupils will be assessed at the end of each unit; this is based on the four areas; Creativity, Investigating practical skills, Understanding art craft and design and evaluating and developing work.

At the end of the year, pupils will be assessed by…

At the end of Unit 3 pupils will receive an assessment based on the four areas; Creativity, Investigating practical skills, Understanding art craft and design and Evaluating and developing work.

 

  

Key Stage 4

Candidates are assessed on their ability to:

  • Develop their ideas through investigations informed by contextual and other sources demonstrating analytical and cultural understanding
  • Refine their ideas through experimenting and selecting appropriate resources, media, materials, techniques and processes
  • Record ideas, observations and insights relevant to their intentions in visual and/or other forms
  • Present a personal, informed and meaningful response demonstrating analytical and critical understanding, realising intentions and where appropriate, making connections between visual, written, oral or other elements.

 The nature of Art and Design means this GCSE has many varied options allowing for candidates to produce individual and creative work. Students may study either the Fine Art or Textiles option.

Fine Art Option

Students will produce work of a ‘Fine Art’ nature. This option enables students to work in a wide range of materials and techniques including: painting, sculpture, land art, installation, printmaking, drawing, ICT, photography, film, graphics, video or mixed media. Students who have a particular interest in photography will be given the option to study it as part of the Fine Art course, producing work using a range of photography and photo-manipulation techniques. These students should select ‘Fine Art’ from the Options list.

Textiles Option

This option gives students the opportunity to work with a wide range of materials and experiment with new techniques. These techniques include: batik; silk painting; stencil printing; bonding; embellishment and bead making. Students will also develop drawing skills, mixed media, photography and computer manipulation.

Coursework Requirements for Fine Art/Textiles (60%)

Candidates are required to submit 2 or 3 projects. A project consists of preparation work and a final piece/s. This will be a variety of sketchbook and sheet work, experiments, plans and research.

Exam Requirements for Fine Art/Textiles (40%)

 In the January of Year 11, candidates will be given an exam paper and will choose 1 of 7 questions as their starting point. They will then produce preparation work on their chosen theme until April and are then given 10 hours to produce a final piece.

Homework Expectations

 Regular homework is very important. Sometimes there may be a specific task set and other times the task will be individual to the student. Homework will be directly related to the Unit of Work being produced.

Examination Syllabus: AQA Art & Design: Fine Art or Textile Design.

 

Key Stage 5

How you Study

Students will learn techniques and develop existing skills both with the support of their teachers and independently. It will be important for students to use the Art facilities outside of timetabled lessons to develop work and ideas further. Throughout the A-level course, students will need to visit exhibitions and galleries to extend their knowledge of the work of others and develop ideas and inspiration. Students will also receive the opportunity to either work with practising artists or visit exhibitions organised by the department. Teachers will support students’ development of their work through group discussions and individual tutorials.

Department Strengths and Resources

Students will have the opportunity to be taught by Art and Design staff with a range of different Art specialisms. Art staff are available to assist students with their work both during and outside of lessons. Students are encouraged to use the Art facilities during lunchtime and after school sessions and during their free time.

Progression to University

A degree in any area of Art and Design is normally preceded by a one year Art and Design Foundation Course, where students have the opportunity to discover which area of Art and Design they would like to continue with. There are many different degree courses to choose from including: Fine Art, Multimedia, Fashion and Textiles, Theatre Set Design, Interior Design, Illustration, Graphic Design, Architecture, Animation, Jewellery, Photography, Film and many more.

Other Related Degree Courses

Multimedia, Fashion and Textiles, Interior Design, Graphic Design, Architecture, Animation, Jewellery, Photography, Film, Illustration, Theatre Design, and many more.

Combines Well With

Any other subject will combine well, as it either complements or gives diversity.

 GCSE Entrance Requirements

Grade C in any area of Art and Design.