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What Will I Learn?

Students are introduced to the formal elements of Art through line, tone, texture, colour and form.  All projects use key artists to inspire and inform.  Understanding the assessment objectives in Art underpin all lessons with drawing being a key skill.  Development of ideas through drawing from primary sources is integral to all projects studied.  Students are encouraged to articulate and record specialist terms to develop their understanding of the subject.


How Will I Be Assessed?

Students are assessed at strategic points throughout a project.  Assessment is directly linked to the assessment criteria in our units of work and students keep a record of this in their sketchbooks.  We also recognise the importance of verbal peer assessment and teacher feedback through art critique in lessons.

Homework is directly linked to projects and it forms a key part of the assessment process.  All project homework is available to access on SMHW.


What Different Types of Activities Will I Do Over Time to Help Me Learn?

Produce art work through the exploration of ideas and experiences to present an emerging personal response.   Demonstrate an ability to draw and paint as well as learning new skills and processes.  Evaluating your own and others artwork using the language of art.  Understand art and artists through contextual research and written communication.

 

How Will This Help Me to Progress to the Next Year or Key Stage?

By understanding the key skills and refining these as your work progresses.

What Will I Learn?

Students are introduced to more abstract and expressive Art through a variety of key artists, skills and processes in order to understand key concepts.  Students will have opportunities to use a wider range of media but painting and drawing is still a key skill and fundamental to all projects.  Students are expected to annotate classwork and homework using specialist terminology.


How Will I Be Assessed?

Students are assessed at strategic points throughout a project.  Assessment is directly linked to the assessment criteria in our units of work and students keep a record of this in their sketchbooks.  We also recognise the importance of verbal peer assessment and teacher feedback through art critique in lessons.  Homework is directly linked to projects and it forms a key part of the assessment process.  All project homework is available to access on SMHW.


What Different Types of Activities Will I Do Over Time to Help Me Learn?

Produce art work through the exploration of ideas and experiences to present a developing personal response.  Demonstrate improving accuracy in drawing and painting as well as learning new skills and processes.  Evaluate your own and others artwork using the language of art.  Understand art and artists through contextual research and written communication.


How Will This Help Me to Progress to the Next Year or Key Stage?

By understanding the key skills and refining these as your work progresses.  Students will be more confident in analysing and annotating their work as it progresses.

What Will I Learn?

Students are introduced to Art that inspires a more confident personal response.  Students are given opportunities to experiment with a wider range of media, further developing skills using more sophisticated techniques and to create work on a larger scale.  Students are also encouraged to develop a more independent approach to homework that demonstrates the visual and critical understanding of the project theme.  Students evaluate their Art work through written evaluations and annotations using more advanced specialist terminology.


How Will I Be Assessed?

Students are assessed at strategic points throughout a project.  Assessment is directly linked to the assessment criteria in our units of work and students keep a record of this in their sketchbooks.  We also recognise the importance of verbal peer assessment and teacher feedback through art critique in lessons.  Homework is directly linked to projects and it forms a key part of the assessment process.  All project homework is available to access on SMHW.


What Different Types of Activities Will I Do Over Time to Help Me Learn?

Produce art work through the exploration of ideas and experiences to present a personal response that realises your own intentions.  Demonstrate skill and accuracy in drawing and painting as well as learning and refining new skills and processes.  Evaluate your own and others artwork using the language of art.  Understand art and artists through contextual research and written communication.


How Will This Help Me to Progress to the Next Year or Key Stage?

Students are expected to have an independent approach to learning at KS4 by using all the skills and processes learnt throughout KS3.  Students will be competent in demonstrating the language of art through visual and written communication.   Although new skills are taught at KS4; the formal elements of KS3 are similar.

What Will I Learn?

Students study two or three themed units of work for Component 1: Personal Portfolio (60% of their final GCSE grade).  Students continue to develop their visual and conceptual understanding through the GCSE Fine Art disciplines of painting, drawing, printmaking and sculpture including ceramics and workshop based sessions as extra-curricular activities.  Students evaluate each unit of work through written evaluations and sketchbook annotations using advanced specialist terminology.  Students are given one to one tutorials to support their understanding of the assessment objectives at GCSE.


How Will I Be Assessed?

Students are assessed using the KS4 assessment matrix for Component 1: Personal Portfolio.  The four assessment objectives detail how practical work and written communication is assessed on the GCSE course.  All project homework is available to access on SMHW.


What Different Types of Activities Will I Do Over Time to Help Me Learn?

Students will:

  • Demonstrate critical understanding of artists through written communication
  • Refine work by exploring ideas, selecting and experimenting with appropriate media, materials, techniques and processes.
  • Record ideas, observations and insights relevant to intentions as work progresses.

Present a personal and meaningful response that realizes your intentions and demonstrates understanding of visual language


How Will This Help Me to Progress to the Next Year or Key Stage?

Students present a portfolio of Art work including drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics and developmental sketchbooks to submit as coursework in year 11.  Evidence of all 4 assessment objectives must be fully realised throughout Component 1: Personal Portfolio.

What Will I Learn?

Students finalise Component 1: Personal Portfolio and submit this as coursework at the end of term 1   The Externally Set Assignment (ESA) is a themed question set by the exam board and commences in January term 2.  Students undertake an independent preparatory period of study which allows them to communicate a meaningful and personal response using a range of skills and processes.  Students are also expected to reflect on this period of study in terms of its effectiveness as a realisation of their intentions.  Students visit a gallery to support their studies in term 2.


How Will I Be Assessed?

Students are assessed using the KS4 assessment matrix for Component 1: Personal Portfolio.  Assessment for Component 2: Externally Set Assignment is synoptic.  The four assessment objectives detail how practical work and written communication is assessed on the GCSE course.  All project homework is available to access on SMHW.


What Different Types of Activities Will I Do Over Time to Help Me Learn?

Students will:

  • Demonstrate critical understanding of artists through written communication
  • Refine work by exploring ideas, selecting and experimenting with appropriate media, materials, techniques and processes.
  • Record ideas, observations and insights relevant to intentions as work progresses.

Present a personal and meaningful response that realizes your intentions and demonstrates understanding of visual language.


How Will This Help Me to Progress to the Next Year or Key Stage?

Your portfolio of Art work that includes drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics and personalised sketchbooks is evidence of completing the GCSE course including the synoptic assessment (ESA).  The knowledge and skills demonstrated in your portfolio will support your application to study Art at A’ level and/or BTEC diploma.