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Course Name : Art and Design

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Curriculum Content

Patterned gift cards –

This project is based on animal and cultural patterns from Africa and India. Students will be encouraged to explore combining existing patterns to create new designs. Skills taught will include collage using templates and print making.

Art historical research will focus on African and Indian patterns.

Murals-

Students will design and make class murals that depict animals and birds in their habitats.

Recording observations accurately will be a main focus of this project and the skills taught will include drawing and painting. Art historical work

will focus on Henri Rousseau.

Myself project -

Students will complete a project based on themselves.

The project runs over the whole year and encourages students to explore how their personalities and emotions can be portrayed using imagery and colour. Skills taught will include drawing, collage, photography and painting. Art historical work will focus on 3 main artists; Julian Opie, David Hockney and Pablo Picasso.

Environment project –

The project that the students will undertake over the course of the year will be based on The Environment.

During the project students will learn how to use digital cameras, how to mix colours using paint and how to create installation pieces using clay and natural objects. They will also be shown how to draw from primary and secondary resources in a range of media.

During the latter stages of the project students will be taught how meaning can be expressed within artwork and will create a collaged piece in relation to Derek Gores and stencil print in response to Banksy.

Art historical research will focus on artists who have based their work on the environment and will include Edward Weston and Andy Goldsworthy.

How Classes are Grouped

Students will stay in their review groups for the induction period and will then be put into mixed ability groups.
Students are grouped backed with Humanities.

Wherever possible we make sure that the groups are mixed ability.

Students are backed with Humanities.

Wherever possible we make sure that groups are mixed ability.

Assessment (including homework)

Each project will be fully assessed at the end of the project. However, there are four different assessment objectives;

Recording ideas and observations, Analysing and Evaluating imagery, Exploring and developing ideas and Presenting a personal response (final piece) and Levels for individual areas will be given throughout the year when the students have completed several pieces of work for that area.

These results will be shared with the students on a personal assessment sheet in their sketchbooks on which they can track their progress.

Interim reports and profiles will feature the student’s current, working at level.

Homework is marked regularly and a small target for improvement is set. Merit stickers are awarded for excellent effort or achievement, 3 Merits will be rewarded with a Praise slip.

For all years comments will be written next to the appropriate piece of work and where appropriate extension exercises will be set to help a student make progress.

Each project will be fully assessed at the end of the project. However, there are four different assessment objectives;

Recording ideas and observations, Analysing and Evaluating imagery, Exploring and developing ideas and Presenting a personal response (final piece) and Levels for individual areas will be given throughout the year when the students have completed several pieces of work for that area.

These results will be shared with the students on a personal assessment sheet in their sketchbooks on which they can track their progress.

Interim reports and profiles will feature the student’s current, working at level.

Homework is marked regularly and a small target for improvement is set. Merit stickers are awarded for excellent effort or achievement, 3 Merits will be rewarded with a Praise slip.

For all years comments will be written next to the appropriate piece of work and where appropriate extension exercises will be set to help a student make progress.

Each project will be fully assessed at the end of the project. However, there are four different assessment objectives;

Recording ideas and observations, Analysing and Evaluating imagery, Exploring and developing ideas and Presenting a personal response (final piece) and Levels for individual areas will be given throughout the year when the students have completed several pieces of work for that area.

These results will be shared with the students on a personal assessment sheet in their sketchbooks on which they can track their progress.

Interim reports and profiles will feature the student’s current, working at level.

Homework is marked regularly and a small target for improvement is set. Merit stickers are awarded for excellent effort or achievement, 3 Merits will be rewarded with a Praise slip.

For all years comments will be written next to the appropriate piece of work and where appropriate extension exercises will be set to help a student make progress.

How to Support Your Daughter

Encouraging your daughter to draw, photograph and collect relevant imagery as projects progress will help her to improve her observational skills. Being able to select information from the internet is also important and is something that may need reinforcing at home if you notice pages and pages of information being printed or copied as homework (students are generally only asked for a fact-file of bullet points or 1 – 2 paragraphs)

Encouraging your daughter to draw, photograph and collect relevant imagery as projects progress will help her to improve her observational skills. Being able to select information from the internet is also important and is something that may need reinforcing at home if you notice pages and pages of information being printed or copied as homework (students are generally only asked for a fact-file of bullet points or 1 – 2 paragraphs)

Encouraging your daughter to draw, photograph and collect relevant imagery as projects progress will help her to improve her observational skills. Being able to select information from the internet is also important and is something that may need reinforcing at home if you notice pages and pages of information being printed or copied as homework (students are generally only asked for a fact-file of bullet points or 1 – 2 paragraphs)