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ART AND DESIGN

Key Stage 3

In art, craft and design, students explore visual, tactile and other sensory experiences to communicate ideas and meanings.  They work with traditional and new media, developing confidence, competence, imagination and creativity.  They learn to appreciate and value images and artefacts across times and cultures, and to understand the contexts in which they were made.  In art, craft and design, students reflect critically on their own and other people’s work, judging quality, value and meaning.  They learn to think and act as artists, craftspeople and designers, working creatively and intelligently.  They develop an appreciation of art, craft and design, and its role in the creative and cultural industries that enrich their lives.

Year 7: Programme of study

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Year 8: Programme of study

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Key Stage 4
Fine Art GCSE

The GCSE Edexcel fine art specification is presented as a means of developing a broad understanding of all aspects of fine art practice from painting, printmaking and mixed media to installation and digital media.  Emphasis is placed on individual research and independent investigation into the creative processes and procedures by which artwork is produced including: mind mapping and preparatory drawings; research into the work of other artists; reviewing and refining ideas; and producing accomplished final pieces.  Students present work in digital sketchbooks to record ideas and present their work as it progresses through the course and use physical sketchbooks and large portfolio to hold their practical work.  All work is presented to the external moderator.  Students are given the opportunity to display an exhibition of their larger pieces at the end of the one year course, in June.

Graphic Communication GCSE

The GCSE Edexcel graphic communication specification is delivered by the art and design department and is offered as a commercially orientated alternative to the fine art course.  Students are given the opportunity to respond to a variety of client-based briefs and encouraged to find solutions using a variety of media including drawing, collage, digital photography and desktop publishing.  Students will use industry standard software on this course including Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.

Graphic communication students use digital sketchbooks to record ideas and present work. They keep an A5 sketchbook for ideas and notation of developing software skills.   They display an exhibition of design solutions at the end of the one-year course in June.

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Textiles

The GCSE Edexcel textiles specification is delivered by the art and design department and provides a versatile practice that involves the creation, selection, manipulation and application of a range of materials and techniques. Students will explore and combine characteristics of materials to develop original outcomes using dyed and printed fabrics; and stitched and/or embellished textiles. Emphasis is placed on individual research and independent investigation into the creative processes and procedures by which artwork is produced including: mind mapping and preparatory drawings; research into the work of other artists; reviewing and refining ideas; and producing accomplished textile final pieces. Students present work in digital sketchbooks to record ideas and present their work as it progresses through the course and use physical sketchbooks and large portfolio to hold their practical work.  All work is presented to the external moderator.  Students are given the opportunity to display an exhibition of their larger pieces at the end of the one year course, in June.

Art & Design Core Knowledge

Year 7 Art & Design Key Words                              

Year 7 Art & Design Core Knowledge                                 

Year 8 Art & Design Key Words                                 

Year 8 Art & Design Core Knowledge

GCSE Fine Art Key Words

GCSE Fine Art Core Knowledge

GCSE Graphic Communications Key Words

GCSE Graphic Communications Core Knowledge

Textiles Key stage 3 key words

Textiles Key stage 4 key words