Head of Faculty
Ignite a lifelong passion for art
Appreciate the visual world we live in and that creativity is a transferable tool
Embody some of the highest forms of human creativity
Understanding the application of formal elements
Being observant developing observational drawing skills
Exploration of media and techniques
Think critically and develop an understanding of art and design
How artists and designers reflect and shape our culture
Development of own ideas in response to artists and movements
Evaluate and analyse work of art using the language of art, craft and design
Final outcome – personal creative response
What is art?
How is art relevant in today’s society?
How can other artists influence and inspire our artwork?
Why is creativity so important?
How is art used as a means of expression?
How do we determine what is right and wrong in art?
Formal elements (observational drawing, understanding the building blocks of art, main artist influence Patrick Caulfield)
Surrealism and dreams (creativity, imagination, exploring media and development of ideas, main artist influences Rene Magritte and Salvador Dali)
Pop art (Understanding how art movements fit into society and how we can make it relevant today. Main artist influences Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol)
Paul Klee and colour (observational drawing, colour theory, artist influence Paul Klee, development towards an idea and personal outcome.)
Natural forms (observational drawing, exploring media, artist influences, environmental issues, development towards an idea and personal outcome.)
Year 9 EDEXCEL GCSE
Portraiture (observational drawing, media experiments, gallery visit, artist influences, critical analysis of an artist and their work, development and personal outcome)
(observational drawing, media experiments, artist influences, critical analysis of an artist and their work, development and personal outcome)
Year 10 EDEXCEL GCSE
Identity (observational drawing, deeper underpinning of self-reflection, media experiments, artist influences, development and personal outcome)
Natural forms (observational drawing, media experiments, artist influences, mock exam, development and personal outcome)
Year 11 EDEXCEL GCSE
12 week project proposal: Extension of an existing project (independent learning developed)
Edexcel exam unit launched January – Gallery visit
Year 12 EDEXCEL A-LEVEL
6 - 8 week workshops building skills and techniques: drawing, photography, printing, painting, sculpture
May - own independent coursework theme chosen.
Year 13 EDEXCEL A-LEVEL
Personal coursework theme
Edexcel exam unit launched February