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Head of Faculty

Subject Leader

Vision

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

Disciplinary Concepts

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

Evaluation

Big Questions

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?

Curriculum Content

Year 7

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)

Year 8

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)

Natural forms

(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