Art, Craft & Design
The Subject Way
Firstly, to teach students the vital skills they need to achieve their full potential and gain the very best grades they can. Secondly, to teach students how each subject relates to the wider world, incorporating the life skills they will learn.
It is our belief that knowing how what you learn links to the wider world brings a subject to life and therefore improves overall understanding and engagement.
Why study Art, Craft & Design?
YOU WILL BUILD CREATIVE SKILLS THROUGH LEARNING AND DOING, DEVELOPING IMAGINATIVE AND INTUITIVE WAYS OF WORKING AND DEVELOP KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING OF MEDIA AND MATERIALS IN HISTORICAL AND CONTEMPORARY CONTEXTS.
You will develop upon the skills you have learnt during Year 7 and 8 and learn the techniques needed to make more highly refined work to help you achieve your full potential at GCSE.
What will I learn about?
- Painting and drawing
- Mixed media, including
- 3D Sculpture and Clay
- Printmaking – Lino, Intaglio, Mono, and Poly
- Contemporary and Historical artists, craftspeople and designers from different cultures and their contribution to continuity and change in society
- How to annotate and develop a working vocabulary and knowledge of specialist terms in Art Craft and
How will I be assessed?
(One project in Y10, one project in Y11)
- Unit 1 Portfolio of Work – Controlled Assessment (96 marks – 60%)
- Unit 2 Externally Set Task – Question papers issued from 1 January in Y11. 10 weeks of preparation time resulting in a 10 hours Exam spread over 2 days. You will respond to your own starting point (96 marks – 40%).
What happens in lessons?
- Teacher led workshops
- Critical studies
- Independent project work
- Working to individual targets and deadlines
What are some of the skills I will need?
- You should enjoy drawing and using a range of different materials to experiment
- You should have the drive and commitment to develop your art skills and technique
- You should be creative and enthusiastic
- You should have an interest in the meaning behind art work and enjoy looking at the work of artists, craftspeople and designers
- You must be dedicated to working on coursework outside of lesson You will be expected to do at least 2 hours of homework each week in between your lessons and encouraged to use the Art department after school. This is manageable if you enjoy Art.
- It helps if you have a good attendance record and good organisational skills – these are essential for any GCSE
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