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Art & Design

 

The Art Department’s aim at Spring Hill High School is for students to gain confidence through practical involvement in two and three dimensional activities.

Students will use and experiment with a wide range of materials in order to demonstrate and interpret or explain an idea, concept, theme or subject. They will also display and show evidence of how to carry through a piece of artwork from conception to realisation by gathering research, drawing from observation and experimenting with ideas before concluding with a final piece of work.

 

KS3

We encourage self awareness and promote individual responses through the use of visual language and the development of creative skills and techniques. Students will develop a greater understanding of materials, tools, processes and art practices and practitioners at KS3 by working in line with the National Curriculum and towards achieving a Bronze Arts Award.

  • To achieve Bronze, a Level 1 award on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), young people take part in an arts activity they enjoy, go to an arts event, research their arts inspiration and share their skills with others.

 

KS4/KS5

GCSE Art is offered at KS4 - students need to complete a body of coursework (AQA exam board) which is 60% of their overall grade covering all the above as well as preparing for a 10 hour practical exam worth 40%.

  • A GCSE is taken over a two year period working on two units of coursework as well as the practical exam. Assessment is carried out using the examination guidelines on assessment criteria for GCSE Art and Design. Coursework and examination work is internally assessed and marked and is externally moderated by an examiner/ moderator.

 

Useful Websites in Art

Arts Award
http://www.artsaward.org.uk/site/?id=64

 

 

 

Art Curriculum Overview

Year 7

  Term   Subject content
  Autumn 1  
  • Introduction to art & design
  • Line, Tone and Pattern.

During this term students will focus on the elements ‘Line’, ‘Tone’ and ‘Pattern’ learning about the uses and applications of each element and then creating an independant final piece for each. Students will be be given the opportunity to improve their basic drawing skills.

  Autumn 2  
  • Elements of Art (Line & Space)

Learn about Line:

  • Create expressive line drawings to describe a variety of words -
  • Create line drawings using contour lines and cross contour lines
  • Use a variety of line drawing techniques to shade 3d objects including hatching, contour hatching and cross hatching
  • Use a variety of line drawing techniques to shade faces including hatching, contour hatching and cross hatching

Learn about Pattern:

  • Create a pattern that effectively uses repetition
  • Create an image that demonstrates mirror symmetry
  Spring 1  
  • Shape and form
  Spring 2  
  • Colour and Value
  Summer 1  
  • Elements of Art - still life

(composition)

  Summer 2  
  • Elements of Art - still life

(incorporate all the elements of Art)

 

Year 8 & 9

  Term   Subject content
  Autumn 1  
  • Ceremonies, Festivals and Celebrations

During this term students will be introduced to the new theme of “Ceremonies, Festivals & Celebrations” which will run for 2 terms. Students will be learning how to use materials such as Modroc and clay and using these to create artifacts themed around the Mexican festival “Día de los Muertos” or “Day of the Dead”.

  Autumn 2  
  • Ceremonies, Festivals and Celebrations

During this term students will be continuing with the theme of “Ceremonies, Festivals & Celebrations”. During this term students will learn about the traditions and beliefs of two different Native American tribes and focusing on the artifacts they created as part of ceremonies and religious celebrations.

  Spring 1  
  • Facial features

(drawing and painting)

  Spring 2  
  • Facial features

(drawing and painting)

  Summer 1  
  • Me, Myself & I

(Drawing)

  Summer 2  
  • Me, Myself & I

(mixed media)

 

 

Year 10-13

We are currently developing the Arts Award for students in Key stage 4 and 5.