Art & Design
Art & Design
Art & Design Curriculum
Art and Design is offered at KS3 level to students within the School and taught on a regular weekly basis. It is also taught at a higher level to students who wish to pursue the subject further to either OCR Entry Level Art and Design or Cambridge iGCSE Art and Design.
Art and Design offers students an empowering form of visual self-expression. Students are encouraged to develop their visual awareness of the world around them and are encouraged to express their ideas and opinions in the artwork they create. Teaching is provided on a regular basis by an Art Tutor and is based within the Art classroom on the ground floor. Lessons and teaching are delivered through; teacher explanation, gallery visits, research, online videos, developing drawings skills, experimentation with a range of media, class debate/discussion. The overall aim is to provide a stimulating, varied and empowering approach to the study.
Projects are a combination of student’s research, experimentation with a range of media and styles, analysing results, refining ideas and final artwork. Students are given regular weekly written feedback and are marked at the end of each project.
Topics are selected based around gallery visits, student’s interests and to support PHSE Citizenship topics including:
- Society and the Media
- Politics and Power
- Family and Home Life
- Community and Environment
- OCR Entry Level art and Design
- 60% coursework
- 40% Exam
- Cambridge iGCSE Art and Design;
- 50% coursework research project
- 50% EXAM (Exam Preparation is prepared in the class and constitutes 80%, with the practical Exam counting for 20% of the mark)
Art and Design Emma Coop (email@example.com