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Stewards Academy

Science Specialist

Art and Design

Subject Intent

Through Art, we guide and nurture growth of developing minds by providing opportunities to explore, research, invent, investigate, express, dream, reflect and communicate in a stimulating environment that celebrates diversity.  We endeavour to develop critical thinking and interpret the world around us. Through the development of visual literacy and the art of conversation, students are prepared to analyse and interpret their visual world in many types of forms. We believe that it is through the Arts that we ask questions, ponder unsolved problems, take risks, and seek to understand experiences of past, present and future. 

Aims

The overarching aim for Art and Photography is to promote high standards of presentation, research and exploration by equipping pupils with a strong command of the spoken, written and visual word. The subject promotes their love of the world around us through widespread research and skill-based learning for enjoyment. The curriculum for Art and Photography aims to ensure that all pupils: 

  • Appreciation of different approaches to recording images, such as observation, analysis, expression and imagination. 

  • Understanding of the conventions of figurative/representational and abstract/non-representational imagery or genres. 

  • Appreciation of different ways and approaches of working. 

  • Understanding of pictorial space, composition, rhythm, scale and structure. 

  • Appreciation of colour, line, tone, texture, space, shape and form. 

  • The ability to respond to an issue, theme, concept or idea, or work to a brief or answer a need in Art/Photography. 

  • How ideas, feelings and meanings can be conveyed and interpreted in images and artefacts in the chosen area(s) of study. 

  • Investigate historical, contemporary developments and different styles and genres. 

  • Explore how images and artefacts relate to social, environmental, cultural and/or ethical contexts, and to the time and place in which they were created.  

KS3

Students are taught in mixed ability tutor groups and have two lessons a fortnight. They will explore the following units:

Year 7

Year 8

  • Mythical Creatures
  • Drawing from observation
  • An Introduction to Sculpture
  • Print making
  • The fundamentals of Clay work
  • Portraiture
  • Egyptian Art
  • The Art of Africa
  • Still Life
  • Cubism

Extended homework may include:

  • Researching artists, crafts people and Art themes
  • Drawing from still life
  • Practicing techniques learnt in class

KS4

Art Students follow the Edexcel Art & Design Drama specification and the Photography students follow the AQA specification.  Art students produce two distinctive units of work (one, painting and drawing and two, 3-Dimensional art) Photography students will complete 3 units of work throughout the three years.

ART- Coursework (60% weighting)

Produce two distinctive units of work which combine to produce their portfolio.

Work that will be produced should involve using painting & drawings, photography, Clay, Sculpture, collage and print making.

The coursework will be assessed using four assessment objectives; Investigation, Experimenting, Recording and a Final Outcome (all are of equal weighting).

ART- Exam (40% weighting)

A chosen theme and supporting material is given to students by the exam board. Pupils are encouraged to investigate appropriate sources, recording and experimenting using a number of mediums and then produce a final outcome (10 hour exam over a two day period) over a 8 to 10 week period.

Work that will be produced should involve using painting & drawings, photography, Clay, Sculpture, collage and print making.

 The exam will be assessed using four assessment objectives; Investigation, Experimenting, Recording and a Final Outcome (all are of equal weighting)