GCSE Art and Design is a traditional route for students to follow allowing progression to further study - level 3 and A Levels. Students use new and previously acquired skills to develop work which is personal to them.
They will collect resources by sketching, taking photographs or from the internet or books. They will develop ideas using a range of materials and techniques.
They will look at the work of other artists and craftsperson and relate the work to their own. They will develop ideas in a sketchbook and produce a final outcome - AO1, AO2, AO3 and AO4
Units studied and a brief description of their content
"Drawing for Different Purposes" - A project which focuses on developing drawing skills. Students use a range of materials and techniques and record primary and secondary source material
"Food" - Students will explore this theme, using a range of materials and techniques and produce an outcome which might be exhibited in our Annual Art Exhibition
"Continents" - Most students will get the opportunity to take part. Students will make a visit to a chosen venue, make sketches and take photos. They will then spend the next 4 days working up their studies using either clay or acrylic paints. Work is exhibited the following October in the academy at presentation evening.
Students will be formally assessed six times a year, including one written report.
The department gives verbal feedback on progress on a regular basis with clear directions on how to make progress. Homework is used to develop the skills and concepts covered in class and there will be six per year.