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Here at Chilton the Art Department aims to give pupils a wide range of creative experiences and skills that will give them the confidence to grow as artists and young people. We strongly believe in Art as a vital part of the curriculum at KS3 to develop a range of lifelong learning skills that can be transferred into many subjects such as perseverance, risk taking, team work and reflection. Our KS3 is also designed to complement the GCSE course and will teach pupils all the fundamentals needed to succeed at the next level. We cover a range of techniques and disciplines such as painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, photography, research skills and print making – a truly diverse experience. Using these skills pupils will then explore thematic projects with a chance to create personal outcomes based on these themes. The subject continues to be popular as an option and we pride ourselves on the individual and personal experience each student gets.
KS3 is treated as training for GCSE Art and as such the students explore a wide range of topics and skills leading to personal outcomes. Each student keeps a sketchbook where they will explore ideas, analyse and evaluate and experiment with techniques. Over the course of the school year students will cover painting, drawing, printing, 3D and digital techniques as well as having opportunities to develop knowledge and understanding of Art History and key Art Movements
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Year 7 - Still Life - Food NOISE! - Music theme Bugs
Drawing/Painting Printing/Digital/illustration 3D/Clay/Junk Sculpture
Year 8 - Portraits - Identity Extreme Design - Surf/Skate Natural Form
Drawing/Painting Illustration/Digital/Photography Drawing/Clay/Sculpture
GCSE Art and Design
KS4 Examination Board: AQA
This is an exciting course that offers a broad range of skills from which students can develop and explore ideas. Students will need to be able to work independently in and out of lessons to improve artistic skills and to generate a strong coursework portfolio.
The course is 100% practical, including a 10 hour practical exam, this means students will be expected to put aside 1-2 hours a week outside of lessons to work on their projects at a minimum.
An enthusiasm and strong interest in the subject are essential along with the willingness to experiment and explore a wide range of techniques including drawing, printing, photography, painting, sculpture, textiles and digital manipulation. There is a strong emphasis on core skills and drawing forms a large and crucial part of the course.
The creative industries contribute massively to the UK economy and careers might include: advertising, architecture, stage design, graphic design, window display, photography, fashion and much more.
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Year 9 Drawing Painting Printing/Photography Sculpture Artist Research 1st Project
Year 10 1st Project 1st Project 2nd Project 2nd Project 2nd Project 2nd Project
Year 11 Coursework Improvement Exam Project Exam Project EXAM
What will I learn?
Everyone will experience the following media throughout the unendorsed course - Painting, Sculpture (ceramics, mod-roc and mixed media), Printmaking, Photography (digital) and various drawing media. Some students may also explore textiles, animation, video and illustration as they personalise their work.
The course also requires students to record, analyse and develop ideas and collate research in a sketchbook. They will learn how to research and create written analysis on artists, how to effectively show and explain their ideas as well as other lifelong learning skills such as risk taking, creative thinking, independence, reflection, planning ahead, self-management and many more.
How will I be assessed?
The course is divided into two units, Unit 1 is the portfolio unit and comprises of about 2 full length projects, Unit 2 is the ‘Exam’ unit but is completed in exactly the same way as Unit 1 other than a final outcome that is produced in a 10 hour practical exam. The projects we currently cover and the weightings of these units are as follows:
Unit 1 ‘Portfolio’ -60% of overall GCSE grade
Project 1: Portraits/Identity Project 2: Nature (also used as mock exam)
Unit 2 ‘Exam’ – 40% of overall GCSE grade
Externally set theme (students choose from 7 themes set by the exam board)
You will receive regular written and verbal feedback from your class teacher that will relate to the 4 Assessment Objectives. Each Assessment objective has equal weighting abd the AO’s cover; Development with Critical Studies, Development with Experimentation, Recording and Personal Response. Over ¾ of the marks come from the sketchbook and research in both Unit 1 and 2 and everything students produce from the start of year 9 goes towards their coursework and final grade.