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Art and Design

KS3 Art Lesson

The curriculum is designed to provide all students with a good grounding in the basic principles of Art and Design so that they are able to create, analyse and talk about art, craft and design with increasing skill, confidence and understanding. Writing, evaluating and talking about art using specific art vocabulary forms an important part of learning in all years.

Year 7
All work is themed around the architecture of Whitby. Particular emphasis is put on the formal elements of art and how artists use them in different ways to create artworks. Students explore the work of traditional and contemporary artists including Paul Klee, Ed Kluz, John Piper and local artist and designer Jessica Hogarth.

Year 8
There are two distinct projects in this year, both build on learning gained in Y7.
Project 1: Safari. Students explore aspects of traditional African art and how it influenced the development of the modern art movement Cubism (2D and 3D work in various media and processes).
Project 2: Great 20th century artists. Mini projects on key artists.

Assessment
Assessment is ongoing in Art. Students will receive verbal feedback every lesson. Written feedback is regular and usually occurs part way through each major task. Judgements about attainment will be made every monitoring point and are based around GCSE assessment objectives and criteria which are shared with the students.

Extra-curricular Opportunities
An hour long Art Club is held once per week at the Scoresby site, although students are welcome to attend Art Clubs at the Normanby site if they so wish. The Art room is open on a lunch once per week for students who wish to continue with class work.

For Further information:
Please see any of our Art department.
Elouise Penrose, Teacher of Art; Zoe Brown, Teacher of Art
Andrea Brown, Director of Learning for Art, Design and Technology

GCSE Art

What will you be learning?
You will be learning how to visually record and develop ideas in a range of media. Basic drawing skills will be taught first and provide the starting point for subsequent projects. Materials include a wide range of traditional paints, dry media, collage, printmaking, ceramics and paper mâché. Digital media is also used to record and manipulate imagery using Photoshop.
A wide range of contemporary and classical artists’ are studied to inform the development of own ideas. You will also consider how the work of artist’s and designer’s affect our lives.
Students will be set weekly homework which may be a continuation of classwork, research or the collection of relevant source material.

Method of Assessment:
60% of the marks are awarded for continuous coursework produced throughout all three terms of Year 9, Year 10 and the first term of Year 11. This will form a portfolio of your most successful pieces. It must include a project with a final outcome. In the first term of Year 11, students take part in a mock exam which includes a five hour timed exam to produce an outcome. This is a vital learning tool for the students in order to prepare for the final timed exam in term two. The ten hour exam will be taken in early May of the student’s final term. It accounts for 40% of their overall mark.

What other learning could you do:
You could take this course to prepare for advanced level courses such as an A/AS Level in Art and Design or you may need to strengthen your grades by completing a foundation or intermediate vocational qualification.
With further training, you could go into a job related to Art and Design, an area that is expanding massively.
You could also go straight into employment and do further training or part time study with the support of your employer.
GCSE Art gives a natural progression onto a variety of Art courses within the Sixth Form at Caedmon College Whitby, including AS/A2 Fine Art and Graphic Communication. The Art course is designed to maximise a diverse range of transferable skills such as creativity, literacy, organisational and thinking skills and many more.

Where can I find out more information:
You can contact the College, talk to your Personal Careers Advisor or College careers staff.

A-level Art & Design Fine Art

AS Level

What will you be learning?
This course involves visually exploring and developing ideas to given starting points. Students extend their skills in a wide range of media including drawing, painting, printmaking, digital photography and mixed media. Work is often developed in a combination of 2-D and 3-D materials. Contextual links are integral to this visual process and students are expected to research information to further their understanding of their own and other’s work.

Assessment:
The course consists of two components, one of which is externally set by the exam board. For Component one students produce a portfolio of selected work from their first year which will include a range of foundation skills studies (e.g. Painting, life drawing,photography, Photoshop, observational drawing and mark making), as well as work for an extended study. This accounts for 60% of their AS grade. Component two is an externally set task with a timed period of controlled assessment. This component accounts for 40% of the AS qualification. All work is assessed through interim and summative assessments.

Students have access to Google Classroom which includes the course guide and scheme of work (including key dates).  Self directed study and given tasks and assessments will be posted and submitted through Classroom as well as hosting relevant support work for analysis,experimenting and much more.

A2 Level

What will you be learning?
This course consists of two components. Component one is a personal investigation on a theme, topic, and interest of the student and there is an emphasis on the quality of written content with an extended piece of writing (word limit of 3000 words). Ideas are explored and developed into a final piece or pieces. Component two is externally set and is completed with a 15 hour period of controlled assessment. All work includes contextual studies which is supported with visits to local and national galleries, colleges and universities. All work is assessed through interim and summative assessment.

Assessment:
Component one is worth 60% of the overall grade and component two is worth 40%.

What other learning could you do:
Future careers/courses in the arts. Work with local practitioners/arrange work experience. Visit local galleries. Develop own enterprise initiatives. Develop digital manipulation skills.

Where can I find out more information:
Students have access to Google Classroom which includes the course guide and scheme of work (including key dates). Self directed study and given tasks and assessments will be posted and submitted through Classroom as well as hosting relevant support work for analysis,experimenting and much more.
You can also contact the College, talk to your Personal Careers Advisor or College careers staff.

A-level Graphic Communication

AS Level

What will you be learning?
This course introduces our students to a variety of experiences that explore a range of graphic communication media, processes and techniques. They will be made aware of both traditional and new media including advertising, packaging design, design for print, illustration, communication graphics and branding.

Students will learn and demonstrate skills in all of the following:

  • understanding of meaning, function, style, scale, colour and content in relation to the chosen area(s) of graphic communication
  • awareness of intended audience or purpose for their chosen area(s) of graphic communication
  • ability to respond to an issue, concept or idea, working to a brief or answering a need in the chosen area(s) of graphic communication
  • appreciation of the relationship of form and function and, where applicable, the constraints of working to a brief
  • appreciation of the appropriate use of typography (which could include hand lettering and
    calligraphy)
  • understanding of a variety of materials and genres appropriate to their chosen area(s) of graphic communication

Students’ responses to these examples will be shown through practical and critical activities that demonstrate their understanding of different styles, genres and traditions.

Assessment:
The course consists of two components, one of which is externally set by the exam board. For Component 1 students produce a portfolio of selected work from their first year which will include a range of foundation skills studies (e.g. analysis, Illustrator, photography, Photoshop, and presentation), as well as work for an extended study. Component 2 is an externally set task with a timed period of controlled assessment. This component accounts for 40% of the AS qualification. All work is assessed through interim and summative assessments.
Students have access to Google Classroom which includes the course guide and scheme of work (including key dates). Self directed study and given tasks and assessments will be posted and submitted through Classroom as well as hosting relevant support work for analysis,experimenting and much more.

A2 Level

What will you be learning?
This course consists of two components. Component one is a personal investigation on a theme, topic, and interest of the student and there is an emphasis on the quality of written content with an extended piece of writing (word limit of 3000 words). Ideas are explored and developed into a final piece or pieces. Component two is externally set and is completed with a 15 hour period of controlled assessment. All work includes contextual studies which is supported with visits to local and national galleries, colleges and universities. All work is assessed through interim and summative assessment

Assessment:
Component one is worth 60% of the overall grade and component two is worth 40%.

What other learning could you do:
Future careers/courses in graphic communications. Work with local design agencies/practitioners/arrange work experience. Visit local galleries. Develop own enterprise initiatives. Take part in open live projects.

Where can I find out more information:
Students have access to Google Classroom which includes the course guide and scheme of work (including key dates). Self directed study and given tasks and assessments will be posted and submitted through Classroom as well as hosting relevant support work for analysis, experimenting and much more.
You can contact the College, talk to your Personal Careers Advisor or College careers staff.

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