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Art and Design

Art and Design

Year 7 

Term Topics taught and learning outcomes
Term 1.1
  • Discover 'What is art?'
  • Investigate and discuss about what art is, focusing on contemporary practice.
  • Think and talk about how art can convey ideas, thoughts and feelings.

Assessment: Baseline drawing task

Term 1.2
  • Discover new ways of seeing.
  • Experience a range of approaches to drawing, addressing intention, for example drawing to express, to map, to record, to think and to experience.
  • Learn how to critically and technically analyse and evaluate own and others work and use this to help improve.

Assessment: Visual analysis of an image

Term 2.1
  • Develop skills, techniques and processes in response to Cubism and in particular in relation to Picasso's 'Weeping Woman'.
  • Learn and understand the visual elements of colour, pattern, line, texture and shape work in both creating and discussing art.
  • Learn how to critically and technically analyse and evaluate own and others work and use this to help improve.

Assessment: Extension from a section of Pablo Picasso's 'Weeping Woman'.

Term 2.2
  • Develop skills, techniques and processes in response to a wide range of portraiture examples.
  • Learn and understand the visual elements of colour, pattern, line, texture and shape work in both creating and discussing art.
  • Learn how to critically and technically analyse and evaluate own and others work and use this to help improve.

Assessment: Extension from a section from a portrait.

Term 3.1
  • Explore media in order to be able to generate ideas, imagine, refine, implement and evaluate.
  • Learn how to mix colours to create descriptive, expressive and emotional effects.
  • Learn through painting to be able to control colour, hue, tone and shade. Explore different ways of applying paint.

Assessment: A tonal study.

Term 3.2
  • Explore collecting, assembling, cutting, tearing, sticking, layering and collage.
  • Create work informed by a variety of found and created resources references.
  • Learn how to critically and technically analyse and evaluate own and others work and use this to help improve.

Assessment: Creative response influenced by positive and negative shapes.

Year 8 

Term Topics taught and learning outcomes
Term 1.1
  • Discover different ways to make marks using unusual methods and materials.
  • Work in a group to create a drawing machine.
  • Use yourself as a means for drawing, looking at the artist Heather Hansen.

Assessment: Assessment booklet.

Term 1.2
  • Visit an art gallery and create a video news report.
  • Work in groups to create a piece of land art or installation based on a theme.
  • Document the process.

Assessment: Assessment booklet.

Term 2.1
  • Develop skills, techniques and processes in response to Cubism and in particular in relation to Picasso's 'Weeping Woman'.
  • Learn and understand the visual elements of colour, pattern, line, texture and shape work in both creating and discussing art.
  • Learn how to critically and technically analyse and evaluate own and others work and use this to help improve.

Assessment: Extension from a section of Pablo Picasso's 'Weeping Woman'.

Term 2.2
  • Develop skills, techniques and processes in response to a wide range of portraiture examples.
  • Learn and understand the visual elements of colour, pattern, line, texture and shape work in both creating and discussing art.
  • Learn how to critically and technically analyse and evaluate own and others work and use this to help improve.

Assessment: Transcription of a section from a portrait.

Term 3.1
  • Explore Pop Art Movement
  • Learn about the artists and styles of Pop Art Movement
  • Draw using grid method.

Assessment: What's my name drawing?

Term 3.2
  • Continue to explore Pop Art.
  • Create a sweet wrapper collage.
  • Draw a section from collage, produce a Pop Art style painting from this.

Assessment: Final piece.

Year 9 

Term Topics taught and learning outcomes
Term 1.1
  • Investigate 'What is Art?', focusing on contemporary practice.
  • Think and discuss how art can convey ideas, thoughts and feelings.
  • Learn about artists and makers and be able to recognise their work.

Assessment: Baseline drawing task.

Term 1.2
  • Look at different ways of seeing a piece of art.
  • Approach drawing in different ways, addressing intention; for example: drawing to express, to map, to record, to think, to experience.
  • Learn how to critically and technically analyse and evaluate own and others' work, using this to help improve.

Assessment: Visual analysis of an image.

Term 2.1
  • Develop skills and techniques, learning how to draw faces in proportion.
  • Understand the genre of portraiture.
  • Learn how to critically and technically analyse and evaluate own and others' work, using this to help improve.

Assessment: Creative development from a section of an image.

Term 2.2
  • Develop skills and techniques.
  • Understand the key themes of Pop Art.
  • Develop skills in a range of media techniques.

Assessment: Transcribe a Pop Art image.

Term 3.1
  • Explore Pop Art through collage of sweet wrappers
  • Draw from collage. Learn about using viewfinders and devices to help with scale and proportion.
  • Paint, learning to control colour, hue, tone and shade. Explore different ways of applying paint.

Assessment: Final piece, sweet wrapper painting.

Term 3.2
  • Explore ways of collecting, assembling, cutting, tearing, sticking, layering and collage.
  • Create work informed by a variety of found and created resources references.
  • Learn how to critically and technically analyse and evaluate own and others' work, using this to help improve.

Assessment: Creative response influenced by photomontage and collage.

Year 10 

Term Topics taught and learning outcomes
Term 1.1
  • Understand 'What is Art?' through discussion. Record from direct observation and other sources to develop creative ideas.
  • Develop competence, with increasing 
    independence, refining and developing ideas, personal outcomes or solutions.
  • Learning to actively engage with the experience of working with a broad range of media, materials and techniques, including, when appropriate, traditional and new media and technologies.

Assessment: Drawing task.

Term 1.2
  • Respond to the starting point, close up, by using different approaches to drawing and recording.
  • Present investigations in sketchbooks in a creative way.
  • Become familiar with the requirements of the assessment objectives and be able to know how to evidence these through outcomes in sketchbook.

Assessment: Task to evidence assessment objective 3.

Term 2.1
  • Refine and develop ideas through experimenting with media and materials.
  • Show how outcomes have been informed by contextual and other sources and demonstrate analytical and cultural understanding.
  • Explore a wide range of possible techniques and processes with skill and a degree of independence.

Assessment: Task to evidence assessment objective 2.

Term 2.2
  • Sustain and develop sketchbook outcomes on starting point theme.
  • Learn from their mistakes when exploring and experimenting with ideas, materials, tools and techniques.
  • Develop personal attributes including 
    self-confidence, resilience, perseverance, 
    self-discipline and commitment.

Assessment: Task to evidence assessment objective 3.

Term 3.1
  • Plan and test ideas for a final piece to be completed during the summer progress exam.
  • Show how outcomes have been informed by contextual and other sources and demonstrate analytical and cultural understanding.
  • Demonstrate through student sketchbook a coherent visual journey from starting point to final piece.

Assessment: Task to evidence assessment objective 1.

Term 3.2
  • Present a personal, informed and meaningful final piece, demonstrating analytical and critical understanding, realising intentions and where appropriate, making connections between visual, written, oral or other elements.
  • Create final piece during exam conditions and complete sketchbook evidence by the end of the term.
  • Respond to advice and feedback from summer progress exam.

Assessment: Summer progress exam.

Year 11

Term Topics taught and learning outcomes
Term 1.1
  • Use different approaches to recording images, such as observation, analysis, expression and imagination from a given starting point.
  • Show how the knowledge and understanding of the work of others can develop and extend thinking and inform their own work.
  • Explore relevant resources - analysing, 
    discussing and evaluating images, objects, making and recording independent judgements in visual and other forms.

Assessment: Drawing task

Term 1.2
  • Generate and explore potential lines of enquiry, using appropriate new media practices and techniques.
  • Organise, select and communicate ideas, solutions and responses, and presenting them in sketchbook.
  • Present a personal, informed and meaningful final piece, demonstrating analytical and critical understanding, realising intentions and where appropriate, making connections between visual, written, oral or other elements. To be completed during winter progress exam.

Assessment: Winter progress exam; final piece created during 10 hour exam.

Term 2.1
  • Choose from a range of starting points from the externally set task.
  • Use different approaches to recording images, such as observation, analysis, expression and imagination from a given starting point.
  • Generate and explore potential lines of enquiry, using appropriate media practices and techniques from the choice of starting points.

Assessment: Sketchbook assessed against assessment objectives.

Term 2.2
  • Show how the knowledge and understanding of the work of others can develop and extend thinking and inform own work.
  • Present a personal, informed and meaningful response, demonstrating analytical and critical understanding, realising intentions and where appropriate, making connections between visual, written, oral or other elements.
  • Demonstrate that sketchbooks show evidence for all the assessment objectives.

Assessment: Image analysis.

Term 3.1
  • Revisit unit 1 to refine and improve sketchbooks.
  • Select more than one extended collection of work, or project which demonstrate an ability to sustain work from initial starting points.
  • Include evidence of research, the development of ideas and meaningful links with critical/contextual sources.

Assessment: Holistic assessment of unit 1.

Term 3.2

End of course