Art

Subject Profile Art & Design Woolf Mini School 2016/2017

Phase One Art  Year 7

All students in Year 7 are taught on a rotating carousel.They spend 2 terms in Art. 

Over the 2 terms they will practice a variety of 2D and 3D skills across 3 projects.

Project one: Portraiture with links to artists such as Leonardo Da Vinci.

Project two: African Masks with pattern research. 

Mini project 2: Painting to music using the style of Kandinsky  

Phase One Art  Year 8

All students in Year 8 are taught on a rotating carousel. They spend 2 terms in Art. Over the 2 terms they will practice a variety of 2D skills across 2 projects developing skills to aid them if they choose to undertake a GCSE Art or Photography.

Project one: Cubist Still Life looking at Picasso and other Cubist artists.

Mini project: Identity collection based on Joseph Cornell and Schwitter.

Project two: Rousseau Batik developing traditional skills using a tjanting wax method.

 

Phase Two - 3 Year GCSE Art, Craft & Design 

Art & Design

The Year 9, 10 and 11 students are studying the AQA GCSE in Art & Design in which they will complete 3 units of coursework.  Students will develop skills in 2D and 3D exploring a variety of media, materials and processes. 

Year one 

Terms one/two - Explore the subject of Colour in The Landscape. Students will research relevant themes and study artists who have painted in this genre, such as Van Gogh, David Hockney and Turner. 

Terms three/four -  Develop skills and experiment with relevant media. 

Terms five/six - Students will create their own landscape taking into account what they have learnt so far.

Year two 

Terms one/two - Research Natural Forms and Sculptures inspired by Moore, Giacometti and Hepworth. 

Terms three/four - Experimentation with 3 dimensional media.

Terms five/six - Making sculpture based on their learning.

Year three 

Terms one/two - What is portraiture? 

Terms three/four/five - Externally set examination unit.

Together the coursework is 60% of the course. The examination is 40% of the course.

 

3D Design

The Year 10 and 11 students are studying the AQA GCSE in 3D Design in which they will complete 2 units of coursework.  They will develop skills in 3D exploring a variety of media, materials and processes used in 3 Dimensional design. 

Year one 

Terms one/two -  Explore the subject of iconic chairs. Students will research relevant themes and study artists who designed chairs such as Ray and Charles Eames. 

Terms three/four - Develop skills and experiment with relevant media. 

Terms five/six - Students will create their own model of a chair taking into account what they have learnt so far.

Year two  

Term one - Research clocks and Art Deco design, including the influence of Egyptian Art. 

Term two -  Experimentation with clay and making their clock based on their learning. 

Terms three/four/five - is the externally set examination unit.

Together the coursework is 60% of the course. The examination is 40% of the course.

 

Phase Three -  AS Art, Craft & Design  Year 12/13

The AS Art, Craft & Design is a one year course where students study the AQA Level 3 GCE AS in Art, Craft & Design. During this year they will cover 2 units. Unit 1 is worth 60% and is a  Coursework Portfolio. Unit 2 is worth 40%.Unit 1 is a Coursework Portfolio containing a Human Nature project using a wide variety of 2 and 3 dimensional media. Unit 2 is an Externally Set Assignment where they receive a set of 5 questions from the exam board which they must choose one to respond to. They will also have a 10 hour exam within this unit during which they must explore their design ideas. 

Term one: Human Nature 2D outcome

Term two: Develop 3D outcome

Term three: Final piece making

Term four/five: Externally Set Assignment

 

Phase Three - A2 Art, Craft & Design 

This is a two year course starting in year 12 where students learn and experiment with new media and techniques throughout the year. They then start the A2 Art, Craft & Design AQA Level 3 GCE in Art, Craft & Design in the second year. During this year they will cover 2 components both worth 50% of the 2 year course. Component 1 is a  Personal Investigation on their chosen subject with a 2500 word written essay. Component 2 is an Externally Set Assignment where they receive a set of 5 questions from the exam board, which they must choose one to respond to. They will also have a 15 hour exam in which to create their final piece. 

Term one: Research and analysis

Term two: Develop 2D outcome

Term three: Develop 3D Response. Externally Set Assignment

Term four: Externally Set Assignment

Term five: Complete all work and prepare for exhibition of work

 

Full GCSE specification from AQA:  http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/art-and-design/gcse/art-and-design-8201-8206

Full GCSE specification from AQA:  http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/art-and-design/gcse/art-and-design-8201-8206

Specification AQA AS Art, Craft and Design 7241C and X

Full A Level specification link:

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/art-and-design/as-and-a-level/art-and-design

Specification AQA AS Art, Craft and Design 7201C and X

Full A Level specification link:    http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/art-and-design/as-and-a-level/art-and-design