Art

KS2

Arts Award Discover level

This introductory award encourages children to take part in different art forms, they find out about artists and their work, and share their discoveries with others. They record their progress in an arts log.

Autumn

Pupils discover different art methods such as drawing and painting. They reflect and evaluate what they have learnt and what inspires them.

Pupils work towards the award using an Arts Award tracker. Pupils receive a certificate from Trinity College once they have completed the award.

Spring

Pupils find out about artists and their work. They produce artist pages and copy their styles whilst reflecting what they have learnt and what inspires them.

Pupils work towards the award using an Arts Award tracker. Pupils receive a certificate from Trinity College once they have completed the award.

Summer

Pupils share the skills they have learnt by presenting and evaluating their final outcome.

Pupils work towards the award using an Arts Award tracker. Pupils receive a certificate from Trinity College once they have completed the award.

KS3

Autumn

Pupils starting James Brindley School may have had widely varying Art experiences at KS1 and KS2, ranging from the ideal to the very limited. Consequently we have adopted a skills based curriculum designed to address the individual strengths and areas of development of each pupil. This enables each pupil to become active participants in a relevant, stimulating and personalised curriculum.

In the Autumn term pupils will look at the formal elements in Art through different topics. They will learn basic marking, making and control techniques such a; line, tone, colour, texture, space and pattern, whilst learning design programmes for research that enhance experimental skills.

Pupils at James Brindley are baselined within the first 3 weeks of joining the school. We identify gaps in their knowledge and plan project accordingly. All teachers mark and assess following the James Brindley Marking Policy. We collect data 6 per year with 1 form report for each year group.

Spring

During the Spring term pupils will study Art History in chronological order. Pupils look at a range of Art movements that have influenced and shaped art as we know it whilst experimenting with traditional and contemporary techniques.

Pupils are encouraged to become more independent in their learning and are asked to self study at home and in their spare time.

Summer

During the summer term pupils will study different cultures - understanding art in other countries as well as their own. Pupils are to make links with religion and traditions whilst understanding different techniques used around the world creating pieces of art of their own. They will experiment with a wider range of materials such as ceramics, digital media, printing and painting.

How can you support your child at home

Encourage your child to explore and develop skills at home with resources available to them. Draw from observation and secondary resources such as online ‘how to’ art videos, books and magazines. Experience galleries, museums and art exhibitions to enhance knowledge and understanding of both the history of art and contemporary art and design.

KS4

Autumn

A starting point for year 10 pupils Unit 1 allows pupil open lines of enquiry and encourages personal work however still giving pupils direction to achieve all Asssessent Objetcives. Pupils are asked to be reflective and develop work using any chosen media as a final outcome. It allows pupils to explore Artists, Designer’s or Craft people of their choosing and creare very indivisualised work.

This can be explored with any area; Photography, Textiles, Fine Art, Contexual studies or Three-dimentional design.

Year 11 pupils complete their portfolio from the previous year in preparation for their OCR set task in January

The OCR GCSE Level 2 course consists of 60% coursework. This portfolio will consist of a sustained project, theme or course of study. It may be presented in appropriate formats for their chosen title and area of study chosen using, for example, sketchbooks, mounted sheets, maquettes, prototypes, digital presentations and animation

There is no restriction on the scale of work produced or the timeframe for undertaking the work but pupils should carefully select, organise and present work to ensure that they provide evidence of meeting all four AO’s

The practical portfolio should be viewed as a whole and judgements regarding the extent to which all of the assessment objectives have been met

Spring

Year 10 Pupils explore a range of  observational drawing, textile technqiues, photography, composition, painting techniques, sculpture, printing, markmaking, surfaces, analysis, collage whilst developing their ideas.

Year 11 pupils working towards their OCR GCSE Art & Design qualification complete their portfolio of work with a final outcome. In January pupils were given a project title set by the exam board, they have been working towards their final outcome which is completed under exam conditions.

The OCR GCSE Level 2 course consists of 40% externally set task. An early release paper will be dispatched to centres based on estimated entries made and will also be available on the OCR website from 2nd  January.

The paper will give candidates a choice of five themes, each with a choice of written and/or visual starting points or stimuli. From this paper, candidates are expected to choose one theme for which they will generate an appropriate personal response for assessment.           

Candidates will have up to 10 hours in which to independently realise their response(s). The 10-hour supervised time can be divided into a number of sessions and timetabled to suit the centre.       

Summer

Pupils 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.

 

 How Can you support your child at home

Encourage your child to explore and develop skills at home with resources available to them. Draw from observation and secondary resources such as online ‘how to’ art videos, books and magazines. Experience galleries, museums and art exhibitions to enhance knowledge and understanding of both the history of art and contemporary art and design