KS3

Year 7    /    Year 8    /   Year 9

YEAR SEVEN PROGRAMME OF STUDY

Year 7 Assessment – setting of National Curriculum entry level for Art. This is then discussed with the students so they are made fully aware of what their level is and why.

Year 7 Foundation – All students complete a foundation in Art and Design – approximately 7 lessons. All the necessary skills/art concepts are covered so all students are fully prepared for their KS3 work.

Portraiture
Perspective
 
Cultural understanding
a)      Western and non western art, craft and design
b)      Historical and contemporary art, craft and design.
 
Key concepts – Understanding -
·        Pointillism 
·        Impressionism.
·        Artists who use the blending technique (eg Georgia O’ Keeffe)
·        Various portrait artists, craft people and designers – realistic/abstract
·        Artists, craft people and designers from western/non western/past and present
·        Perspective artists
·        Competence – investigate/analysis/designing/making/reflecting and evaluating effectively/making
         informed choices about media/techniques and processes.
·        Creatively – using their imagination/explore and experiment with ideas/materials/tools/techniques.
 
       Key Processes – Learning
·        Drawing skills - using the formal elements (line and tone/shading techniques etc) and a range of media to
         express and realise their ideas. Also drawing to express their perceptions/inventiveness and to
         communicate feelings/experiences and ideas.
·        Using artists/research skills appropriately in their work
·        Reflecting and evaluating their work and the work of others. Using these processes to continue to
         develop their work.
·        Making reasoned choices when developing their work – analysis/select/question.
·        Observation drawing, (hand and eye coordination) – to record information and develop their ideas and 
         intentions.
·        Colour –to recognise colours – primary/secondary etc.
·        Painting skills –manipulation of paint to create various colours of the colour wheel and hand coordination.
·        Perspective drawing skills
·        Organising and presenting their own work in appropriates forms.
 
Range and Content – Breadth of Subject
  • Staff have the choice of which artists to study within their schemes of work but staff must cover the above criteria so all Year Seven students understand and learn the same key processes and concepts.
  • Staff work on and across areas of fine art, craft and design.
  • Staff explore the use of a wide range of media, processes and techniques.
  • Staff cover 2 D and 3 D work. Where possible also new technologies.
Curriculum Opportunities
ICT - Pupils are to use the internet to research relevant artists and art movements.
English -Written and verbal evaluations of work and concepts. To also analyse art work.
Maths -Work size and scale. Pupils to use the correct measurements when drawing a portrait. Also using the correct drawing technique for perspective.
 
 

YEAR EIGHT PROGRAMME OF STUDY

Human Figure
Abstract Art
 
Cultural understanding
a)      Western and non western art, craft and design
b)      Historical and contemporary art, craft and design.
 
Key concepts – Understanding -
·        Proportion.
·        Composition.
·        Artists who concentrate on the human figure and movement (e.g. Edgar Degas, Alberto Giacometti, Futurists).
·        Various abstract artists (e.g. Pablo Picasso).
·        Artists, craft people and designers from western/non western/past and present.
·        Competence – investigate/analysis/designing/making/reflecting and evaluating effectively/making informed
         choices about media/techniques and processes.
·        Creativity – using their imagination/explore and experiment with ideas/materials/tools/techniques.
 
 
       Key Processes – Learning
·        Drawing skills - using the formal elements (line and tone/shading techniques etc) and a range of media to
         express and realise their ideas. Also drawing to express their perceptions/inventiveness and to
         communicate feelings/experiences and ideas.
·        Using artists/research skills appropriately in their work.
·        Reflecting and evaluating their work and the work of others. Using these processes to continue to
         develop their work.
·        Making reasoned choices when developing their work – analysis/select/question.
·        Observation drawing, (hand and eye coordination) – to record information and develop their ideas and
         intentions.
·        Colour –to recognise colours – primary/secondary etc. and make choices for colour in their own work.
·        Painting skills –manipulation of paint to create various colours of the colour wheel and hand coordination.
·        3 dimensional skills – using wire/card/papier mache to create figures.
·        Drawing skills – techniques to recreate correct proportion.
·        Organising and presenting their own work in appropriates forms.
 
Range and Content – Breadth of Subject
  • Staff have the choice of which artists to study within their schemes of work but staff must cover the above criteria so all Year Eight students understand and learn the same key processes and concepts.
  • Staff work on and across areas of fine art, craft and design.
  • Staff explore the use of a wide range of media, processes and techniques.
  • Staff cover 2 D and 3 D work. Where possible also new technologies
 Curriculum Opportunities
ICT – pupils to use internet to research relevant artists and art movements. To also use word processing for analysis of artists work.
Maths – Proportion of the figure, (measurements etc)
English – written analysis of art work and using art vocabulary appropriately.
 

YEAR NINE PROGRAMME OF STUDY

Foundation Year for GCSE
The final year of KS3 will be used to prepare students more sufficiently for their option choices for Y10, in particular Art and Design. The project has been structured to introduce students to the skills and understanding required for GCSE Art and Design.
Course Structure -All students will be investigating the theme of Organic and Mechanical.
Autumn Term - Pupils will explore a wide range of art styles through investigations in three disciplines – 2 dimensional, relief and 3 dimensional.
Spring Term – Pupils will now use their knowledge to explore various design processes to create a final piece. Each student will have the opportunity to choose how they wish their work to develop and which illustrator/artist/sculptor to use to inspire their work. The concept is to encourage students to be independent about how their own work develops.
Summer Term – Final Piece. Pupils will be able to select the most appropriate media to create their final 2D, relief or 3D final piece.
All the work produced for this project will be assessed throughout the year and a final grade given for their Summer Exam.
 
As students will be opting for their GCSE subject the motivation and class dynamics will need to be considered.
 
Cultural understanding
a)      Western and non western art, craft and design
b)      Historical and contemporary art, craft and design.
 
Key concepts – Understanding -
·         Composition development
·         Art Styles – Surrealism/Realism/Popular Culture
·         Artists, craft people and designers from western/non western/past and present
·         Competence – investigate/analysis/designing/making/reflecting and evaluating effectively/making informed
          choices about media/techniques and processes.
·         Creatively – using their imagination/explore and experiment with ideas/materials/tools/techniques.
 
       Key Processes – Learning
·         Drawing skills - using the formal elements (line and tone/shading techniques etc) and a range of media to
          express and realise their ideas. Also drawing to express their perceptions/inventiveness and to
          communicate feelings/experiences and ideas.
·         Using artists/research skills appropriately in their work
·         Reflecting and evaluating their work and the work of others. Using these processes to continue to
          develop their work.
·         Making reasoned choices when developing their work – analysis/select/question.
·         Observation drawing, (hand and eye coordination) – to record information and develop their ideas and
          intentions.
·         Colour –to be able to use colours to denote moods and ideas
·         2D, Relief, 3D - manipulation of paint/materials to create different textures, surfaces and form.
·         Imaginative drawing skills.
·         Organising and presenting their own work in appropriates forms.
 
Range and Content – Breadth of Subject
  • Staff have the choice of which artists to study within their schemes of work but staff must cover the above criteria so all Year Nine students understand and learn the same key processes and concepts.
  • Staff work on and across areas of fine art, craft and design.
  • Staff explore the use of a wide range of media, processes and techniques.
  • Staff cover 2 D and 3 D work. Where possible also new technologies.
 
Curriculum Opportunities
ICT-Using graphics software to combine imagery with drawing to create various compositions.
English-Written and verbal evaluations of work and concepts.
Maths-Work with size and scale.