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ART
SUBJECT LEADER
Miss H. Lloyd
hr.lloyd@kingsmeadschool.net


SUBJECT VISION
In Art, students are introduced to a range of historic and contemporary art practitioners and designers to broaden their understanding of what it means to be an artist, their working methods and the wider social/moral/political issues they explore. They explore how artists fit into the wider world and how those skills transfer into the wider artistic design community. Students develop skills in a range of media from drawing, painting and photography to printing, textiles, sculpture and ceramics. They learn how to develop, refine and apply a skill with critical consideration, reflection and appropriate application. They explore how they can develop and communicate their own ideas independently. The emphasis is on developing skills, contextual understanding and resilience. Students learn how to work hard to succeed and celebrate the achievements gained from an art piece crafted with skill and care. Our KS3 curriculum models that of our KS4 and 5 curriculum and helps students develop the skills needed in order to succeed later on in school life and beyond. We strive to develop student’s core skills and an appreciation of craft whilst also nurturing creativity and their ability to express themselves and their own ideas. A willingness to explore and take risks in their work is an important part of the curriculum.

KEY STAGE 3

Year 7

Autumn Term
Pupils will explore observational recording skills, focusing on a Sea Life theme. This will develop onto contextual research.

Spring Term
During the Spring Term, Year 7 pupils will experiment with a range of medias to develop their proficiency of handling art equipment and materials.

Summer Term
Finally, Year 7 pupils will conclude their project by producing a final piece.

Year 8

Autumn Term
Pupils will explore observational recording skills, focusing on a Sweets theme. This will develop onto contextual research.

Spring Term
During the Spring Term, Year 8 pupils will experiment with a range of medias to develop their proficiency of handling art equipment and materials.

Summer Term
Finally, Year 8 pupils will conclude their project by producing a final piece.

Year 9

Autumn Term
Pupils will explore observational recording skills, focusing on a Camera theme. This will develop onto contextual research.

Spring Term
During the Spring Term, Year 9 pupils will experiment with a range of medias to develop their proficiency of handling art equipment and materials.

Summer Term
Finally, Year 9 pupils will conclude their project by producing a final piece.

KEY STAGE 4

Year 10

Autumn Term
Y10 pupils will focus on observational recording skills producing drawing and photography work for two projects (Junk Food and Ceramic Heads). These drawings will develop into contextual research.

Spring Term
During the Spring Term, Year 10 pupils will experiment with a vast range of media to develop their proficiency of handling art equipment and materials. Pupils will produce a variety of outcomes, such as drawings, paintings, textiles, print making, wire and ceramic sculptures.

Summer Term
During the Summer Term, Year 10 pupils will conclude their Junk Food and Ceramic Heads project by creating a final piece using media, techniques and processes practiced throughout their projects.

Year 11

Autumn Term
During the Autumn Term, Year 11 Pupils will start their mock exam project. Pupils will pick one starting point out of a choice of 3, to base their project on (Birds, Nostalgia or Illusion). The project will start by producing a range of observational studies and develop onto contextual research. Pupils will then use a vast range of media, techniques and processes to produce multiple outcomes inspired by their chosen artist. Finally, pupils will conclude their project by producing a final piece.

Spring Term
During the Spring Term, Year 11 Pupils will start their exam project. Pupils will pick one starting point out of a choice of 5, to base their project on. OCR (the exam board) will decide on the theme choices and will deliver the themes through an exam booklet in January. The project will start by producing a range of observational studies and develop onto contextual research. Pupils will then use a vast range of media, techniques and processes to produce multiple outcomes inspired by their chosen artist. Finally, pupils will conclude their project by producing a final piece in exam conditions.

KEY STAGE 5

Years 12 and 13

Autumn Term
During the Autumn Term, Y12 pupils will complete a range of workshops to upskill in drawing, painting, textiles and sculpture. They will use skills practised during the workshop period, to create a final piece.

Spring Term
Pupils will be asked to pick a theme to base their extended project on. During the Spring term, pupils will focus on observational recording skills and artist research. A Related Study will also accompany the project and pupils will start this piece of work during the Spring Term.

Summer Term
Media development will be the focus for the spring term, where pupils will produce multiple outcomes inspired by their artists and observational recordings.

How does this subject develop the whole child?

Contribution to RSE/LIMB/Pledge
By exploring different artists from different time periods, cultures and backgrounds, our pupils are exposed to a variety of view points, religions and cultures. This allows them to be more accepting of others and develops empathy.

Cultural Capital Development
We develop Cultural Capital through our art curriculum by exposing our pupils to a range of artists, both traditional and contemporary. Allowing pupils to explore art history, cultural artwork and iconic artist from various time periods.

Cross Curricular Links and Projects
Art and technology have clear links, with a focus on drawing skills, using a range of media, techniques and processes and concluding a project by creating a final product. Art and Drama link through observing skills, such as observing a performance and learning from watching. The connection between Music and Art can be found through key words such as composition and harmony. The composition of a piece of music and composition of a piece of artwork are constructed of similar components, yet using different senses.

Opportunities to develop your Leadership Skills through this subject
Pupils have the opportunity to become a lead learner within their Art lessons.

Activities you will complete in this subject linking to the Kingsmead Edge
We explore a range of artistic careers through our curriculum, which develops our pupils awareness of different careers and qualifications needed to get into their chosen field.

Links to developing extended writing, reading and numeracy
We develop extended writing and literacy skills through artist research and at KS5 through the related study.

Exam Boards and Links
GCSE - AQA Art and Design

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