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Blackfen School for Girls

Blackfen School for Girls

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Art and Design

Welcome to the Art & Design Department

The Art & Design department endeavours to equip students with ability to question, analyse and experiment, as well as enabling them to achieve the ability to develop creative thinking skills, confidence in challenging their own perception of Art and Design in a wider social content. The department endeavours to provide each student with individual pathways in order develop personal inquiries and challenges.

Year 7

Term Unit of Work Summary

Autumn term

1 and 2

Assessment 1. Formal Elements through the study of the Artist and Architect Hundertwasser

Investigating Contextual Studies – Hundertwasser

 

Formal elements
Line, shape and tone

Colour theory

By the end of this unit students will: develop an understanding of the formal elements
used in art. They will develop skills in composition, scale, proportion, shape, form and tone.

Student will build on basic skills within drawing and painting to improve their knowledge of colour theory and observation studies. They will learn to use specific vocabulary in art to respond to their work and to the works of others.

Spring term

1 and 2

Using different techniques.

Composition & mixed media.

Assessment 2.
Observation Still Life Study shape and form.

By the end of this unit students will: develop a basic understanding of how to respond to artist work through critical and visual studies. They will use analytical language to develop narratives within the theme of colour form and shape in response to the artist Hundertwasser, Paul Klee and Kandinsky.

Student within this project will create their own Landscapes using different media and techniques. Students will develop their understanding of mix media techniques.

Summer term

1 and 2

Developing 3D skills.

Assessment 3.
Observation Still Life Study using colour, shape and form.

By the end of this unit students will: experiment with a variety of materials to create a 3D structure based on the artist Hundertwasser.

Year 8

Term Unit of Work Summary

Autumn term

1 and 2

Assessment 1. Formal Elements. Observation study

Investigating objects through Still Life Observation studies. Understanding form through the application of light and dark.

Chiaroscuro

By the end of this unit students will develop and understanding of positive and negative space, depth of space and experimental mark making. Students will be encouraged to question drawing and investigate its potential. They will apply their knowledge and skills through observational studies.

They will build on specific vocabulary in art to respond to their work and to the works of others.

Spring term 1

Investigating Contextual Studies – CUBISM.
Composition and Viewpoints

Assessment 2.
Formal Elements.
Observation study

By the end of this unit students will, develop their understanding of the narratives within painting and explore and experiment with a variety of techniques. They will be introduced to the artist movement ‘Cubism’ and explore the style of this work analytical and synthetic Cubism.

They will use analytical language to develop narratives within the theme of Cubism looking at the works of the artist Pablo Picasso and George Braque

Summer term

1 and 2

Developing 3D skills

Assessment 3. Formal Elements. Observation study

By the end of this unit students will; produce work that will show the development of 2D to 3D work looking at ‘Synthetic Cubism’ experimenting with a variety of materials.

Welcome to the Art & Photography Department, part of the Technology
and Media Faculty

The Art & Design department endeavours to equip students with ability to question, analyse and experiment, as well as enabling them to achieve the ability to develop creative thinking skills, confidence in challenging their own perception of Art and Photography in a wider social content. The department endeavours to provide each student with individual pathways in order develop personal inquiries and challenges.

At KS4 students will underpin their art discipline from KS3. Students will work to the AQA new specification and develop a portfolio of work. Students’ coursework will equate to 60% of their overall grade and will complete an examination project worth 40%. Students will be expected to challenge their own perceptions of Art and photography and improve their contextual understanding of Art and Photography. The work is internally moderated with an external moderator checking the rigour of the marking.

 

Year 10 Fine Art

Fine Art complies of drawing, painting, sculpture, print, mix media, film, photography and installation. Students develop their knowledge and understanding throughout year 10 through practical workshops and contextual studies.

Term Unit(s) of Work Summary

Autumn term

1 and 2

Component 1. Portfolio.

Project 1. Natural forms. Observation.
The Formal Elements.   

By the end of this unit students will, develop their understanding of drawing practice; focus on improving their confidence and standards of the formal elements in art, students will experiment and develop their drawing and painting skills with observation studies,  insights into other artists work and methods as a form of communication. They will learn to record and analyse with written annotation contextualising their work and the works of others, as well as understanding how to develop a project to the AQA Assessment Objectives.

Spring term

1 and 2

  
  Natural forms.

  Printing workshops
       

By the end of this unit students will, explore and develop an understanding of the printing processes. Students will be introduced to a variety of techniques used in printing with skill based workshops. Mono-print, dry point etching, screen printing and stencil printing.

Summer term

1 and 2

Natural forms.   

The Power of the Object 3D

By the end of this unit students will, develop their understanding of natural forms into 3D structure. They will use a variety of materials to explore and develop their ideas. Clay, wire, textiles and card. Students will have the opportunity to exhibit their work in an end of year exhibition.

Year 10 Photography

Photography compiles with students developing an understanding of the traditional wet process, the digital process, editing through photo-shop, film and animation. Students will also develop a coursework portfolio through project briefs. 

Term Unit(s) of Work Summary

Autumn term

1 and 2

Component 1. Portfolio.

Project 1. Natural forms.

Micro photography.

By the end of this unit students will, develop their understanding of the dark room the wet process, photograms and pin-hole cameras. Students will develop their knowledge of still life composition and lighting. They will learn to record and analyse with written annotation contextualising their work and the works of others, as well as understanding how to develop a project to the AQA Assessment Objectives
Spring term 1

Natural forms.

Micro photography.

By the end of this unit students will, develop their understanding of how to use a digital SLR camera in the manual process, editing in photo shop, printing and portfolio production.
Spring term 2

Project 2.

View Points

By the end of this unit students will, develop their understanding of composition and depth of field, develop the ability to work independently, develop their analytical skills as well as understanding how to develop a project to the Assessment Objectives. Students will experiment with variants of equipment and lighting. Students will investigate the title, experiment with materials and develop a piece of work that reflects their understanding of the theme.

Summer term

1 and 2

Component 1. Portfolio. Project 3.  Identity, self-Portraiture and the obscure.

By the end of this unit students will. Students will investigate the title, experiment with materials and develop a piece of work that reflects their understanding of the theme Identity and the obscure.

Students will have the opportunity to exhibit their work in an end of year exhibition.

Year 11 Fine Art

Term Unit(s) of Work Summary

Autumn term

1 and 2

Component 1. Portfolio.

Project 2.  

Identity, self-Portraiture and the obscure.

By the end of this unit students will, develop their understanding of the power of a portrait using different techniques and scales develop the ability to work independently, develop their analytical skills as well as understanding how to develop a project to the Assessment Objectives. Students will investigate the title, experiment with materials and develop a piece of work that reflects their understanding of the theme Identity
Autumn term 2.
December
PPE. Pre public exam.
Personal response to theme project 2.
Students will undertake a mock exam this will prepare students to understand how to work for a sustained period of time in a controlled environment, under the standards and conditions of set by the exam board AQA. 5 Hours.
Spring term 1 Component 2.
Externally set paper. AQA
By the end of this unit students will, be developing preparatory work for their final exam over a 12 week period.
Spring term 2 Exam Followed by a 10 hour exam over two days.

Summer term

1 and 2

Portfolio prep.

By the end of this unit students will, develop their portfolio for assessment and future career opportunities.

GCSE students will have the opportunity to exhibit their work in an end of year exhibition.

Year 11 Photography

Term Unit(s) of Work Summary

Autumn term

1 and 2

Component 1. Portfolio. Project 3.  Identity, self-Portraiture and the obscure Students will undertake a mock exam this will prepare students to understand how to work for a sustained period of time in a controlled environment, under the standards and conditions of set by the exam board AQA. 5 Hours.
Autumn term 2.
December
PPE. Pre public exam.
Personal response to theme project 3.
Students will undertake a mock exam this will prepare students to understand how to work for a sustained period of time in a controlled environment, under the standards and conditions of set by the exam board AQA. 5 Hours

Spring term

1 and 2

Component 2.
Externally set paper. AQA

Exam

By the end of this unit students will, be developing preparatory work for their final exam over an 10 week period.

Summer term

1 and 2

Portfolio prep. By the end of this unit students will, develop their portfolio for assessment and future career opportunities.

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