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Meadowhead School

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Art, Craft & Design

Art, craft and design provides our students with opportunities to explore unique forms of expression, crucial for their personal development, well- being and vital in the world of work. Students learn through practical engagement with art practices and works of art, building and refining skills and developing individual, personal and imaginative responses, reflecting on the world around them, and their place in it. 

The Art, craft and design curriculum at Meadowhead encourages students to 

·       produce creative work, exploring ideas and recording their experiences

·       become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques

·       understand and explore the visual elements of art, craft and design

·       know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms

·       evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design

·       take an experimental approach, learning from mistakes, taking risks and building resilience

·       grow in confidence in their ability to express their ideas, observations and insights

·       evaluate their work, taking on new ideas and forming opinions and reasoned judgments

·       develop personal ideas and responses, reflecting on the world around them

·       develop their creative and imaginative skills and broaden their thinking

·       observe the world closely, learning to see in new ways

“Logic will get you from A to B.  Imagination will take you everywhere”.  Albert Einstein

Key stage 3 (7-9)

  Year 7 Year 8 Year 9
Term 1

DRAW. Students build and develop drawing skills using experimental mark making techniques and traditional drawing methods. Theu draw from imagination and observation and improve their grasp of the visual elements of art.

Themes: Material World (Still Life, landscape, interiors / exteriors, environments, architecture, food / sweets)

The scheme culminates in an imaginative drawing project based on a given scheme.

OBSERVATION and MEDIA. Students continue to learn to structure and develop drawing and are challenged to develop images and experimental pieces using a wider variety of media and processes, building on their understanding of the visual elements of art. Reference is made to artistic practices linked with their work.

Themes: Natural World (human form, animal form, insects, birds, natural form)

 

Drawing tasks continue throughout the year to build skills.

In Year 9, students experience 2 Art, craft and design rotations over the year, as part of their Art, Design and Technology experience. Other rotations focus on Food and Product Design.

 

Art, craft and design Rotation 1- Under the Microscope.

Students explore the theme of the natural world as seen under a microscope, and experiment and develop designs and images using craft based processes in textiles and ceramics.

They study the work of artists and generate research to inspire their own responses and produce a wall hanging.
Assessment

Teacher assessment of class work and homeworks throughout the project.

Overall teacher assessment of the DRAW unit on completion

Teacher assessment of class work and homeworks throughout the project.

Overall teacher assessment of the OBSERVATION AND MEDIA unit on completion

Teacher assessment of class work and homeworks throughout the project.

Overall teacher assessment on completion of the unit.

Term 2

Complete DRAW work

PAINT. Students build skills and understanding of paint and colour theory, working through skills based tasks. They explore the work of artists as they develop their own paint responses.

Themes: Material World (Still Life, landscape, interiors / exteriors, environments, architecture, food / sweets)

 

 

Drawing tasks continue throughout the year to build skills.

Continuation of the OBSERVATION and MEDIA unit.

 

ARTIST LED STUDY. Students will make a more in depth study of an artist/ designer/ movement or theme in art. They will go on to develop individual and personal responses to the work they have researched.

 

Themes: Natural World (human form, animal form, insects, birds, natural form)

 

Drawing tasks continue throughout the year to build skills.

Art, craft and design Rotation 2- Over to You

Students choose an issue they feel strongly about and develop work to put across a personal message. They experiment with a variety of 2D drawing techniques, media and processes, eventually creating a mixed media collage piece that is both meaningful and individual.

They study the work of artists and generate research to inspire their own responses.
Assessment

Teacher assessment of class work and homeworks throughout the project.

Overall teacher assessment of the PAINT unit on completion.

Teacher assessment of class work and homeworks throughout the project. 

Overall teacher assessment of the ARTIST LED STUDY unit on completion

Teacher assessment of class work and homeworks throughout the project.

Overall teacher assessment on completion of the unit.

Term 3

Complete PAINT work.

Drawing tasks continue throughout the year to build skills 

Continue and complete the ARTIST LED STUDY.

 Drawing tasks continue throughout the year to build skills 

 

 Key stage 4 (10-11)

  Year 10 Year 11
Term 1

Coursework Assignment 1

Themes, techniques and processes will vary from group to group, but students will develop personal work showing evidence of the four Assessment Objectives. These require students to…

·       Develop ideas through investigations (including investigating the work of artists, designers, craftspeople)

·       Refine ideas through experimentation with techniques, media and processes

·       Record their own ideas, insights and observations

·       Present a personal and meaningful response.

Assignment 1 is teacher led and students will be introduced to a variety of ways of working, often through a workshop approach, and given tasks to work on to build their assignment and develop their skills. Towards the end of the assignment, they are encouraged to develop more individual responses and outcomes.

Continue and complete Assignment 2.

Deadline for completion of all coursework is Christmas. Coursework (includes Assignment 1 and 2) is worth 60% of the GCSE grade.

Assessment Assessment- teacher assessment of pieces of classwork and homework as the assignment progresses.

Assessment- teacher assessment of pieces of classwork and homework as the assignment progresses.

MOCK EXAM in December, which requires students to work on final conclusions for Assignment 2.
Term 2 Continuation of Assignment 1

Externally Set Assignment

Students begin to work on their examined assignment, worth 40% of their grade. They choose from 7 starting points set by AQA and work through this as an assignment, building evidence for the 4 Assessment Objectives, which require students to

·       Develop ideas through investigations (including investigating the work of artists, designers, craftspeople)

·       Refine ideas through experimentation with techniques, media and processes

·       Record their own ideas, insights and observations

·       Present a personal and meaningful response.

Development work for the Externally Set Assignment builds throughout January until April and is marked as part of their assessment.
Assessment

Assessment- teacher assessment of pieces of classwork and homework as the assignment progresses.

Teacher assessment of the overall assignment on completion, using the GCSE Assessment Objectives
 
Term 3

Completion of Assignment 1

Assignment 2

Students begin their second coursework assignment. Although this begins in a structured way, students are encouraged to work more independently. Themes, techniques and processes vary and again,  work is structured to build evidence of the GCSE Assessment Objectives (see above)
Conclusion of the Externally Set Assignment as students complete their personal responses in 10 hours of supervised time at the end of April.
Assessment

Assessment- teacher assessment of pieces of classwork and homework as the assignment progresses.

 

Key stage 5 (12-13)

  Year 12 - Art, Craft, Design Year 13 - Art, Craft, Design
Term 1

Topic 1 (E.g. Being Human/ Human Form)

Workshops on the theme, focused around the human form:

  • Drawing, varied approaches and analysis from observation
  • Painting, acrylic and oil
  • Printmaking
  • Animation
  • Photography and digital editing

 

Students self initiated study alongside workshops:

  • investigating and analysing artists work
  • Further practical exploration of work initiated in workshops
  • Artist led experimentation

 

Presentation of work, assessment and reflection point.

Continue with Personal Investigations and accompanying essay.

 

Students are given feedback through reviews of individual development work throughout the term.
Term 2

Topic 2 (E.g. Architecture)

Workshops on the theme, focused on architectural forms and structures:

  • Drawing and painting (perspective)
  • Sculpture (card/ paper/ clay)
  • Etching
  • Photography and digital editing
  • Typography/ graphics

 

Students self initiated study alongside workshops:

Ø  investigating and analysing artists work

Ø  Further practical exploration of work initiated in workshops

Ø  Artist led experimentation

 

Presentation of work, assessment and reflection point.

Conclude the Personal Investigation presenting a personal response, to be completed by the end of January.

 

Begin the Externally Set Assignment in February.

Externally Set Assignment

Students begin to work on their examined assignment, worth 40% of their grade. They choose from  starting points set by AQA and work through this as an assignment, building evidence for the 4 Assessment Objectives, which require students to

·       Develop ideas through investigations (including investigating the work of artists, designers, craftspeople)

·       Refine ideas through experimentation with techniques, media and processes

·       Record their own ideas, insights and observations

·       Present a personal and meaningful response.

Term 3

 Students begin their Personal Investigations. This is a significant and sustained practical investigation into a theme or idea chosen by them. The Personal Investigation is worth 60% of the A Level grade. Students are required to show evidence of the 4 Assessment Objectives. They must show evidence of

  • Developing ideas through investigations, demonstrating critical understanding of sources
  • Refining work by exploring ideas, selecting and experimenting with appropriate media, materials, techniques and process
  • Recording ideas, observations and insights relevant to intentions as work progresses

·       Presenting a personal and meaningful response that realizes intentions and demonstrates understanding of visual language

Students are given feedback through reviews of individual development work throughout the term.

Complete all preparatory work for the Externally Set Assignment.

In May, students undertake 15 hours of supervised time, completing and concluding their Externally Set Assignment.
Assessment Assessment week / resit trials Resit trials
  Year 12 - TEXTILE DESIGN Year 13
Term 1

Theme based workshops

Students respond to a given theme, exploring ideas through a workshop based approach.

Workshops centre around printmaking techniques and fabric manipulation techniques.

 

Students self-initiated study alongside workshops:

Ø  investigating and analysing artists work

Ø  Further practical exploration of work initiated in workshops

Ø  Artist led experimentation

 

Feedback is given to students through tutorials throughout the term.

Continue with Personal Investigations and accompanying essay.

 

Students are given feedback through reviews of individual development work throughout the term.
Term 2

Students plan and produce a final outcome/ outcomes using textile media, processes and techniques based on their self initiated study throughout January

From February, students undertake a mock exam, choosing from starting points set by the exam board on past papers. This takes the form of an assignment, where they must build evidence of sustained work that shows evidence of the 4 Assessment Objectives, which require students to

·       Develop ideas through investigations (including investigating the work of artists, designers, craftspeople)

·       Refine ideas through experimentation with techniques, media and processes

·       Record their own ideas, insights and observations

·       Present a personal and meaningful response.

Feedback is given to students through tutorials throughout the term.

Conclude the Personal Investigation presenting a personal response, to be completed by the end of January.

 

Begin the Externally Set Assignment in February.

Externally Set Assignment

Students begin to work on their examined assignment, worth 40% of their grade. They choose from  starting points set by AQA and work through this as an assignment, building evidence for the 4 Assessment Objectives, which require students to

·       Develop ideas through investigations (including investigating the work of artists, designers, craftspeople)

·       Refine ideas through experimentation with techniques, media and processes

·       Record their own ideas, insights and observations

·       Present a personal and meaningful response.

Term 3

Students plan and produce a final outcome/ outcomes using textile media, processes and techniques based on their mock exam starting point during May

 Students begin their Personal Investigations. This is a significant and sustained practical investigation into a theme or idea chosen by them. The Personal Investigation is worth 60% of the A Level grade. Students are required to show evidence of the 4 Assessment Objectives. They must show evidence of

  • Developing ideas through investigations, demonstrating critical understanding of sources
  • Refining work by exploring ideas, selecting and experimenting with appropriate media, materials, techniques and process
  • Recording ideas, observations and insights relevant to intentions as work progresses

·       Presenting a personal and meaningful response that realizes intentions and demonstrates understanding of visual language

Students are given feedback through reviews of individual development work throughout the term.

Complete all preparatory work for the Externally Set Assignment.

In May, students undertake 15 hours of supervised time, completing and concluding their Externally Set Assignment.
Assessment Assessment week / resit trials Resit trials

 

Useful websites

www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/art and design

www.studentartguide.com

www.museums-sheffield.org.uk