Meet the staff
Adele Percival - Curriculum leader
 
Subject overview
Our aim is to support students in developing their creativity, allowing them to produce work that they can display and be proud of. We cover a range of topics and techniques to give you a range of opportunities and experiences. Art is not simply about drawing. It is about the development of skills and ideas and exploring creativity
 
Key Stage 3
At key stage 3 we aim to develop basic skills and introduce students to a range of media, materials and techniques. We begin to look at different artistic styles and develop students creativity to prepare them for key stage 4.
Assessment takes place continuously. Students build up evidence of skills in their sketch books and personalised learning charts are updated termly to track progress.
 

KS3 Art and Design  
 

 

Year 7

Year 8

Autumn 1

Realism V’s Surrealism

Eyes, tonal drawings, experimentation with materials, final outcome

Cubism

Birds, Fragmentation, design development

Autumn 2

Greek / Cultural Art

 Mythical creatures

Mexican Day of the Dead

Skulls, Mexican culture, print workshops

Spring 1

Contemporary still life

Insects, Monoprinting

Illustration / Graffiti Art

Jon Burgerman , Banksy

Spring 2

Lowry – Architecture

Perspective , colour wheel, photography

Surrealist Portraits

Emotions, Artist research, digital art

Summer 1

Lowry – Contemporary and commercial ceramics

Clay houses

Surrealist Portraits

Final outcome production

Summer 2

Landscape / Seascape

Pointillism, mark-making, natural forms

Personal Project

Artist research, design ideas and experiments, outcome production

 

 

 

 

KS4 Art and Design    

 

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

 

Autumn 1

Identity

Portraits, drawing techniques

Structures

Natural, manmade, Artist research responses

Personal Project Development,

PPE completion and review

Autumn 2

Identity

Print-making, experimental developments

Structures

Development and experimentation

Personal Project Outcomes , Component 1 completion

Spring 1

Identity

Final outcome production

Structures

Final outcome production

Externally Set Assignment 

Research, analysis, experimentation, outcome planning

Spring 2

Local landscapes Tyneside project

Research, primary sources

Personal Project

Initial research, experimentation, Artist research

Externally Set Assignment

Timed examination and statement

Summer  1

Local landscapes

Tyneside project development, experimentation

Personal Project

Design development, experimentation

 

Summer  2

Local landscapes

Digital postcard development, outcomes

Personal Project

Artists style, critical studies

 

 

Revision
For inspiration, students can go to www.saatchiart.com . They will find a range of current artists and can search by style or theme. There are a number of online galleries available, but Pinterest can be great for inspiring ideas. Youtube is extremely useful for picking up tips on techniques.
 
Supporting your child in this subject
At KS4, students often bring work home to refine and improve. Keeping to deadlines is vital, as there is a great deal of work to be completed to provide as much evidence as possible for their portfolio.  In years 9 and 10 pupils are set weekly drawing tasks to develop their skills and confidence.
KS3 students are set homework fortnightly. This can range from research tasks, to drawing practice.
If students need specialist equipment/materials to complete homework tasks, the department is available at lunchtimes and after school to support.
Extra curricular activities
Key Stage 3 Art club runs after school each Wednesday.
Extra support is available to KS4 students after school on Weds and Thurs, and any lunchtime.