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Year 7 Course Overview Throughout Key Stage 3 students will cover a broad range of projects designed to give them the opportunity to develop both their drawing skills and their experience of working with a variety of media and techniques, in both two and 3 dimensions. Students will also explore the work of different Artist’s and Art Movements in order to broaden their understanding of the subject. The areas covered will form a grounding in Art and Design which will also prepare students who will go on to study Art and Design at GCSE. Within Art and Design we work on extended projects which will usually last the term, sometimes with extension activities. The resources on the academy Hub include power point presentations and resource sheets linked to specific projects covered during the year. In the first term students in Year 7 are working on the theme of Portraiture, and linking this with the work of the artist Hundertwasser. The materials students explore may include; pencil, ink, wax resist and paint. Students will develop skills working in shade, tone, contrast and texture in pencil work, as well as developing responses in a range of media from their own drawn studies. During Year 7 we also explore the themes of Environment, this can include looking at the local landscape and the work of artists such as Peter Brook or Ton Shulten. The Underworld and fantasy creatures is also a topic which is covered during year 7 Homework Homework activities will vary depending on the specific project your child is working on. These tasks will vary but may cover a range of drawing techniques, gathering of information, researching particular Artists. Additional tasks may be set by subject staff according to specific project requirements. Assesssment Assessment of work is ongoing throughout the term, is given at the end of the project. Year 8 Course Overview Throughout Key Stage 3 students will cover a broad range of projects designed to give them the opportunity to develop both their drawing skills and their experience of working with a variety of media and techniques, in both two and 3 dimensions. Students will also explore the work of different Artist’s and Art Movements in order to broaden their understanding of the subject. The areas covered will form a grounding in Art and Design which will also prepare students who will go on to study Art and design at GCSE. Within Art and Design we work on extended projects which will usually last the term, sometimes with extension activities. The resources on the academy Hub include power point presentations and resource sheets linked to specific projects covered during the year. During Year 8 we also explore the themes of the Decorative Arts, looking at a range of Art Movements such as Art Deco and Art Nouveau. Narrative in Art in a variety of forms is also studied, this may be in the form of comic and Graphic Novel styles, but may also look at illustration and animation. Abstraction in Art is also a topic which is covered during year 8.Students will have the opportunity to work with a variety 2D and 3D media to enable them to expand on the skills they acquired last year. Homework Homework activities will vary depending on the specific project your child is working on. These tasks will vary but may cover a range of drawing techniques, gathering of information, researching particular Artists. Additional tasks may be set by subject staff according to project requirements. Assessment Assessment of work is ongoing throughout the term, is given at the end of the project. Help for this course (All years) You can support your child’s work in art by ensuring they have some Art materials at home. These may just be the basic equipment such as a 2B or 4B shading pencil, pencil crayons, pens. Materials such as watercolours, glue and collage materials would also be useful. Any opportunities to visit local or national galleries would be a valuable experience. We have some good local galleries, all of which have changing exhibition programmes; Bankfield Dean Clough Galleries Piece Hall (when reopened) Salts Mill Yorkshire Sculpture Park Hepworth Gallery (Wakefield) Other Leeds and Bradford galleries Access to the internet gives students an amazing range of opportunities to look at gallery websites or research the work of specific Artists.
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GCSE Art and Design Course Structure The resources on the Academy Hub include power point presentations and resource sheets linked to specific projects covered during the year. These projects can include; Spaces and Places Self- Identity Natural Forms Buildings Still-Life Cellular Structure Natural Forms Issues. Students are expected to be working in their sketchbooks each week, and continuing their response to the Assessment Objectives which cover these 4 areas; Artist’s research Looking at the work of Artist’s craftspeople and designers, this research may take the form of studies or notes and observations on the work. Developing and experimenting Exploring different materials and techniques and evaluating their success, explain what worked, what didn’t and why. Developing a range of different ideas for their final outcome, students need to show a wide range of ideas have been considered. Record and Research This may be in the form of drawings, painting and photographs. It can also include written work, recording your ideas and evaluating effectiveness. If student’s can take their own (primary sources) to develop their resources, they will receive higher marks than if they simply use an image off the internet.( secondary source). Outcome The final piece produced at the end of the planning stage. How work is assessed Assessment of work is ongoing throughout the term. Students will have an assessment booklet in the front of their sketchbooks where we comment on their response to the 4 assessment objectives, and indicate areas for development. We use the assessment booklets rather than writing in the student’s actual sketchbooks, as this gives them the opportunity to add into and develop work whilst maintaining the quality of presentation of the planning work. An overall Grade is given at the end of the project. Further Study in Art and design covers a wide range of courses. AS and A level in Art and design, Many further Education colleges offer different levels of course in Art and Design, Photography, Graphics and fashion. Subject Support You can support your child’s work in art by ensuring they have some Art materials at home. These may just be the basic equipment such as a 2B or 4B shading pencil, pencil crayons, pens. Materials such as watercolours, glue and collage materials would also be useful. At GCSE level students may need to take their own photographs, so access to a camera/ camera phone would be useful. Any opportunities to visit local or national galleries would be a valuable experience. We have some good local galleries, all of which have changing exhibition programmes; Bankfield, Dean Clough Galleries, Piece Hall (when reopened) Salts Mill Yorkshire Sculpture Park Hepworth Gallery (Wakefield). Other Leeds and Bradford galleries. Access to the internet gives students an amazing range of opportunities to look at gallery websites or research the work of specific Artists. Examination Board: AQA
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Lightcliffe Academy, Stoney Lane, Lightcliffe, Halifax, HX3 8TL Tel: 01422 201028 Fax: 01422 204615 contactus@lightcliffeacademy.co.uk Abbey Multi Academy Trust, c/o Chapter House, Abbey Grange Church of England Academy, Butcher Hill, Leeds, LS16 5EA Tel: 0113 257877 enquiries@abbeytrust.org
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