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Art & Design

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“Every child is an Artist” – Pablo Picasso

As a department we aspire to make Art and Design enjoyable, interesting and challenging for

every pupil regardless of their ability.

In the Art department we will develop pupils’ creativity and ideas, and increase proficiency in their application of techniques and processes. As pupils progress through years 8, 9 and 10, they should be able to develop their thinking skills and personal capabilities and grow a more rigorous understanding of art and design and how it helps shape our history, culture and the outside world.

At the end of year 10 pupils are given the opportunity to continue their studies in Art and Design by choosing 2 pathways; GCSE Art and Design or OCN Art and Design.

Key stage 3 Aims:

  • To explore the formal visual elements of art; line, texture, tone, pattern, shape and form through termly set themes
  • To use a range of techniques to record their observations in their personal sketchbooks as a basis for exploring their ideas
  • To use a range of techniques and media, including painting and ceramics
  • To increase their proficiency in the handling of different materials and information
  • To analyse and evaluate their own work, and that of others past and present
  • To prepare all pupils for the next stage in their artistic pathway

Year 8 Art and Design

Term 1 Term 2 Term 3
Introduction to the formal visual elements; tone, colour, texture and line Natural forms Exotic fruits
Exploring and investigating the work of: Van Gogh/Matisse/Anselm Keifer Exploring and investigating the work of: Yayoi Kusama/William Morris/Beatriz Milhazes Exploring and investigating the work of: Angela Faustina/Carolee Clark and others

Year 9 Art and Design

Term 1 Term 2 Term 3
Observational drawing/mark making techniques & Skulls Insects Under the sea
Exploring and investigating the work of: Alexander McQueen/Otto Dix/Day of the dead and many others. Exploring and investigating the work of: Rosalind Monks, Lucy Arnold, Kelly Stanford, Christopher Marley, Mike Libby, Cath Hodsman, Abby Diamond Exploring and investigating the work of: Vincent Scarpace/Michelle Parsons

Year 10 Art and Design

Term 1 Term 2 Term 3
Observational drawing/mark making techniques Ceramics Structures
Exploring and investigating the work of: Amelia Kramer/Jean-Michel Basquiat/Judy Glanzman/ Exploring and investigating the work of: H R Geiger/Jim Henson/Tim Burton/Pixar Exploring and investigating the work of: Ian Murphy/Laura Oldfield Ford/Karl Blossfeldt and the art movement, futurism

GCSE Art and Design (CCEA)


This is a 2 year course. Within the two-year course pupils are required to complete an Exploratory Portfolio of coursework, a body of work Investigating the Creative and Cultural Industries and a final examination unit. Pupils have the opportunity to work in both 2D and 3D Fine Art and Design.

During each project pupils will explore a theme, develop ideas and plan and produce a final outcome.

Research, investigation and experimentation are an integral part of each body of work. Pupils often visit local galleries for inspiration and undertake workshops by visiting artists.

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Component 1: Part A Exploratory Portfolio Year 11
Component 1: Part B Investigating the Creative and Cultural Industries Year 12
Component 2 Externally Set Assignment – released in January Year 12
60% coursework 40% exam – externally moderated

GCSE Moving Image Arts (CCEA)

This is a 2 year course. GCSE Moving Image Arts (MIA) offers students a unique opportunity to develop and nurture their budding skills as film-makers.

MIA is an ideal choice for students wishing to pursue a career in the creative industries, which value and promote independence, originality, creative enterprise and technical skill. The course develops creative and critical abilities in writing, directing, editing, producing and analysing films from a range of contexts and disciplines.

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Component 1 External online exam Year 12
Component 2 Acquisition of skills – 4 controlled tasks Year 11
Component 3 Planning & making a Moving Image Product Year 12
60% coursework 40% online exam in June of year 12 – externally moderated

Art and Design (OCN) level 2

This is a 2 year course. The OCN NI Level 2 Certificate in Art and Design qualification has been developed to provide learners with an opportunity to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to contribute to art and design activities. In order to achieve this qualification, learners must successfully complete a minimum of 15 credits from the optional units.

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Year 11 Units covered: Materials exploration, Contextual studies & craft work 9 credits
Year 12 Units covered: Jewellery and Mixed media painting methods 6 credits
15 credits in total – internally assessed and externally moderated in June of year 12

Art and Design (OCN) Level 3

This is a 2 year course. Over a two year course pupils will work towards completing a Certificate (Year 13) and a full Diploma (Year 14) in Art and Design.

This qualification provides an understanding of art, design and craft through engagement with the work of artists and designers. Students have the opportunity to gain practical and creative skills by working with the 2D and 3D materials, processes and techniques of their choice. Available options include photography, graphic design, 3D, fine art and fashion.

This course will prepare students for the next stage in their creative pathway, to study at University.

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Year 13 Units covered: Art in context, Fine Art Drawing Unit, Fine Art Painting Unit
Year 14 Units covered: How artists use 2D materials, Planning and research, Realising an outcome
Internally assessed and externally moderated in year 13 and year 14

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‘We endeavour to provide a caring, learning environment where each child feels valued and respected’