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Park High School

Welcome to the Art Department

"Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life." - Pablo Picasso

Head of Department:

Mr Lordan

e-mail: slordan1.310@parkhighstanmore.org.uk

Members of the Department:

Mr Lordan

Mrs Rayat

Mrs Wilkinson

Mrs Craig

Mrs Blanchard

 

Key Stage 

Across Key Stage 3 art, many artists are introduced either as snapshots or sustained investigations. This develops students’ cultural capital and encourages engagement in historical and contemporary art from diverse perspectives. Artists such as David Hockney, Georgia O’Keefe, Chuck Close, Frida Kahlo, Manga and Anime illustrators, Shepard Fairey and Shirin Neshant are studied to improve students’ knowledge and understanding of the professional art world. At Park High, we want every child to develop their knowledge and understanding of visual communication and their ability to ‘read’ an image. Our curriculum cultivates this understanding with the intention of supporting our students to become a confident audience and critical consumer of the arts. Our aim is that students build a body of knowledge which enables them to make informed judgments in a discipline that rarely employs rules, while also promoting the understanding that problems often have more than one solution.

Year 7 

The Year 7 curriculum starts with the formal elements of art and design: line, tone, shape, colour, pattern, texture, form and space. This core knowledge provides the foundation for all other elements of the curriculum students will encounter. Students develop their drawing skills by studying and practising tonal value in a variety of media including pencil, colour pencil, oil pastel and paint. The study of artists such as Hundertwasser, Kandinsky, Matisse and Warhol. This enables students to build up knowledge of key elements and motifs in order to design and create their own pieces. Drawing from primary observation is utilised as much as possible, so that students develop an understanding of form and space. This also helps build upon student’s fine motor skills and their knowledge of colour theory. 

Autumn Spring Summer

Base Line

Natural forms

Bugs

Environment

Man made form

 

Base Line

  • Students are tested on their core skills through a variety of short tasks.
  • Drawing and recording skills from Still Life
  • Primary Observation

Environment

  • Discovering the artists Hundertwasser and Gina Tripplet.
  • Exploring cultural symbols and patterns
  • Designing buildings and landscapes using different media, in the style of the artists.
  • Poly plate printing
  • Batik
  • Resist
  • Collage
  • Silk
  • Felting
  • Photoshop
  • Explore use of 2D media and core skills through mark making, colour mixing/ blending, line experiments and recording methods.
  • Mark making
  • Textiles
  • Collage
  • Main Formal elements used:
  • Colour, Line, Shape. Tone, Composition for expressive intentions.

Natural and Man Made forms

  • This is a drawing and painting fine art unit designed to improve student’s observational skills.
  • Drawing from real life and capturing realistic tone and 3D form.
  • Primary observation
  • Use of detail
  • Shading for tone and 3D form
  • Paint: colour mixing, layering & brush marks
  • Main Formal elements used:
  • Colour, Line, Shape. Composition, Tone for realistic intentions.

Bugs

  • Explore and observe ‘bugs’
  • Mixed media and print with a back ground inspired by puzzle/maze/camouflage’ and technology today.
  • Fantasy bug design
  • Clay bugs & recycled bugs
  • Graphics – stamp design
  • Group/paired paper mache bugs
  • Graphic design – stamp bugs
  • Exploring 3D form.
  • Ongoing development of 3D media use.
  • 3D - Modelling skills (carving, scoring, using slip etc. Construction and joining.
  • 2D – mono printing, illustration and mixed media.
  • Main Formal elements used:
  • Form, Shape, Texture. 

KS3 Assessment:

Home learning is allocated on a weekly basis by each department. It may be an isolated piece of work, a project, research or an alternative task which challenges the students to solidify their knowledge and / or extend it.

In the Summer Term, each student will sit a formal, internal exam which will consist of all elements taught throughout the course.  Appropriate preparation in the form of revision should be taken seriously with sufficient planning and organisation to ensure each student fulfils their potential.

Year 8  

In Year 8 the curriculum continues to employ the formal elements covered in Year 7 as a starting point for critically evaluating and making artwork. Students study portraiture and utilise the grid technique to transfer and enlarge images, explore proportion and develop their spatial awareness. Following this, Year 8 build on the cultural perspectives from Year 7 by exploring artists such as Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) and the visual imagery of the skull. Students use clay to create their own design based on this research. The final unit provides students with the opportunity to investigate landscape and architecture. In their work, they apply knowledge of perspective and explore 3D techniques, such as cardboard relief work. 

Autumn Spring Summer

Architecture

Noise

Portraits

 

 

Skulls

Architecture

  • 2D - The piece demonstrates perspective skills as well as mixed-media and the illusion of space and depth.
  • 3D - Sculpture: teacher selection: card, wire, plaster, clay, architectural design.
  • IT – Digital alien landscape

Notice:CD Design

  • The students develop a range of designs for a circular  CD.
  • ICT design work – digital imaging
  • Photography

Portraits

  • Traditional primary observation using proportion and tone.
  • Photography options

Skulls

  • Short 3D project to develop understanding and technical ability with clay/3D. Students develop a 3D design for a ‘fantasy’ skull and make it.

KS3 Assessment:

Home learning is allocated on a weekly basis by each department. It may be an isolated piece of work, a project, research or an alternative task which challenges the students to solidify their knowledge and / or extend it.

In the Summer Term, each student will sit a formal, internal exam which will consist of all elements taught throughout the course.  Appropriate preparation in the form of revision should be taken seriously with sufficient planning and organisation to ensure each student fulfils their potential.

Key Stage 4

Fine Art

Year 9  

Autumn Spring Summer

Robots

Surface

Movement

Robots - Observations in both 2D and 3D media: learning to use a wide range of tones sensitively to build up depth, leading to biomechanically inspired final piece(s).

Surface - Exploration of tactile textures and mark-making combined with still life to create a more traditional and painterly unit of work.

Movement - Abstracted responses are developed to this starting point of movement using mixed media, relief, 2D, small and large scale work.

KS4 Assessment:

All students who follow a Fine Art, Graphic design or Photography course will be given home learning weekly.  Wider reading is always useful either from the websites offered, the text book or as directed by their classroom teacher.

All Art courses are assessed through a mixture of coursework completed throughout the course, and a final practical examination. Coursework (60%) to be completed by January; final practical examination (40%) in May.

In the Summer Term, each student will sit a formal, internal exam which will consist of all elements taught throughout the course.  Appropriate preparation in the form of revision should be taken seriously with sufficient planning and organisation to ensure each student fulfils their potential.

Examination Board:

AQA Art and Design

Useful Reading Material:

AQA GCSE Art and Design

Year 10  

Art is assessed through a mixture of coursework completed throughout the course, and a final practical examination.

KS4 Assessment:

All students who follow a Fine Art, Graphic design or Photography course will be given home learning weekly.  Wider reading is always useful either from the websites offered, the text book or as directed by their classroom teacher.

All Art courses are assessed through a mixture of coursework completed throughout the course, and a final practical examination. Coursework (60%) to be completed by January; final practical examination (40%) in May.

In the Summer Term, each student will sit a formal, internal exam which will consist of all elements taught throughout the course.  Appropriate preparation in the form of revision should be taken seriously with sufficient planning and organisation to ensure each student fulfils their potential.

Examination Board:

AQA Art and Design

Useful Reading Material:

AQA GCSE Art and Design

Year 11 

Art is assessed through a mixture of coursework completed throughout the course, and a final practical examination.

KS4 Assessment:

All students who follow a Fine Art, Graphic design or Photography course will be given home learning weekly.  Wider reading is always useful either from the websites offered, the text book or as directed by their classroom teacher.

All Art courses are assessed through a mixture of coursework completed throughout the course, and a final practical examination. Coursework (60%) to be completed by January; final practical examination (40%) in May.

In the Summer Term, each student will sit a formal, internal exam which will consist of all elements taught throughout the course.  Appropriate preparation in the form of revision should be taken seriously with sufficient planning and organisation to ensure each student fulfils their potential.

GCSE Art

Coursework worth 60% 

practical examination worth 40%

Examination Board:

AQA Art and Design

Course Specification:

AQA 4200   GCSE Art and Design 

Qualification obtained:

GCSE Art and Design

Useful Reading Material:

GCSE Art and Design

Graphic Design  

Year 9 
 

Autumn Spring Summer

Robots

Illustration

Typography

Robots - Observations in a number of different media: learning to both observe detail and stylise, leading to the design for a bag using robot-inspired imagery.

Illustration - Students work to meet a Book Jacket Design brief combining illustration & lettering.

Typography - An exploration into and personal development of text use as graphic design.

KS4 Assessment:

All students who follow a Fine Art, Graphic design or Photography course will be given home learning weekly.  Wider reading is always useful either from the websites offered, the text book or as directed by their classroom teacher.

All Art courses are assessed through a mixture of coursework completed throughout the course, and a final practical examination. Coursework (60%) to be completed by January; final practical examination (40%) in May.

In the Summer Term, each student will sit a formal, internal exam which will consist of all elements taught throughout the course.  Appropriate preparation in the form of revision should be taken seriously with sufficient planning and organisation to ensure each student fulfils their potential.

Examination Board:

AQA Art and Design

Useful Reading Material:

AQA GCSE Art and Design

Year 10  

Graphic Design is assessed through a mixture of coursework completed throughout the course, and a final practical examination.

KS4 Assessment:

All students who follow a Fine Art, Graphic design or Photography course will be given home learning weekly.  Wider reading is always useful either from the websites offered, the text book or as directed by their classroom teacher.

All Art courses are assessed through a mixture of coursework completed throughout the course, and a final practical examination. Coursework (60%) to be completed by January; final practical examination (40%) in May.

In the Summer Term, each student will sit a formal, internal exam which will consist of all elements taught throughout the course.  Appropriate preparation in the form of revision should be taken seriously with sufficient planning and organisation to ensure each student fulfils their potential.

Examination Board:

AQA Art and Design

Useful Reading Material:

AQA GCSE Art and Design

Year 11 

Graphic Design is assessed through a mixture of coursework completed throughout the course, and a final practical examination.

KS4 Assessment:

All students who follow a Fine Art, Graphic design or Photography course will be given home learning weekly.  Wider reading is always useful either from the websites offered, the text book or as directed by their classroom teacher.

All Art courses are assessed through a mixture of coursework completed throughout the course, and a final practical examination. Coursework (60%) to be completed by January; final practical examination (40%) in May.

In the Summer Term, each student will sit a formal, internal exam which will consist of all elements taught throughout the course.  Appropriate preparation in the form of revision should be taken seriously with sufficient planning and organisation to ensure each student fulfils their potential.

GCSE Graphic Design

Coursework worth 60% 

practical examination worth 40%

Examination Board :

AQA

Course Specification:

AQA 4203   Graphics Communication 

Qualification obtained:

GCSE Graphics Communication

Photography 

Year 9  

Autumn Spring Summer

Robots

Portraits

Surrealism

Robots - Students are introduced to the basics of photography and the darkroom. Photos of mechanical forms are used to design and create collages robots.

Portraits- Students learn to photograph in studio conditions, controlling lighting and composition. A range of portrait photographers are used to inspire the work.

Surrealism - Digital imaging and learning to use Photoshop advanced skills.

 

KS4 Assessment:

All students who follow a Fine Art, Graphic design or Photography course will be given home learning weekly.  Wider reading is always useful either from the websites offered, the text book or as directed by their classroom teacher.

All Art courses are assessed through a mixture of coursework completed throughout the course, and a final practical examination. Coursework (60%) to be completed by January; final practical examination (40%) in May.

In the Summer Term, each student will sit a formal, internal exam which will consist of all elements taught throughout the course.  Appropriate preparation in the form of revision should be taken seriously with sufficient planning and organisation to ensure each student fulfils their potential.

Examination Board:

AQA Art and Design

Useful Reading Material:

AQA GCSE Art and Design

Year 10  

Photography is assessed through a mixture of coursework completed throughout the course, and a final practical examination.

KS4 Assessment:

All students who follow a Fine Art, Graphic design or Photography course will be given home learning weekly.  Wider reading is always useful either from the websites offered, the text book or as directed by their classroom teacher.

All Art courses are assessed through a mixture of coursework completed throughout the course, and a final practical examination. Coursework (60%) to be completed by January; final practical examination (40%) in May.

In the Summer Term, each student will sit a formal, internal exam which will consist of all elements taught throughout the course.  Appropriate preparation in the form of revision should be taken seriously with sufficient planning and organisation to ensure each student fulfils their potential  

Examination Board:

AQA Art and Design

Useful Reading Material:

AQA GCSE Art and Design                           

Year 11  

Photography is assessed through a mixture of coursework completed throughout the course, and a final practical examination.

KS4 Assessment:

All students who follow a Fine Art, Graphic design or Photography course will be given home learning weekly.  Wider reading is always useful either from the websites offered, the text book or as directed by their classroom teacher.

All Art courses are assessed through a mixture of coursework completed throughout the course, and a final practical examination. Coursework (60%) to be completed by January; final practical examination (40%) in May.

In the Summer Term, each student will sit a formal, internal exam which will consist of all elements taught throughout the course.  Appropriate preparation in the form of revision should be taken seriously with sufficient planning and organisation to ensure each student fulfils their potential.

GCSE Photography

Coursework worth 60% 

practical examination worth 40%

Examination Board :

AQA

Course Specification:

AQA 4206   Photography 

Qualification obtained:

GCSE Photography

Park High School

Thistlecroft Gardens, Stanmore,
Middlesex, HA7 1PL

Headteacher:Mrs Colette O'Dwyer

Email:info@parkhighstanmore.org.uk

Phone:020 8952 2803

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