Strategic Intent

Our Art and Design curriculum aims for all pupils to produce creative work, exploring their own ideas that have been inspired by looking at great artists, craft makers and designers.

It is our aim for all students to become proficient in drawing, painting and photography. These foundational skills will enable the young people to develop their own personalised pathways and independently explore a range of materials.

Home Learning

KS3:

  • Year 7 and 8 quizzes will be set on SMHW weekly.
  • Year 7 and 8 will have an optional practical homework task that is set every three weeks.

KS4:

  • Year 9, 10 and 11 will be set weekly homework quizzes as well as compulsory practical homework’s every two weeks.

 

KS5:

  • 5 hours of independent study.

 

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Research page on the formal elements

 

Draw a toy from home.

 

Drawing 3D shapes sheet 1,2 &3.

 

 

 

Architecture title page

 

Create your name in 1-point perspective

 

1-point perspective street

 

 

 

 

 

Visual collage on theme

 

Observational studies

 

Patrick Caulfield artist research

 

 

 

Observational studies

 

Chuck close response

 

gridded drawing

 

Personalised homework’s for each students’ project.

Using A level booklet to complete artist research tasks and further knowledge of technique

Personalised homework’s for each students’ project.

SPRING

Cubism Research &

Cubism Title Page

 

Turn object/animal shape into cubist design

 

Drawing using the grid method x2 sheets

Download a Pinterest account and pin your favourite images of buildings.

 

Take photographs of London buildings

 

Download and edit images on Snap Seed App

Observational study using mark making

 

Symbolism research page

 

Gridded Drawing page

 

 

 

 

 

Observational studies

 

Gridded drawing

 

Mono- printing

 

Shephard Fairey artist research

 

What is lino printing?

 

 

Personalised homework’s for each students’ project

Personalised homework’s for each students’ project

Personalised homework’s for each students’ project

SUMMER

Colour wheel

using collage

 

Harmonious and complementary colours

 

 

Grid method using colour – practice

 

Research into textiles and create an information page

 

repeat pattern

Design motif based on the shard

 

Create a design using a London Skyline

Create research on pronk and anti-pronk vanitas

 

Bring objects that link to the theme of ‘party’ for a vanitas photoshoot

 

Create a still life composition from home and create an A3 tonal drawing

 

 

Personalised homework’s for each students’ project.

 

 

 

Personalised homework’s for each students’ project

Personalised homework’s for each students’ project

Personalised homework’s for each students’ project

ART – Home Learning.

PHOTOGRAPHY – Home Learning

 

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Photographs for the Formal elements in Photography

 

Uploading images to digital portfolio.

 

Create a Pinterest account

 

Photographs of nature.

 

Uploading images to digital portfolio.

 

 

Surrealism research and artists mood-board.

 

 

Photoshoot plan drawing and annotated sheet.

 

Erwin Wurm photoshoot.

Upload and annotate.

 

Photoshoot plan drawing and annotated sheet for Hide set.

 

John Clang photoshoot plan.

 

John Clang ‘Sleeping on the job’ set.

 

Annotate the John Clang set.

Personalised homework’s for each students’ project.

 

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Download a Pinterest account and pin your favourite images of buildings.

 

Take photographs of London buildings

 

Download and edit images on Snap Seed App

Food mood board using Pinterest.

 

Studio lighting set up drawing

YouTube video on how to set up home photoshoot

 

Set up own home studio and take food photos.

Uploading images to digital portfolio.

 

Photography Skills Workshop photoshoots.

 

Slow shutter speed

Light writing.

 

Fats shutter speed.

Sequence and sports photography

Personalised homework’s for each students’ project.

 

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Take self-portraits on phone.

 

Upload self portraits and print out.

 

Use the photocopier to duplicate images.

 

Bring in some old photographs of yourself to be scanned.

Personalised homework’s for each students’ project.

 

Personalised homework’s for each students’ project.

 

CARES Coverage

Students experience the creative process of being reflective about the work they produce. They aspire to imitate the work of others and demonstrate resilience in refining their competency. They develop an appreciation for the delicate resource and demonstrate self-management in looking after the materials.

Access and Exposure/Advice Guidance

  • Students will have an opportunity to visit different galleries in London. We have had students work with galleries to develop their drawing or analytical skills.
  • Each of our members of staff have a specialism, in our department we cover printmaking, painting, ceramics, sculpture, collage, digital art, photography and textiles. We can then expose our students to a wide range of materials and mediums.

British Values Coverage

The Art and Design course provides opportunities for pupils to engage in making art and at the same time reinforcing the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs in an exciting and visual way.

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Coverage

Working with others in groups, appreciating works of art from people of different ages, cultures and ethnicities and develop awareness of the emotional, social and economic impact of Art and Design. 

Art - Curriculum Coverage

 

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Course Title

National Curriculum

National Curriculum

AQA GCSE Fine Art

AQA GCSE Fine Art:

 

AQA GCSE Fine Art:

 

AQA A-Level

Fine Art

AQA A-Level

Fine Art

Autumn

Formal Elements

Architecture

Art Taster

Drawing from observation.

Personal Investigation

‘Expressions’

(Unit 1)

Personal Investigation

‘Expressions’

(Unit 1)

Workshops

Independent Project

Spring

Formal Elements

Architecture

 

Photography Taster

Still life

Art Skills Workshop

 

 

Exam component

(Unit 2)

Personal Investigation.

Contextual Study

(Unit 1)

Completion Independent Project and Contextual Study.

Beginning of the Exam Component. (Unit 2)

Summer

Formal Elements

Architecture

 

Textiles

Taster

Vanitas

Beginning of Personal Investigation.

Expressions

(Unit 1)

Completion of Exam Component and Final Exam.

Continuation of Personal Investigation.

Contextual Study

(Unit 1

Completion of Exam Component and Final Exam.

 

Photography - Curriculum Coverage

 

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Course Title

N/A

N/A

AQA GCSE Art and Design: Photography

AQA GCSE Art and Design: Photography

AQA GCSE Art and Design: Photography

Autumn Term

N/A

N/A

Formal Elements: Photography. Kew Garden Magazine

Beginning of Personal Investigation.

‘Surrealism’

(Unit 1)

Completion of Personal Investigation.

‘Surrealism’

(Unit 1)

Spring Term

N/A

Photocollage

Food Photography

Photography Skills Workshops

Exam component

(Unit 2)

Summer Term

N/A

N/A

Past, Present Future. Photo Collage

Continuation of Personal Investigation.

‘Surrealism’

(Unit 1)

Exam component

(Unit 2)

 

Textiles - Curriculum Coverage

 

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Course Title

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AQA GCSE Art and Design: Textiles

AQA GCSE Art and Design: Photography

AQA GCSE Art and Design: Photography

Autumn Term

N/A

N/A

Hand Embroidery

Beginning of Personal Investigation.

(Unit 1)

Completion of Personal Investigation.

(Unit 1)

Spring Term

N/A

N/A

Create a bag

Textiles Skills Workshops

Exam component

(Unit 2)

Summer Term

N/A

Making Bags

Dyeing fabric

Continuation of Personal Investigation.

‘Surrealism’

(Unit 1)

Exam component

(Unit 2)