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Blackfen School for Girls

Blackfen School for Girls

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Art and Design

Welcome to the Art & Design Department, part of the Creativity & Performance Faculty

The Art & Design department endeavours to equip students with ability to question, analyse and experiment, as well as enabling them to achieve the ability to develop creative thinking skills, confidence in challenging their own perception of Art and Design in a wider social content. The department endeavours to provide each student with individual pathways in order develop personal inquiries and challenges.

Year 7 

Term

Unit of Work

Summary

Autumn term 1

Investigating Portraits

By the end of this unit students will: develop an understanding of orientation, composition, scale, proportion, shape, form and tone. Student will build on basic skills within drawing and improve their power of observation.

Autumn Term 2

Spring Term 1

Using different techniques and Media

By the end of this unit students will: develop an understanding of the museum as a resource and develop their understanding of the narratives within the theme of portraits. Student within this project will  create their own portraits using different media and techniques

Spring Term 2

Summer Term 1

Composition & mixed media.

By the end of this unit students will: experiment with materials and the printed image. Students will develop their understanding of mix media techniques

Summer Term 2

Year 8 

Term

Unit of Work

Summary

Autumn term 1

Investigating Objects

By the end of this unit students will develop and understanding of positive and negative space, depth of space and experimental mark making. Students will encourage questioning drawing and investigate its potential.

Autumn Term 2

Spring Term 1

Composition and Viewpoints

By the end of this unit students will, develop their understanding of the narratives within painting and explore and experiment with a variety of techniques.

Spring Term 2

Summer Term 1

Developing 3D skills

By the end of this unit students will produce work that will show the development of 2D to 3D work

Summer Term 2

Year 9 

Term

Unit of Work

Summary

Autumn term 1

Investigating Contextual Studies - Surrealism

By the end of this unit students will, develop and understanding of illustration, student will experiment with concepts of communicating through drawing using a variety of materials, using contextual studies to link the work. Students will develop their knowledge of perspective and space.

Autumn Term 2

Spring Term 1

Composition and Techniques

By the end of this unit students will, develop and understanding of printing techniques from mono-print to screen printing, develop and understanding of Photoshop.

Spring Term 2

Summer Term 1

Developing 2D to 3D

By the end of this unit students will, develop their understanding of three dimensional techniques. Students will use this understanding to develop an understanding of how to develop work from sketchbook work

Summer Term 2

At key stage four the art and design department endeavours to provide students with a broad range of opportunities to develop a variety of disciplines. At present the department offers three subject areas in Fine Art, Graphics and photography. Students will work under the AQA specification. All students who undertake a GCSE in Art and design will submit 45 hours of coursework portfolio which will equate to 60% of their overall grade. Student will be expected to undertake an examination project which equates to 40% of the overall grade.

http://web.aqa.org.uk/students.php

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/art/

http://collectives.tate.org.uk/content/student-resources

Year 10 Fine Art 

Fine Art complies of drawing, painting, sculpture, print, mix media, film, photography and installation. Students develop their knowledge and understanding throughout year 10 through practical workshops and contextual studies.

Term

Unit(s) of Work

Summary

Autumn term 1

Component 1. Portfolio.

Project 1. Natural forms.

Observation.
The Formal Elements  

By the end of this unit students will, develop their understanding of drawing practice; focus on improving their confidence and standards of the formal elements in art, students will experiment and develop their drawing and painting skills with observation studies,  insights into other artists work and methods as a form of communication. They will learn to record and analyse with written annotation contextualising their work and the works of others, as well as understanding how to develop a project to the AQA Assessment Objectives..

Autumn Term 2

Spring Term 1

Natural forms.          

Printing workshops.

By the end of this unit students will, explore and develop an understanding of the printing processes. Students will be introduced to a variety of techniques used in printing with skill based workshops. Mono-print, dry point etching, screen printing and stencil printing.

Spring Term 2

Summer Term 1

Natural forms.   

The Power of the Object 3D

By the end of this unit students will, develop their understanding of natural forms into 3D structure. They will use a variety of materials to explore and develop their ideas. Clay, wire, textiles and card. Students will have the opportunity to exhibit their work in an end of year exhibition.

Summer Term 2

Year 10 Photography 

Photography compiles with students developing an understanding of the traditional wet process, the digital process, editing through photo-shop, film and animation. Students will also develop a coursework portfolio through project briefs.  

Term

Unit(s) of Work

Summary

Autumn term 1

Component 1. Portfolio.

Project 1. Natural forms.

Micro photography.

By the end of this unit students will, develop their understanding of the dark room the wet process, photograms and pin-hole cameras. Students will develop their knowledge of still life composition and lighting. They will learn to record and analyse with written annotation contextualising their work and the works of others, as well as understanding how to develop a project to the AQA Assessment Objectives.

Autumn Term 2

Spring Term 1

Natural forms.

Micro photography.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Project 2.

View Points

By the end of this unit students will, Develop their understanding of how to use a digital SLR camera in the manual process, editing in photo shop, printing and portfolio production.

 

By the end of this unit students will, develop their understanding of composition and depth of field, develop the ability to work independently, develop their analytical skills as well as understanding how to develop a project to the Assessment Objectives. Students will experiment with variants of equipment and lighting. Students will investigate the title, experiment with materials and develop a piece of work that reflects their understanding of the theme.

Spring Term 2

Summer Term 1

Component 1. Portfolio. Project 3.  Identity, self-Portraiture and the obscure.

By the end of this unit students will. Students will investigate the title, experiment with materials and develop a piece of work that reflects their understanding of the theme Identity and the obscure.

Students will have the opportunity to exhibit their work in an end of year exhibition.

Summer Term 2

Year 11 Fine Art 

Term

Unit(s) of Work

Summary

Autumn term 1

Component 1. Portfolio.

Project 2.  

Identity, self-Portraiture and the obscure.

PPE. Pre public exam.
Personal response to theme project 2.

By the end of this unit students will, develop their understanding of the power of a portrait using different techniques and scales develop the ability to work independently, develop their analytical skills as well as understanding how to develop a project to the Assessment Objectives. Students will investigate the title, experiment with materials and develop a piece of work that reflects their understanding of the theme Identity.

Students will undertake a mock exam this will prepare students to understand how to work for a sustained period of time in a controlled environment, under the standards and conditions of set by the exam board AQA. 5 Hours.

Autumn Term 2

 

 

Autumn Term 2. December

Spring Term 1

Component 2.
Externally set paper. AQA

Exam

By the end of this unit students will, be developing preparatory work for their final exam over a 12 week period.

Followed by a 10 hour exam over two days.

Spring Term 2

Summer Term 1

Portfolio prep

By the end of this unit students will, develop their portfolio for assessment and future career opportunities.

GCSE students will have the opportunity to exhibit their work in an end of year exhibition.

Summer Term 2

 

Year 11 Photography 

Term

Unit(s) of Work

Summary

Autumn term 1

Component 1. Portfolio. Project 3.  Identity, self-Portraiture and the obscure.

 

 

 

PPE. Pre public exam.
Personal response to theme project 3.

Students will undertake a mock exam this will prepare students to understand how to work for a sustained period of time in a controlled environment, under the standards and conditions of set by the exam board AQA. 5 Hours.

Autumn Term 2

 

Autumn Term 2. December

Spring Term 1

Component 2.
Externally set paper. AQA

Exam

By the end of this unit students will, be developing preparatory work for their final exam over an 10 week period.

Spring Term 2

Summer Term 1

Portfolio prep

By the end of this unit students will, develop their portfolio for assessment and future career opportunities.

Summer Term 2

 

http://collectives.tate.org.uk/content/student-resources