Art and Design

Art

At St Mary’s, it is paramount that all our pupils are engaged and motivated by the subject. It is believed in the department that pupils should enjoy participating in practical music activities, allowing their own light to shine. As well as this each individual’s creativeness should be fully stretched and challenged, through a range of topics and units. Pupils will be supported to achieve high levels of progress in their learning as young musicians in a safe, caring and enthusiastic environment.

Staffing:

Mrs Edwards –  Curriculum Leader for Art

Mrs Bennison – Teacher of Technology

All pupils study Art until the end of Year 8 for 1 lesson per week.

In year 9 it is an option.

All pupils have the opportunity to study the AQA Art and Design (Fine Art) GCSE in KS4.

The following topics are studied at KS3.

 

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Year 7

Thinking Skills

Kadinsky

Junk Food

Year 8

Day of the dead

Hybrid Animals

Shifting Shapes

Year 9

Natural Forms

Natural Forms

Personal Archive

 The following units are studied at KS4. Pupils have 2 lessons per week in year 10 and 3 lessons per week in year 11.

 

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Year 10

Cultures

Cultures

Cultures

Year 11

Strange and Fantastic

External Exam Topic

External Exam Topic

Extra-curricular activities and visits:

The Art department runs regular Art clubs at lunchtimes and after-school, competitions and exhibits children’s artwork at every opportunity in school or in the wider community. Assessment:
 Students are assessed in a wide variety of media and techniques. Continuous assessment is used to level pupils throughout the course. Students are set targets throughout each topic and given every opportunity to improve their skills.