Key Stage 3 - Art
Key Stage 4 - Art
Key Stage 4 - Photography

KS3 Art

 

Our KS3 curriculum is designed to build students confidence in handling a range of materials and processes whilst fostering their natural ability for creativity and experimentation. We want our students to take creative risks and be ambitious about their ideas.

 

What will my child learn about in art during KS3?

Students will look at a variety of different artists throughout KS3, using their art work as inspiration and learning how to look at the work of others and be influenced and inspired to create art work of our own.

Students will undertake a selection of different art projects exploring themes such as Architecture, identity, under the sea, sport, still life and sculpture.

Students will be given the opportunity to work with a variety of materials, they will explore a range of techniques and processes including, drawing, painting, print making, sculpture and collage.

 

What type of homework will be set?

Homework will be set each term and will explore the following skills,

  • Recording (Observational drawing)
  • Research (Investigating artists, designers and art movements)
  • Experimental (Developing skills and techniques)
  • Imaginative (Personal response relating to a project)

 

How will my child be assessed?

Students will complete two assessments each term. Students will receive regular verbal and written feedback, written feedback will be recorded in students assessment folders or sketchbooks. In addition, students will frequently be asked to reflect on their learning highlighting strengths and areas for development.

 

How can I support my childs learning at home?

  • Provide basis art equipment to support homework tasks, (Pencils, colouring pencils, pens, glue, scissors).
  • Encourage your child to practise observational drawing and take an interest in their homework tasks.
  • Visit art galleries in your spare time to enhance your childs knowledge and appreciation of art.
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KS4 Art Course title and type of qualification: GCSE Art and Design What will I learn? At Bishop Young Academy we follow the AQA GCSE Art and design specification which allows students to develop their ideas in drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography and collage/assemblage as their primary mediums. Students are very much encouraged to tailor their project ideas to their individual strengths and interests, resulting in work of a highly personal nature. In Years 9 and 10, students will be given the opportunity to extend their art skills by undertaking a series of practical workshops and assignments under several project themes. Students will be expected to support their classwork with regular homework assignments. Later in Year 10 and moving into Year 11, students will be developing their own projects based on broad starting points giving students the opportunity to develop their ideas into areas of strength and interest. Examples of previous projects have included: The Everyday, Portraiture, Music, Natural forms, Emotions, Dance, Conflict, Urban Landscapes etc. How will I be assessed? Students are assessed against four equally weighted (25%) assessment objectives. Assessment Objective 1 = DEVELOP Develop your ideas relating your work to the work of other artists, designers or crafts people. Assessment Objective 2 = REFINE Refine your ideas through the experimentation and selection of appropriate materials and resources. Assessment Objective 3 = RECORD Record your ideas in form that are appropriate to your artistic intentions including drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture etc. Assessment Objective 4 = PRESENT Present your ideas in the form of a final piece(s). This can be in any art material or combination of art materials. Course Structure The GCSE AQA Art and Design specification is split into two parts. Part 1 (Coursework) and Part 2 (Externally Set Task). Coursework (60% of final grade) Students must complete more than one project of work covering all four assessment objectives and present a selection of this work for internal and external moderation (AQA). The coursework unit is on-going from September in Year 10. Externally Set Task (40% of final grade) Students are presented with a range of starting points to use as inspiration for their own art project. Students must ensure that they cover all four assessment objectives in the development of their project ideas. Students complete their final piece over a two day period where they are off timetable working in the Art department. The Externally Set Task Exam Paper can be given out to students from January 1st. What could I move onto? Whether you chose to pursue a career in art or not, the subject offers much in terms of skills that you acquire and develop which are highly sought after by colleges and employers alike. In a world where even the most complex factual information is merely a click away, the ability to conceive and develop an idea with originality is highly prized. The traditional pathway for students wishing to pursue their interest in Art and Design is to enrol in an A Level course and then onto an Art Foundation course post-18 before starting and undergraduate degree. At Abbey Grange we offer both A Level Art and Design and A Level Photography. The skills that students gain from studying Art lead naturally to career paths including: Artist, Art Teacher, Fashion Designers, Web Designers, Illustrators, Photographers, Jewellery designers, Arts therapist, Arts worker, Animators, working in the film industry, careers in Marketing and Advertising and many more. Examination Board: AQA
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KS4 Photography Course title and type of qualification: GCSE Photography What will I learn? At Bishop Young Academy we follow the AQA GCSE Photography specification which allows students to develop their ideas in Location photography, studio photography, experimental imagery, installation, Moving image. Students will develop techniques and processes using light, viewpoint, aperture, depth of field, shutter speed, movement and digital processes. Students are very much encouraged to tailor their project ideas to their individual strengths and interests, resulting in work of a highly personal nature. In Years 9 and 10, students will be given the opportunity to extend their photography skills by undertaking a series of practical workshops and assignments under several project themes. Students will be expected to support their classwork with regular homework assignments. Later in Year 10 and moving into Year 11, students will be developing their own projects based on broad starting points giving students the opportunity to develop their ideas into areas of strength and interest. Examples of previous projects have included: The Everyday, Portraiture, Natural forms, Emotions, Dance, assemble, architecture, out of place etc. How will I be assessed? Students are assessed against four equally weighted (25%) assessment objectives. Assessment Objective 1 = DEVELOP Develop your ideas relating your work to the work of other artists, designers or photographers. Assessment Objective 2 = REFINE Refine your ideas through the experimentation and selection of appropriate materials and resources. Assessment Objective 3 = RECORD Record your ideas in form that are appropriate to your artistic intentions. Assessment Objective 4 = PRESENT Present your ideas in the form of a final piece(s). This can be in any technique or combination of techniques. Course Structure The GCSE AQA Photography specification is split into two parts. Part 1 (Coursework) and Part 2 (Externally Set Task). Coursework (60% of final grade) – Students must complete more than one project of work covering all four assessment objectives and present a selection of this work for internal and external moderation (AQA). The coursework unit is on-going from September in Year 10. Externally Set Task (40% of final grade) – Students are presented with a range of starting points to use as inspiration for their own photography project. Students must ensure that they cover all four assessment objectives in the development of their project ideas. Students complete their final piece over a two day period where they are off timetable working in the Art department. The Externally Set Task Exam Paper can be given out to students from January 1st. What could I move onto? Whether you chose to pursue a career in art or not, the subject offers much in terms of skills that you acquire and develop which are highly sought after by colleges and employers alike. In a world where even the most complex factual information is merely a click away, the ability to conceive and develop an idea with originality is highly prized. The traditional pathway for students wishing to pursue their interest in Art and Design is to enrol in an A Level course and then onto an Art Foundation course post-18 before starting and undergraduate degree. At Abbey Grange we offer both A Level Art and Design and A Level Photography. The skills that students gain from studying Art lead naturally to career paths including: Artist, Art Teacher, Fashion Designers, Web Designers, Illustrators, Photographers, Jewellery designers, Arts therapist, Arts worker, Animators, working in the film industry, careers in Marketing and Advertising and many more. Examination Board: AQA
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Abbey Multi Academy Trust,

c/o Chapter House,

Abbey Grange Church of England Academy,

Butcher Hill, Leeds, LS16 5EA

Tel: 0113 257877

enquiries@abbeytrust.org

Bishop Young Academy

Bishops Way

Seacroft

Leeds

LS14 6NU

 

Tel: 0113 273 9100  Fax: 0113 273 4216

info@bishopyoungacademy.co.uk

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