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Art

 

subject overview

In Art and Design learners  focus on the formal elements of art and some basic principles of design; the building blocks of art.  They look at how the elements and principles are used in famous historical artworks and how these can be applied to their own work.

Learners are encouraged to develop their understanding of art through the analysis of their work and the work of others.  They learn to use specialist art vocabulary in order to explain their work and ideas.

Planned visits to galleries and other venues help to widen the experiences of learners and also provides contextual stimulus for the development of their own work and ideas.

Learners also learn about career opportunities within the creative industries and the contributions of those industries to the UK economy.

unit overview - autumn term

Subject: CP1 – Coursework Projects

Skills

  • Accuracy in mark making
  • Able to use media and materials in an appropriate way
  • Mastery of techniques and processes
  • Use of specialist art vocabulary to analyse and annotate and complete ‘My Intentions’ sheet

Knowledge

  • Recognise and name the formal elements : Line, Shape, Form, Tone, Texture, Pattern and Colour
  • Recognise artists, genres, art movements and their contextual values
  • Appropriate use of specialist art vocabulary to produce analysis and annotations
  • Use of media and materials
  • Mark Scheme
  • Health and safety within the classroom

Rationale

  • Learners will develop their understanding of contextual issues.
  • Repetition of art techniques develops personal skills and confidence.
  • Specialist Art vocabulary is developed through the analysis of the work of others and through the annotation of own work.
  • These combined activities will help learners to develop their own awareness of the world around them, equip them with the tools to make their own value judgements and give them the confidence to express those viewpoints with clarity.

Unit overview - SPRING TERM

Subject: Exam

Skills

  • Accuracy in mark making
  • Able to use media and materials in an appropriate way
  • Mastery of techniques and processes
  • Time management
  • Use of specialist art vocabulary to analyse and annotate and complete ‘My Intentions’ sheet

Knowledge

  • Selection of Exam question
  • Recognise artists, genres, art movements and their contextual values
  • Appropriate use of specialist art vocabulary to produce analysis and annotations
  • Use of media and materials
  • Mark Scheme
  • Exam regulations
  • Health and safety within the classroom

Rationale

  • Learners will develop their understanding of contextual issues in order to develop their work
  • Repetition of art techniques develops personal skills and confidence.
  • Specialist Art vocabulary is developed through the analysis of the work of others and through the annotation of own work.
  • Preparing for a 10 hour exam
  • These activities will help the learners to develop skills of time management, working to deadlines and following a brief.   These skills are an integral part of working in the creative industries.

knowledge Organiser

A knowledge organiser is an important document that lists the important facts that learners should know by the end of a unit of work. It is important that learners can recall these facts easily, so that when they are answering challenging questions in their assessments and GCSE and A-Level exams, they are not wasting precious time in exams focusing on remembering simple facts, but making complex arguments, and calculations.

We encourage all pupils to use them by doing the following:

  • Quiz themselves at home, using the read, write, cover, check method.
  • Practise spelling key vocabulary
  • Further researching people, events and processes most relevant to the unit.