Art

Head of Faculty: Mrs D Young

In key stage three pupils are taught Art, Drama and Music in mixed ability classes. Pupils receive 1 hour per week of each subject area. Drama and Music are all available as GCSE options subjects in key stage four. Art is also available at GCSE, along with Photography.

Subject: Art

Head of Subject: Mrs D Young

In Years 7, 8 and 9 pupils receive one hour per week learning time and are taught Art in a mixed ability classes. Assessments are completed every half term to track and monitor pupil progress. Feedback is provided to students in terms of the skills they are working towards or have mastered. Targets for further improvement are then shared with students.

At Key Stage 4 Art is a subject that is taught as a GCSE option and students that opt to take Art in Key Stage 4 have 3 hours per week and are working towards one GCSE qualification. They follow the AQA art and design fine art course 8202. The Art Department also offer a GCSE in Photography, pupils who opt for this follow AQA art and design photography 8206. For both qualifications students will be awarded a grade 1-9 following their GCSE examinations in the summer of Year 11. Assessments to track progress are set regularly throughout each half term. With feedback being related to GCSE criteria to highlight areas of strength and development throughout the course.

Throughout their time at Kirkby, students are taught the following key skills:

  • Develop ideas through investigations, demonstrating critical understanding of sources
  • Refine work by exploring ideas, selecting and experimenting with appropriate media, materials, techniques and processes
  • Record ideas, observations and insights relevant to intentions as work progresses
  • Present a personal and meaningful response that realises intentions and demonstrates understanding of visual language

 

 

Overview of the Art Curriculum

The topics students cover throughout Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 are outlined in the table below:

Year Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
7 Theme: 2D shapes.

  • Base Line Test
  • 2D shapes.
  • Drawing techniques.
  • Shading techniques.
  • Written response.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Theme: Shapes and robots.

  • Robot compositions.
  • Measurement.
  • Written response.

Theme: Colour theory.

  • Colour wheel.
  • Paining.
  • Drawing.
  • Complimentary colours.
  • Harmonious colours.
  • Warm and cool colours.
Theme: Tessellating patterns and Colour theory.

  • Drawing tessellating patterns.
  • The work of others – Escher.
  • Colour theory.
  • Painting.
Theme: Bugs and insects.

  • Developing ideas
  • Illustration.
  • Mixed media.
  • The work of others.
  • Drawing techniques.
Theme: Composition.

  • Composition.
  • Mixed media.
  • Illustration.
  • Drawing.
  • Painting.
8 Theme: Buildings and perspective.

  • Front on perspective.
  • Drawing skills.
  • Painting.
  • Developing ideas.
Theme: Buildings and perspective.

  • One point perspective.
  • Drawing skills.
  • Painting skills.
  • The work of others – LS Lowry.
Theme: Local history architecture.

  • Liverpool architecture.
  • Local history.
  • Two point perspective.
  • Drawing skills.
  • Painting skills.

 

Theme: Rainforest compositions.

  • Paper craft.
  • Cutting.
  • Painting.
  • Colour pencil.
  • Construction.
  • Illustration.
  • Developing ideas.
Theme: Macro Rainforest compositions.

  • Rainforest composition.
  • Construction.
  • Developing ideas.
  • Artist reference – Rousseau.
Theme: Aboriginal art.

  • Cultural connections.
  • Boomerangs.
  • Story telling through symbols.
  • Pointillism.
  • Painting.
9 Theme: Under the sea

  • Exploring ideas.
  • Developing drawing techniques.
  • Developing media skills.
Theme: Under the sea

  • Compositional ideas.
  • Drawing techniques.
  • Applying media skills to create a composition.
Theme: Landscapes and art history.

  • Artist reference – Fauvism.
  • Impressionism.
  • Composition.
  • Drawing skills.
  • Painting skills.
Theme: Landscapes and art history.

  • Artist reference  – Post Impressionism.
  • Composition.
  • Drawing skills.
    • Painting skills.
Theme: Art through different cultures.

  • Art history and cultures.
  • Experimenting with equipment.
  • Experimenting with ideas.
Theme: Art through different cultures.

  • Composition.
  • Knowledge of other cultures.

 

10Art
  • Assignment one – fruit.
  • Assessment objectives to be covered –
  • Artist reference, developing ideas, experimenting with equipment.
    • Assignment one – fruit.
    • Assessment objectives to be covered –
    • Artist reference, developing ideas, experimenting with equipment.
    • Assignment one – fruit.
    • Assessment objectives to be covered –
    • Artist reference, developing ideas, experimenting with
    • equipment.
      • Assignment one – fruit, personal response.
      • Assessment objective to be covered –
      • AO4.
      • Composition,
      • Drawing Skills.
      • Media skills.
  • Assignment one – fruit, personal response.
  • Assessment objective to be covered –
  • AO4.
  • Composition,
  • Drawing Skills.
  • Media skills.

 

  • Assignment two – Mixed media.
  • Assessment objectives to be covered –
  • Artist reference, developing ideas, experimenting with
  • equipment.
10Photo
  • Introduction 1 – Front cover, Photoshop basics: Fill your head project.
  • Assessment objectives to be covered –
  • developing ideas, experimenting with media
  •  Introduction 2 – Camera and Photoshop basics
  • alphabet photography
  • Assessment objectives to be covered –
    • developing ideas, experimenting with media and techniques
    • Assignment one – Natural forms Photography.
    • Assessment objectives to be covered –
    • Artist reference, developing ideas, experimenting with media
      • Assignment one – Natural forms Photography.
      • Assessment objectives to be covered –
      • developing ideas, experimenting with media
      • AO3 Presenting ideas
      • AO4 personal response
        • Assignment one – Natural forms Photography.
        • Assessment objectives to be covered –
        • developing ideas, experimenting with media
        • AO3 Presenting ideas
AO4 personal response
  • Assignment 2 – Surreal and experimental Photography :
  • Joiner photography
  • Assessment objectives to be covered –
  • Artist reference, developing ideas, experimenting with media
11Art
  • Assignment two – Mixed media.
  • Assessment objectives to be covered –
  • Artist reference, developing ideas, experimenting with equipment.
    • Assignment two – Mixed media.
    • Assessment objectives to be covered –
    • Artist reference, developing ideas, experimenting with equipment.
    • Personal response. Composition,
    • Drawing
    • Skills.
    • Media skills.
    • Externally set task
      • Assessment objectives to be covered –
      • Artist reference, developing ideas, experimenting with equipment.
      • Personal response. Composition,
      • Drawing Skills.
      • Media skills.
      • Externally set task.
      • Design personal response.
      • Complete 10 hour exam (spread over two days) to produce the final piece/personal response.
  • Complete all coursework.

 

  • Complete all work.
  • Mount work.
  • External examiner’s visit.
11 Photo
  • Assignment 2 – Surreal and experimental Photography

: Surreal Portraits

  • Assessment objectives to be covered –
  • Artist reference, developing ideas, experimenting with media
    • Assignment 2 – Surreal and experimental Photography
: Surreal Portraits / Double exposure

  • Assessment objectives to be covered –
  • developing ideas, experimenting with media
  • AO3 Presenting ideas
    • AO4 personal response

 

  •  Externally set task
    • Assessment objectives to be covered –
    • Artist reference, developing ideas, experimenting with equipment.
    • Personal response. Composition,
    • Camera and Media skills.

 

  • Externally set task.
  • Design personal response.
  • Complete 10 hour exam (spread over two days) to produce the final piece/personal response.

 

  • Complete all coursework.

 

  • Complete all work.
  • Mount work.
  • External examiner’s visit.

 

Links to GCSE Exam Board Specifications

The specification code for GCSE Art is– 8202

GCSE Art Specification (2018 entries)

GCSE Art Specification (2017 entries)

The specification code for GCSE Photography is – 8206

GCSE Photography Specification (2018 entries)

GCSE Photography Specification (2017 entries)

 

Additional Information

Include details of any extra-curricular activities including:

  • Interventions
  • Revision sessions
  • Homework support
  • Trips
  • Teams

Teaching Staff

Mrs D Young Head of Subject
Mr J Williams Teacher of Art
Mr J Greenbank Literacy coordinator, teacher of English, teacher of art.