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Worthing High School

Worthing High School

Start of summer term 2020

Art

The Art department experience at Worthing High School includes:

· High quality teaching from an enthusiastic and highly motivated staff

· Challenging and exciting projects

· Fun but purposeful lessons, where students are given the space and knowledge to develop their artistic abilities.

· A great deal of support both inside and outside the lessons

· A creative and imaginative environment

· A popular art club after school

Curriculum Vision 

 All students will develop a visual connection to the world. They will begin to understand how Art is an important human activity with a long historical influence that acts as a mirror to our society.

Curriculum Intent 

rt plays an important part in developing student’s ability to express and communicate visually, to develop tactile skills, to appreciate cultural influences and to be self-reflective.

Students learn to understand and apply formal elements of Art across all disciplines. In creating work, they realise how composition, colour, shape, form, tone, texture, pattern and line under pin every activity.

The Art Curriculum nurtures resilient ambitious and curious young people who enjoy all aspects of creativity.

These artistic outlooks can inform their future education choices, careers and contribute to everyday health and wellbeing.

 trying something more than once, the ability to review and refine creative outcomes

 Safety and safe working practices – using tools and techniques safely and correctly

 Culturally understanding each other and the art world we live in

 Proportion and Scale - mathematical approaches to arts

 Formal Elements showing - understanding and application of: line, shape, form, tone, texture, pattern, colour and composition

 Research - finding information about a topic that informs art

 Observe and record - mark making, drawing, and photography

 Explore and Respondexperimenting with media and their properties

 Review, Refine and Reflective to vocalise, annotate and present findings

 Describe and analysehow and why

 Independence – identify own strengths and weakness

 Artistic- starting point to a final conclusion 

Curriculum Sequencing 

Art

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

Year 7

African Masks –             Developing drawing skills & 3D/ceramics

African Masks –             Developing drawing skills & 3D/ceramics

 

 

 

Sweets and Cakes –      Developing use of colour, and card sculpture

 

Sweets and Cakes –      Developing use of colour, and card sculpture

 

Creative Letterforms-   Developing printmaking techniques

 

 

Creative Letterforms-   Developing printmaking techniques

 

 

Year 8

Mexican Day of the Dead – a project that explores the art and culture of Mexico, focusing on folklore, colour and pattern

 

Mexican Day of the Dead – a project that explores the art and culture of Mexico, focusing on folklore, colour and pattern

 

Landscapes and Impressionism– a painting project exploring the practice of Monet and his contemporaries.

 

Landscapes and Impressionism– a painting project exploring the practice of Monet and his contemporaries.

 

Cubism- Still life drawing from direct observation and mixed media, collage, and paint.

 

 

Cubism- Still life drawing from direct observation and mixed media, collage, and paint.

 

 

Year 9

Expressive Portraits-portraiture, painting and mixed media.

Colour as Tone

Expressive Portraits-portraiture, painting and mixed media.

Colour as Tone

 

 

Trainer Design Project  Focus on Identity popular culture and contemporary , digital design,

2D and 3D materials.

 

Trainer Design Project  Focus on Identity popular culture and contemporary , digital design,

2D and 3D materials.

 

Animals – Drawing Techniques and printmaking experiments.

 

Animals – Drawing Techniques and printmaking experiments.

 

Year 10

Unit 1 (Coursework portfolio 60%)

This involves two main projects. 

Project one

Animals Sea life

 

 

Unit 1 (Coursework portfolio 60%)

This involves two main projects. 

Project one

Animals Sea life

 

Unit 1 (Coursework portfolio 60%)

This involves two main projects. 

Project one

Animals Sea life

 

Unit 1 (Coursework portfolio 60%)

This involves two main projects. 

Project one

Animals Sea life

 

Unit 1 (Coursework portfolio 60%)

This involves two main projects.

Project two

Identity, portraits.

 

Unit 1 (Coursework portfolio 60%)

This involves two main projects. 

Project two

 Identity, portraits.

 

 

Year 11

Unit 1 (Coursework portfolio 60%)

This involves two main projects.

Project two

Identity, portraits.

Unit 1 (Coursework portfolio 60%)

This involves two main projects.

Project two

Identity, portraits.

Unit 2 (Externally set Exam - 40%)

Sketch book developed on a theme, resulting in

10 hour exam

 

Unit 2 (Externally set Exam - 40%)

Sketch book developed on a theme, resulting in 10 hour exam-

 

Unit 2 (Externally set Exam - 40%)

Sketch book developed on a theme, resulting in 10 hour exam-

 

Unit 2 (Externally set Exam - 40%)

Sketch book developed on a theme, resulting in 10 hour exam-

 

Aims of the Art Department 

To develop in each pupil:

• Self-esteem and a feeling of self-worth.

• An awareness of the modern world, and an environmental and aesthetic appreciation of it.

• The ability and confidence to communicate effectively. This includes development of the key skills of literacy, numeracy and ICT within Art.

• A sound understanding of Art.

• The ability to understand and analyse information.

• The ability to apply knowledge and skills.

• A creative and enquiring mind. 

• Knowledge and understanding of a range of materials and techniques.

Departmental Staff 

Mrs M Hunt - Leader of Art 

Mr R Whitaker

Mrs P Bolger- Art Technician

Facilities 

Two equipped Art rooms

Two equipped Design and Technology workshop

A specialist room for the teaching of Graphics with ICT facilities

Our Philosophy  

  • To provide our students with 'real life' problem solving skills relevant to today's environment.
  • To provide our students with the capabilities to communicate and develop their ideas and thought processes using the technological tools of today, whilst reflecting on past practices.
  • We aim to create within the department an environment, which will encourage pupils to achieve high standards, the best of which they are capable, in as many areas as possible and provide the foundations for a happy and successful adult life.   

KS3 (Year 7, 8 and 9)

• Students attend 2 Art lessons a fortnight.

• At KS3 students explore diverse genres of artwork, from different areas and different cultures, as well as a wide range of materials and techniques. .

• Current projects include:

  • Year 7. Sweets and Cakes –  Developing use of colour, and card sculpture
  • Year 7. African Masks –          Developing drawing skills & 3D/ceramics
  • Year 7. Creative Letterforms- Developing printmaking techniques
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  • Year 8. Mexican Day of the Dead – a project that explores the art and culture of Mexico, focusing on folklore, colour and pattern
  • Year 8. Landscapes-Impressionism and France – a painting project, exploring the practice of Monet and his contemporaries.
  • Year 8. Cubism- Still life drawing and painting
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  • Year 9.  Shoe sculpture – 3D construction project 
  • Year 9.  Expressive Portraits- painting and mixed media
  • Year 9.  Animals – printmaking and drawing techniques

AQA Art and Design GCSE KS4 (Year 10 and 11)

Art and Design AQA

This is a 2-year Course involving two units. 60% of the GCSE is a coursework portfolio and 40% is a set exam.

Unit 1 (Coursework portfolio 60%)

This involves two main projects:

Animals and patterns – explores observations of animals and sea creatures and the work of other cultures, such as Aboriginal Art. Experimentation with materials leads students to produce a decorative piece of art work in ceramics, as well as a larger scale painting.

Identity – students develop their own ideas in connection to the work of artists. This work is developed in A3 sketchbooks, using self-portraiture, photography and Artists who have portrayed the human figure as inspiration.

Unit 2 (Externally set Exam -  40%)

This is a 12 week independent project which requires pupils to produce one sketchbook of development on a choice of theme set by the AQA exam board. It results in a 10-hour exam- over 2 school days that takes place in the art rooms. Students research and then develop design ideas to produce a final outcome in either 2D or 3D in their exam.

Additional Information

There is a weekly extra-curricular Art Club for pupils to further develop their skills.