Art and Design
Art and Design at St Georges School is currently undergoing exciting new changes. Students are able to experience multicultural projects exploring a variety of skills and techniques. These will help enhance and develop their creativity and allow pupils to engage and reflect upon the world around them. Pupils will explore traditional and contemporary artists and movements allowing for critical thinking and analysis of their own thoughts and feelings. Thus allowing independent leaning and the development of life skills that can enhance all subjects.
We have 2 full time Art Teachers at St Georges School both employed for September 2010. We have 2 large teaching rooms with a kiln and good ICT facilities. Pupils have access to the studios throughout the academic year experiencing a friendly and safe environment in which pupils are willing to learn.
At Key Stage 3 in Art and Design Schemes of work have been designed to provide a foundation of skills, knowledge and understanding. These are underpinned by the formal elements, different cultures, identity, the environment and other artists.
At Key Stage 4 pupils are expected to build upon their existing skills gained in Key Stage three. They are guided to visually and verbally explore and justify their work in relation to other artists resulting in an individually led final piece.
The Art Department is eager to continue and enhance past success to produce thoughtful and insightful young artists who can take creativity into any aspect of their future.
Key Stage 3 lunch time club, where pupils can complete homework and sketchbook tasks
Key Stage 4 students attend popular after school sessions.
The Talented Arts Scheme is a new initiative initially aimed at the gifted and talented where pupils will explore the conventional and unconventional relationship between image and text.
What will I study?
This course enables the students to develop skills in a wide range of media and gain greater understanding of the creative processes involved in developing good art and design work. It is made up of 2 projects. The first is foundation unit which builds upon the knowledge skills and understanding gained in Key Stage 3. The second will be based on a topic which will include painting, drawing, collage and printing. You will also take part in a 10-hour timed exam which can result in either a 2D or 3D piece of work, you will also produce a portfolio or sketchbook of work to support this.
How will I be assessed?
The coursework/portfolio of work is worth 60% of your final GCSE grade. This will be made up of 2 projects.
Your coursework is marked using 4 assessment objectives. These focus on the following areas:
- · Assessment Objective 1 - Developing and Investigating
- · Assessment Objective 2 – Experimenting
- · Assessment Objective 3 - Recording
- · Assessment Objective 4 - Presenting
You will have an externally set task. This is 40% of your final GCSE grade. This is marked using the same assessment criteria as your coursework.
What skills will I learn?
- · recording experiences and ideas in appropriate forms when undertaking research and gathering, selecting and organising visual, tactile and/or sensory materials and other relevant information.
- · exploring relevant resources – analysing, discussing and evaluating images, objects and products, making and recording independent judgements in visual and other forms.
- · generating and exploring potential lines of enquiry using appropriate new media practices and techniques.
- · applying knowledge and understanding in making images, artefacts and products; reviewing and modifying work, and planning and developing ideas in the light of their own and others’ evaluations.
- · organising, selecting and communicating ideas, solutions and responses, and presenting them in a range of appropriate visual, tactile and/or sensory forms including the use of new technologies.