ART Curriculum Maps and Learning Journey 2020 2021

Vision:

Here at SFX we actively encourage all pupils to achieve their true potential by providing a stimulating and inclusive curriculum, ensuring that all pupils experience challenge and enjoyment through art, craft and design. 

The department aims to develop pupil’s understanding of cultural diversity and the need for mutual respect, in addition to offering the opportunity for spiritual and ethical development. As a result, our schemes of work are reviewed and updated yearly across all Key Stages.

We deliver a curriculum rich in distributed practice in order that pupils are offered opportunity to build and hone their skills in materials, techniques and processes. Enabling pupils to progress and become confident independent learners, scaffolding a secure knowledge and preparing them each consecutive Key Stage .

Additional support at extra-curricular sessions at lunch and after school help further foster the strong relationship between staff and pupils and this in turn boosts pupils’ confidence, progress and individuality. We also cultivate skills in effective communication, both through visual language and expression of opinion.

Celebration of pupil’s achievements are promoted through our excellent classroom and whole school displays, and via social media.

We also raise awareness of the varied career paths which can lead on from studying the subject so pupils are able to make informed decisions about their future.

Staff:

  • Mrs V Charlett – Head of Art
  • Mrs D Harris 
  • Miss E Robinson
Courses: 

Key Stage 3 – what course are you following:

All pupils in KS3 will learn about the ‘Formal Elements’ (line, shape, form, colour, texture, pattern, composition) across the key stage. 

They will also study a wide range of Contextual Sources which will refer to an appropriate mix of both historic and contemporary and covering artists with specialisms such as: painting, printmaking, installation/sculpture, photography/film, illustration, graphic design, architecture, fashion, textiles, ceramics.

Year 7

Term 1 Topics & Content:
Pupils make creative responses within the theme of ‘Personal and or Cultural Identity’, reflecting on and responding to gender, stereotypes, internal and external factors (including looks and emotions) and symbolism.

They will develop technical skills in observational tonal drawing 

Term 2 Topics & Content:
Pupils make creative responses within the theme of ‘Personal and or Cultural Identity’, reflecting on and responding to gender, stereotypes, internal and external factors (including looks and emotions) and symbolism. 

They will build on their drawing knowledge and develop technical skills in painting.

Term 3 Topics & Content:
Pupils make creative responses within the theme of ‘Personal and or Cultural Identity’, reflecting on and responding to gender, stereotypes, internal and external factors (including looks and emotions) and symbolism.

They will develop technical skills in mixed-media.

   

Year 8

Term 1 Topics & Content:
Pupils make creative responses within the theme of ‘Natural Forms’ and or ‘Still Life’, reflecting on and responding to organic and man-made shape, form and structure.

They will broaden their technical skills using varied drawing styles and learn 3d construction techniques.

Term 2 Topics & Content:
Pupils make creative responses within the theme of ‘Natural Forms’ and or ‘Still Life’, reflecting on and responding to organic and or man-made shape, form and structure.

They will broaden their technical skills in in 3d construction and painting 

Term 3 Topics & Content:
Pupils make creative responses within the theme of ‘Natural Forms’ and or ‘Still Life’, reflecting on and responding to organic and man-made shape, form and structure.

They will build on their skills in collage and drawing.

Year 9

Term 1 Topics & Content:
Pupils make creative responses within the theme of ‘Here and Now’, reflecting on and responding to global issues, environment, politics, world news and other contemporary events.

They will Build on existing drawing skills and develop new technical skills in print-making.

Term 2 Topics & Content:

Pupils make creative responses within the theme of ‘Here and Now’, reflecting on and responding to global issues, environment, politics, world news and other contemporary events.

They will broaden their technical skills in 3d construction.

Term 3 Topics & Content:
Pupils make creative responses within the theme of ‘Here and Now’, reflecting on and responding to global issues, environment, politics, world news and other contemporary events.

They will build on existing skills painting to make a personal ‘statement’.

.

Key Stage 4 –
AQA Art, Craft and Design and AQA Textile Design

Year 10

Term 1 Topics & Content:
Component 1 – Project 1:
Portfolio exploration starting with sketchbooks, based on a project starting point which changes yearly.

Term 2 Topics & Content:
Component 1 – Project 1 & Project 2:

Portfolio development of materials and ideas within and out of the sketchbook. Ideas collated, annotated and presented in a series of final responses appropriate to the individual portfolio project.

Term 3 Topics & Content:
Component 1 – Project 2:

Ideas collated, annotated and presented in a series of final responses appropriate to the individual portfolio project.

AQA Assessment Objectives are covered across all 3 terms
AO1 – Develop ideas through investigations, demonstrating cultural understanding of sources.

AO2 – Refine work by exploring ideas, selecting and experimenting with appropriate media, materials, techniques and processes.

AO3 – Record ideas, observations and insights relevant to their intentions as work progresses.

AO4 – Present a personal and meaningful response that realises intentions and demonstrates understanding of visual language.

Year 11

Term 1 Topics & Content:
Component 1 – Project 2 Revisited:
Portfolio exploration based on a starting point which is specific to the individual. Portfolio development of materials and ideas.

Term 2 Topics & Content:
Component 1 – Project 2 Revisited/

Component 2 – Self-directed Project or Intervention:
Portfolio exploration based on a starting point which is specific to the individual. Development of materials and ideas within and out of the sketchbook. Ideas are collated, annotated and presented in a series of final responses appropriate to the individual portfolio project .

Term 3 Topics & Content:
Component 2 – Self-directed Project or Intervention:

Development of materials and ideas within and out of the sketchbook. Ideas are collated, annotated and presented in a series of final responses appropriate to the individual portfolio project .

Final hand in of all portfolio work .

AQA Assessment Objectives are covered across all 3 terms
AO1 – Develop ideas through investigations, demonstrating cultural understanding of sources.

AO2 – Refine work by exploring ideas, selecting and experimenting with appropriate media, materials, techniques and processes.

AO3 – Record ideas, observations and insights relevant to their intentions as work progresses.

AO4 – Present a personal and meaningful response that realises intentions and demonstrates understanding of visual language.

Key Stage 5
AQA Art, Craft and Design

Year 12

Term 1 Topics & Content:
Portfolio exploration based on a mutually agreed starting point which is specific to the individual.

AO1Develop their ideas sustained and focused investigations informed by contextual and other sources, demonstrating analytical and critical understanding

Term 2 Topics & Content:
Portfolio development of materials and ideas within and out of the sketchbook.

AO2 – Explore and select appropriate resources, media, materials, techniques and processes, reviewing and refining their ideas as their work develops.

AO3 – Record observations and insights relevant to intentions, reflecting critically on work and progress.

Term 3 Topics & Content:
Ideas are collated, annotated and presented in a series of final responses appropriate to the individual portfolio journey.

AO3 – Record observations and insights relevant to intentions, reflecting critically on work and progress.

AO4 – Present a personal and meaningful response that realises intentions and, where appropriate, makes connections.

Year 13

Term 1 Topics & Content:

Review portfolio, collate ideas and begin to construct personal Investigation Essay.

AO2 – Explore and select appropriate resources, media, materials, techniques and processes, reviewing and refining their ideas as their work develops.

AO3 – Record observations and insights relevant to intentions, reflecting critically on work and progress. 

AO4 – Present a personal and meaningful response that realises intentions and, where appropriate, makes connections between visual and or other elements.

Term 2 Topics & Content:
Further portfolio review, collate ideas to form final responses and add to Personal Investigation Essay.

AO2 – Explore and select appropriate resources, media, materials, techniques and processes, reviewing and refining their ideas as their work develops.

AO3 – Record observations and insights relevant to intentions, reflecting critically on work and progress.

AO4 – Present a personal and meaningful response that realises intentions and, where appropriate, makes connections between visual and or other elements.

Term 3 Topics & Content:
Final portfolio review with focus on development of final response(s).

Hand in and in of all Portfolio work and Personal Investigation Essay.

AO1Develop their ideas sustained and focused investigations informed by contextual and other sources, demonstrating analytical and critical understanding.

AO2 – Explore and select appropriate resources, media, materials, techniques and processes, reviewing and refining their ideas as their work develops. 

AO3 – Record observations and insights relevant to intentions, reflecting critically on work and progress.

AO4 – Present a personal and meaningful response that realises intentions and, where appropriate, makes connections.

Out of Hours Activities (what, when,where):


KS4

Lunch times daily in A1 and A2

After school 3:10-5pm (currently Wednesday and Thursday) A1 and A2

KS5
Use of 6th Form art room as a studio space throughout the school day

Department Website Links (including exam boards, revision sites etc):

https://www.aqa.org.uk/

https://www.instagram.com/artdept_sfx/

https://twitter.com/art_sfx

https://www.pinterest.co.uk/

https://www.tate.org.uk/

https://www.vam.ac.uk/

https://www.whitworth.manchester.ac.uk/

http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/walker/

https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/

https://www.saatchigallery.com/

https://www.moma.org/