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Key Stage 3
Years 7 and 8

Key Stage 4
Years 9, 10 and 11

Key Stage 5
Years 12 and 13


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National Curriculum KS3

Key Stage 3 Student Guide

Key Stage 4 Student Guide

GCSE Course Specification
Sections: 3.2, 3.3, 3.5 and 3.7

A-Level Student Guide

A-Level Course Specification
Sections: 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4 and 3.8

Year 11 2015 - Artists and Ideas

 

Art gallery

Please click here to view examples of student work

Overview


Creativity isn't only about pursuing artistic interests; it can also open the door to exciting career opportunities. 

Our Fine Art courses are flexible and stimulate creativity, offering a high degree of choice and a range of different media, processes and techniques. Our course provides students with the opportunity to produce a portfolio of work that they can show to prospective employers or use to help secure a place in higher education.

You will be given opportunities to attend visits to art galleries and events to help deepen your skills knowledge and understanding of the theoretical and practical elements of the course and beyond.

This is a challenging rigorous course which requires full commitment from its students.

You will tutored by Mr S Hamilton and Mrs J Keith who run a small vibrant department.

Click on the link to view the full AQA course specification.
http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resources/art-and-design/specifications/AQA-ART-SP-2015.PDF

What will I learn?


Year 12 and 13

Students choose one of the titles below for study. They can choose the same or different titles for AS (Year 12) and A-Level (Year 13).

• Art, craft and design
A broad-based course exploring practical and critical/contextual work through a range of 2D and/or 3D processes and media associated with two or more of the titles below.

• Fine art
Students should produce practical and critical/contextual work in one or more areas of study, for example, drawing, painting, mixed-media, sculpture, ceramics, installation, printmaking, moving image (video, film, animation) and photography.

• Graphic communication
Students should produce practical and critical/contextual work in one or more areas of study, for example, interactive media (including web, app and game design), advertising, packaging design, design for print, illustration, communication graphics, branding, multimedia, motion graphics, design for film and television.

• Textile design
Students should produce practical and critical/contextual work in one or more areas of study, for example, fashion design, fashion textiles, costume design, digital textiles, printed and/or dyed fabrics and materials, domestic textiles, wallpaper, interior design, constructed textiles, art textiles and installed textiles.

• Three-dimensional design
Students should produce practical and critical/contextual work in one or more areas of study, for example, ceramics, sculpture, exhibition design, design for theatre, television and film, interior design, product design, environmental design, architectural design, jewellery/body ornament and 3D digital design.

• Photography
Students should produce practical and critical/contextual work in one or more areas of study, for example, portraiture, landscape photography, still life photography, documentary photography, photojournalism, fashion photography, experimental imagery, multimedia, photographic installation and moving image (video, film, animation).