Art

Why is the subject important?

Earth without art is just ‘eh’

The aim of our curriculum is to produce creative and imaginative learners, with a love of creative design. We build resilience, independence and confidence in students’ application of a wide range of skills, and develop their understanding of current and historic artists and styles. We foster that in an environment where students are encouraged to connect with their own culture as well as with the wider world.

We are firm in our belief in the positive impact of art on health and wellbeing, and we aim to give students an appreciation of art which will be life-enriching beyond their education at Trinity Academy Grammar.

Year 7

What will I be studying?

  • Introduction to observational drawing
  • Introduction to colour theory
  • Introduction to 3D construction
  • Introduction to printing
  • Introduction to painting

Career Links

Comic artist, illustrator, ceramicist, textile designer, art curator, graphic designer, street artist, storyboard artist, art director, surface pattern design, architect, fine artist, sculptor

How will I be assessed?

Students are assessed holistically against key performance indicators; observational drawing and application of a variety of experimental media.

Which websites should I use to support my learning?

Pinterest

https://www.youtube.com/user/SophieBaxter

What will I be studying?

  • Developing observational drawing
  • Developing 3D construction
  • Developing printing methods
  • Developing painting and mark making

Career Links

Comic artist, illustrator, ceramicist, textile designer, art curator, graphic designer, street artist, storyboard artist, art director, surface pattern design, architect

How will I be assessed?

Students are assessed holistically against key performance indicators; observational drawing and application of a variety of experimental media.

Which websites should I use to support my learning?

Pinterest

https://www.youtube.com/user/SophieBaxter

What will I be studying?

  • Consolidating observational drawing techniques
  • Consolidating 3D construction
  • Consolidating printing methods
  • Consolidating painting techniques

Career Links

Comic artist, illustrator, ceramicist, textile designer, art curator, graphic designer, street artist, storyboard artist, art director, surface pattern design, architect, fine artist, sculptor

How will I be assessed?

Students are assessed holistically against key performance indicators; observational drawing and application of a variety of experimental media.

Which websites should I use to support my learning?

Pinterest

https://www.youtube.com/user/SophieBaxter

What will I be studying?

Materials and Techniques:

  • Observational Drawing
  • Other drawing techniques
  • Painting
  • Collage
  • Print making
  • Photoshop

Component One:

Students will create a portfolio of work that will include a sustained project evidencing the journey from initial idea to the realisation of intentions and a selection of further work undertaken during the student’s course of study. The theme or subject matter will be decided on by the individual class teacher and can change from year to year.

Externally Set Assignment:

Students respond to their chosen starting point from an externally set assignment paper relating to their subject title, evidencing coverage of all four assessment objectives.

Career Links

Comic artist, illustrator, ceramicist, textile designer, art curator, graphic designer, street artist, storyboard artist, art director, surface pattern design, architect, fine artist, sculptor

How will I be assessed?

Component 1:

The students’ portfolio of work will be marked holistically based on the four assessment objectives.

  • No time limit
  • 96 marks
  • 60% of GCSE

Externally Set Assignment:

The students’ portfolio of work will be marked holistically based on the four assessment objectives.

  • Preparatory period followed by 10 hours of supervised time in exam conditions
  • 96 marks
  • 40% of GCSE

Which websites should I use to support my learning?

What will I be studying?

Skills and Techniques:

  • Using a camera
  • Still Life Photography
  • Adobe Photoshop editing
  • Drawing to show ideas
  • Portraiture Photography
  • Mixed Media Photography

Component One:

The students will create a portfolio of work that will include a sustained project evidencing the journey from initial idea to the realisation of intentions and a selection of further work undertaken during the student’s course of study. The theme or subject matter will be decided on by the individual class teacher and can change from year to year.

Externally Set Assignment:

Students respond to their chosen starting point from an externally set assignment paper relating to their subject title, evidencing coverage of all four assessment objectives.

Career Links

Photojournalist, sports photographer, scientific photographer, portrait photographer, stock photographer, fashion photographer, wildlife photographer, travel photographer

How will I be assessed?

Component 1:

The students’ portfolio of work will be marked holistically based on the four assessment objectives.

  • No time limit
  • 96 marks
  • 60% of GCSE

Externally Set Assignment:

The students’ portfolio of work will be marked holistically based on the four assessment objectives.

  • Preparatory period followed by 10 hours of supervised time in exam conditions
  • 96 marks
  • 40% of GCSE

Which websites should I use to support my learning?

Trinity Scholars

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