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Curriculum Rationale KS3

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Curriculum Plan Year 7

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Curriculum Plan Year 8

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Curriculum Plan Year 9

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Curriculum Plan Year 10

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Curriculum Plan Year 11

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Learning Journey

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Programme of Study

KS3

YEAR 7        

COLOUR, PATTERN and ABSTRACTION

This is a new scheme of work for 2018/19. It has been put together to reflect the need to concentrate on skill building at KS3, with a focus on OBSERVATION DRAWING and PAINTING. It reflects the need to work from ‘the formal elements’, in this case COLOUR and PATTERN. We will begin by looking at objects from India and Pakistan, drawing from them in a variety of materials and techniques. Students will also look at the work of Henri Matisse and Patrick Heron before embarking on a painting. To further extend the theme we will explore either Textiles or Printmaking later in the year.

YEAR 8

TONE, TEXTURE, SHAPE and FORM

This is a new scheme of work for 2018/19. It has been put together to reflect the emphasis on DRAWING and ANNOTATION in the new GCSE course, this will extend on SKILL BUILDING started in Year 7. 

Year 8 will explore Tonal Observation Drawing and ‘Drawing for Purpose’ as mentioned in AQA GCSE Course. The focus will be on PORTRAITURE, informed by the work of KATHE KOLLWITZ. Students will go on to explore the notion of ‘Style’ in a variety of artists work as they experiment with material and process to explore drawing aspects of the human face. Later on we will look at CUBISM, with a focus on PICASSO, this will further compliment explorations into Abstraction started in YEAR 7. The theme will continue to extend over the year.

YEAR 9

DEVELOPMENT AND PERSONAL RESPONSE

‘MYSELF’

This is scheme of work has been modified from a GCSE project; it was decided to introduce this level of work in year 9 to mirror other schools who start GCSE courses at this time. It brings together everything learned at KS3, and further explores formal elements of COMPOSITION and ‘PICTURE MAKING’ as well as DEVELOPMENT and PERSONAL RESPONSE from the GCSE syllabus. The theme of ‘MYSELF’ is used as it is question which regularly appears on GCSE exam papers. The students experiment with collage, drawing and painting. ‘Pop Art’ is introduced through the work of Derek Boshier, we then go on to look at the 1980’s New York group of artists including Keith Haring, Kenny Scarf and Jean Michel Basquiat.

 

GCSE Programme of Study Overview:

Year 10

Autumn and Spring Terms

Structures

An investigation of basic formal elements and a range of media and techniques, within the still life context, to develop and realise a fully finished drawing, painting or mixed-media work.

Summer Term Year 10 and Autumn Term Year 11

Mock exam project

Theme is to be introduced in a formal way, from a question selected from an AQA past exam paper. Then students will fully produce preparation folder work in lessons and home work - final piece to be completed in a mock timed test exam in December.

Spring Term

Timed Test and coursework completion.

Summer Term

Completion and final submission of Portfolio