Art and Design, Graphics, Textiles and Photography
Art & Design, Textiles and Photography
Faculty of Art & Design Technology
Mr G Ainscough - Head of Art
Mrs S Gray
Miss G York
Mr H Fisher
Mrs S A Gray
Art & Design, Textiles and Photography are inspiring, practical subjects that engage, motivate and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills required for a career in the creative industry. Within these subjects, pupils have the opportunity to develop their skills in a wide range of media, techniques and processes including drawing and painting, print, 3D, Textile Design, Photography and Digital Manipulation.
A high-quality art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design.
Our curriculum for Art & Design, Textiles and Photography aims to ensure that all pupils:
- produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences
- become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture, digital media and other art, craft and design techniques
- evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design
- know about artists, craft makers, photographers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.
This course provides a strong foundation for further study at AS and A-level as well as vocational pathways. To support this progression, the assessment objectives, structure and titles are very similar to those detailed in the AS and A-level Art and Design specification.
GCSE Art and Design will help you to develop your creative, technical, communication, analytical and problem-solving skills - skills that are essential in a wide range of creative and practical career opportunities.
KS3 Curriculum 2021-2022
Year 7, 8 and 9
In Year 7, 8 and 9 all students follow the KS3 National Curriculum. Art and Design is part of the KS3 Art & Design Technology carousel delivered at St Peter’s. This carousel rotation includes 8 weeks of the following subjects, Art, Textiles, Photography, Food Technology and Resistant Materials. Pupils receive 4 hours curriculum time, over the fortnightly timetable, for the duration of their 8 week block, in both year 7 and year 8.
The subjects Art, Textiles and Photography (24 weeks per year) are carefully mapped to provide an effective and broad programme of learning, to fully cover the Art & Design National curriculum. The subject content outlined in the National curriculum can be seen throughout the schemes of work delivered within Art, Textiles and Photography lessons throughout the year.
Pupils are taught:
- to use a range of techniques to record their observations in sketchbooks, journals and other media as a basis for exploring their ideas
- to use a range of techniques and media, including painting
- to increase their proficiency in the handling of different materials
- to analyse and evaluate their own work, and that of others, in order to strengthen the visual impact or applications of their work
- about the history of art, craft, design and architecture, including periods, styles and major movements from ancient times up to the present day.
KS4 Curriculum 2021-2022
Year 10 and 11
All students follow the AQA GCSE Art and Design specification. This qualification is linear. Linear means that students will sit all their exams and submit all their non-exam assessment at the end of the course. They will opt to study one of the following endorsements….
- AQA GCSE Art, Craft and Design (fig 3.4/page 16)
- AQA GCSE Graphic Communication (fig 3.6/page 18)
- AQA GCSE Textile Design (fig. 3.7/page 20)
- AQA GCSE Photography (fig.3.9/page 23)
In Years 10 and Year 11, pupils will work towards their AQA GCSE in Art & Design, in their chosen Art & Design endorsement.
Pupils are required to complete two components. Component 1 is a Portfolio which must show evidence of working in areas of study from two or more of the topics listed below taking into account the distinguishing characteristics of art, craft and design. Component 2 must show evidence of areas of study drawn from one or more of the topics listed below and is an externally set assignment by the exam board.
Pupils will explore and create work associated with at least two of the areas listed below:
- Fine Art
- Graphic communication
- Textile design
- Three dimensional design
Length of Exam
Component 1 – Portfolio
Non-exam assessment (NEA) set and marked by the school and moderated by AQA during a visit. Moderation will normally take place in June of Year 11.
60% of GCSE
Component 2 – Externally set assignment
Non-exam assessment (NEA) set by AQA; marked by the school and moderated by AQA during a visit. Moderation will normally take place in June of Year 11.
40% of GCSE
Art & Design