Welcome to the Art Dept.

The Art department is strongly committed to giving students a broad experience of a whole range of key visual arts, crafts and design disciplines at Key Stage 3 – 5.  We offer an innovative approach to making work through courses that involve both traditional and experimental exploration of materials and concepts.

Art, Craft and Design is studied throughout KS3. In KS4 students can choose to study a specialist subject in more detail, by taking Fine Art, 3D Art, or Photography GCSE. In the 6th Form students can elect to study either Fine Art or Photography at A-Level.

 

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Members of Staff

 

ART & PHOTOGRAPHY

Curriculum Leader – Miss Rachel Davies  RDavies@nailseaschool.com

Teacher – Miss Amy Hancock-Martin AHancock-Martin@nailseaschool.com

 

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Content of the Curriculum:

KS3:

During Key Stage Three students follow two main projects per year
Year 7 Buildings (skills: drawing & perspective) Landscape (skills: paint & colour)
Year 8 Fast Food Times (skills: design & papier mache) What’s in a circle? (skills: design & clay)
Year 9 Bottles (skills: drawing, painting, photography) Self-Image (skills: drawing, doodling, painting, photography, graffiti, self-expression)

 

KS4:

GCSE fine art Main skills: drawing, painting, print-making

 

Year 10: 2 x projects (‘childhood’ and ‘portraits’)

 

Year 11: coursework project (60% of overall grade) and exam unit (40% of overall grade)

 

GCSE Photography Main skills: photography, digital editing (using Photoshop)

 

Year 10: 2 x projects (‘identity’ and ‘opposites’)

 

Year 11: coursework project (60% of overall grade) and exam unit (40% of overall grade)

 

 

KS5:

 

A Level Fine Art Main skills: drawing, painting, print-making, designing, clay-modelling

 

Year 12: 2 x projects, including ‘characteristics’

 

Year 13: coursework portfolio project (60%) and set task (40%)

 

A Level Photography

 

Main skills: digital and traditional photography, still and moving image, digital editing using Photoshop

 

Year 12: 2 x projects, including ‘objects of significance’
Year 13: coursework portfolio project (60%) and set task (40%)