Art

Aims of the Department

The department aims to bridge the gap between art and design in school and in the real world. Our students will learn to understand that art and design is an intellectual exercise. They will learn that art and design will extend the means of communication.

This discipline provides the vision and creativity with which we shape the environment in which we live. We offer a full breadth of technical skills and constructive experiences. The work will always be firmly rooted in its social cultural context. This is achieved through a challenging, exciting and broad curriculum aimed at boys. 
 

Department Staff

  • Joseph Brasse - Head of Art and Product Design: j.brasse@fulhamboysschool.org.uk
  • Eleanor Northway - Art Teacher

Our approach to lessons

Our students are encouraged to investigate and explore various art techniques, concepts and ideas. Through careful teaching, they are also encouraged to develop a sense of enjoyment and excitement with the subject, as they make and display their artistic ability to others through individual and group work. 'Creativity' , Christian and Enterprising values balanced by the study of art 'tradition' is at the heart of our instruction.

Curriculum

Year 7 curriculum

Autumn:

Pattern & Print
Key concepts being taught:

  • Drawing skills 
  • Observational drawing
  • Analysis
  • Design development
  • Print-making 
  • Repeat pattern

Spring:
Food as Art
Key concepts being taught:

  • Drawing skills
  • Observational drawing
  • Analysis
  • Design development
  • 3D sculptural manipulation
  • Painting
  • Colour theory

Summer:
Uglyverse
Key concepts being taught:

  • Drawing skills
  • Analysis 
  • Market research
  • Design process
  • Use of textile tools
  • Textile processes

How the boys will be assessed in Year 7 (bullet points)

  • All students at the start of the academic year will sit a baseline test
  • Students will receive formative feedback fortnightly. 
  • The department uses three assessment points during the academic year to assess the Students outcomes for each program of studies.The summative grade given is inline with the KS4/5  assessment objectives.

 

 

Year 8 Curriculum

Autumn

Hybrid Insects

Key concepts being taught:

  • Drawing skills
  • Observational drawing
  • Analysis
  • Design development
  • Print-making,
  • Wire modelling

Spring

Inside out

Key concepts being taught:

  • Drawing skills
  • Observational drawing
  • Analysis
  • Design development
  • Clay modelling
  • Colour theory

Autumn

Masquerade
Key concepts being taught:

  • Drawing skills
  • Observational drawing
  • Analysis
  • Design development
  • Paper Mache modelling
  • Painting
  • Colour theory

How the boys will be assessed in Year 8 

  • All students at the start of the academic year will sit a baseline test
  • Students will receive formative feedback fortnightly 
  • The department uses three assessment points during the academic year to assess the Students outcomes for each program of studies. The summative grade given is inline with the KS4/5  assessment objectives.
     

Year 9 curriculum

Autumn
Propaganda
Key concepts being taught:

  • Drawing skills 
  • Observational drawing 
  • Analysis 
  • Design development
  • Mix media
  • Compositions
  • Stencilling

Spring
Architecture

Key concepts being taught:

  • Drawing skills
  • Observational drawing
  • Analysis 
  • Design development
  • 3D sculptural manipulation
  • Painting
  • Colour theory

Spring

Masquerade
Key concepts being taught:

  • Drawing skills
  • Observational drawing
  • Analysis
  • Design development
  • Paper Mache modelling
  • Painting
  • Colour theo

Summer

View points           
(GCSE POS)

  • Students given the opportunity to develop their knowledge, understanding and skills, to include:
  • Exploring and experimenting with materials, processes, technologies, techniques and processes
  • Recording practical and written observations
  • Researching and investigating contextual sources
  • Drawing / mark-making

How the boys will be assessed in Year 9 

  • All students at the start of the academic year will sit a baseline test
  • Students will receive formative feedback fortnightly 
  • The department uses three assessment points during the academic year to assess the Students outcomes for each program of studies. The summative grade given is inline with the KS4/5  assessment objectives.

 

GCSE

Exam Board - EDUQAS 

First Year - Component 1 (60% of the total qualification: 120 marks)
This component comprises a major practical portfolio and outcome/s to be based on internally set themes and subject matter developed from personal and/or given starting points. 
• This component will be internally set, internally assessed and externally moderated. 
• Work will be selected, evaluated and presented for assessment by the student. 
• Evidence is required of how the student has met each of the assessment objectives. 
• No time limit: duration to be determined by the centre.

Second Year - Component 2 (40% of the total qualification: 80 marks) 
The Externally Set Assignment consists of two parts: 

Part 1: Preparatory study period 
• Externally Set Assignment materials set by WJEC are to be released to the students no earlier than 2 January (in the calendar year in which the assessment is to be taken) and will consist of assignments based on themes, visual stimuli and written briefs, which are to be presented to the student at the start of the preparatory study period. 
• One of the assignments is to be selected by the student and used as a starting point from which to elicit a personal, creative response. 
• Responses are developed during the preparatory study period. They should take the form of practical, critical and contextual preparatory work/supporting studies which inform the resolution of the student’s ideas in the 10 hours sustained focus study. 
• The start of the preparatory study period is defined as the date upon which the externally set assignment materials are presented to the student. The preparatory study period may commence on or after 2 January. The preparatory study period finishes upon commencement of the sustained focus work. 
• Start and finish dates of the preparatory study period to be determined by the centre, taking into account the May deadline for the submission of internally assessed marks to WJEC.

Part 2: 10 hour period of sustained focus work 
• The resolution of the student’s ideas from the preparatory work must be completed during the designated 10 hours of sustained focus work. 
• The period of sustained focus work must be completed under supervised conditions. 
• Centres determine the scheduling of the supervised sustained focus sessions, taking into account the May deadline for the submission of internally assessed marks to WJEC. 
• Work will be selected, evaluated and presented for assessment by the student. 
• The Externally Set Assignment will be set by WJEC, assessed by the teacher and externally moderated. 
• Both the preparatory work and sustained focus work will be assessed together using the assessment objectives
 

Year 10  curriculum

Autumn 2018 12 weeks

  •  Induction period: embed knowledge, understanding and skills
  • Work produced during the induction period is not submitted for the final assessment of the Personal Portfolio unless you and your student feel it evidences the creative journey the student has been on

Students given the opportunity to develop their knowledge, understanding and skills, to include:

  • Exploring and experimenting with materials, processes, technologies, techniques and processes
  • Recording practical and written observations
  • Researching and investigating contextual sources
  • Drawing / mark-making
  • Students given the opportunity to generate and develop ideas by completing a small discrete project
  • Enrichment opportunity: gallery visit and/or workshops will be offered to students to support their learning 

Spring 2019 11 weeks
Students continue with their induction period
Component 1: thematic response project

  • Work produced during this thematic response project is submitted for the final assessment of the Personal Portfolio
  • Students given the opportunity to develop their knowledge, understanding and skills, to include:
  • Developing and exploring ideas
  • Researching primary and contextual sources
  • Experimenting with media, materials, techniques and processes
  • Presenting personal response(s)
  • Enrichment opportunity: gallery visit, workshop and/or artist in residence will be offered to support students’ response to the theme

Summer 2019 10 weeks
Thematic response project continues

Year 11 curriculum


Autumn 2019 12 weeks
Component 1: mock exam assignment (including a period of sustained focus)

  • Work produced during this project is submitted for the final assessment of the Personal Portfolio
  • Students given the opportunity to mimic the content of the Externally Set Assignment, using a previous ESA theme or the Sample Assessment Materials (SAMs) available on the WJEC website, to include:
  • Developing and exploring ideas
  • Researching primary and contextual sources
  • Experimenting with media, materials, techniques and processes
  • Presenting personal response(s)
  • Enrichment opportunity: gallery visit, workshop and/or visit to a local area of interest to support students’ response to the theme
  • Students given the opportunity to improve their mock exam assignment in light of feedback from teacher

Spring 2020 11 weeks

Component 2: Externally Set Assignment 

  • Paper released 2 January
  • Preparatory period begins in January and students start work on their preparatory studies in response to the theme
  • Enrichment opportunity: gallery visit, workshop and/or visit to a local area of interest to support students’ response to the theme
  • Students complete all preparatory studies before the start of the period of sustained focus
  • The 10-hour period of sustained focus during which students produce their final response(s) to the theme

Summer 2020 10 weeks
Component 1: Personal Portfolio projects (thematic response and mock exam assignment)

  • Students to finalise unfinished work in light of feedback from teacher and their own experience of completing the Externally Set Assignment
  • Students to select and present appropriate work for assessment of their Personal Portfolio
  • External moderation window begins on 1 May


How the boys will be assessed at KS4

  • Students will receive formative feedback weekly 
  • The department uses five assessment points during the academic year to assess the Students outcomes for each program of studies. The summative grade given is inline with assessment objectives.
     

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