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At Leeds City Academy, students will have the opportunity to experiment with a variety of artistic materials, techniques and processes whilst learning to communicate thought and meaning visually. Students will create artefacts and make images in response to their own ideas and the work of other artists and designers. Students’ use of the formal elements in Art will be a key part of their development as artists.  At KS4 we currently offer AQA GCSE Art and Design.

 

Course Delivered

  • GCSE Art & Design (AQA)

 

Term by Term Subject Content 

KS3

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Year 7

Cubism

Still Life Drawing - Formal elements, observational drawing.  Techniques and processes - Mark-making and pencil techniques.

 

Cubism

Cubist watercolour study – Colour theory. Increased proficiency using a range of techniques and media including painting.

Egyptian Art

Egyptian Artefact – Motif and Pattern development.

Egyptian Art

Mixed media including printmaking. Analysis and evaluation of own work and that of others.

 

Year 8

Aboriginal Art

World Art Aboriginal – Pointillist painting. Formal elements, techniques and processes. Skills - Mark-Making, painting and pencil techniques.

Pop Art

World Art - Japanese Art – Drawing. Formal elements, techniques and processes. Skills - Mark-making, composition and pencil techniques.

Pop Art

World Art - Japanese Art – Drawing. Formal elements, techniques and processes. Skills - Mark-making, composition and pencil techniques.

Aboriginal Art

World Art Aboriginal – Pointillist painting. Formal elements, techniques and processes. Skills - Mark-Making, painting and pencil techniques.

Roma Culture

World Art – Roma and Islamic pattern. History of art, craft, design and architecture. Analysing and evaluating own work and that of others. Skills – Assemblage, Mixed- media, surface treatment.

Identity

2D self-portrait based on research. Skills - Composition, photography and painting.

 

KS4

Term 1

 

Term 2

Term 3

Year 9

AQA GCSE Art and Design (Art, craft and design)

Op Art/ ZentanglesFine Art

Coverage of the four GCSE assessment objectives: Developing, exploring, recording and presenting a personal response. Key aim -Developing confidence and fluency when handling a range of materials.

AQA GCSE

Portrait – Fine Art

Natural Forms – Three-dimensional design

Coverage of the four GCSE assessment objectives: Developing, exploring, recording and presenting a personal response. Key aim -Developing confidence and fluency when handling a range of materials.

 

AQA GCSE

Hundertwasser/ Designing Myself  – Three-Dimensional design

Coverage of the four GCSE assessment objectives: Developing, exploring, recording and presenting a personal response. Key aim -Developing confidence and fluency when handling a range of materials.

Year 10

AQA GCSE:  Art and Design (Art, craft and design)

Fine Art

 

Component 1: Portfolio – The development of a portfolio that in total shows explicit coverage of the four assessment objectives. It will include a sustained project evidencing the journey from initial engagement to the realisation of intentions.

Students will have the opportunity to experiment with a range of materials.

AQA GCSE:  

Three-Dimensional design

 

Students will work in one or more area(s) - Sculpture, ceramics, mixed media, and painting.

AQA GCSE:  

Individual creative response

 

Students will work in one or more area(s) - Drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, photography, printmaking, mixed media, Illustration.

 

 

Year 11

AQA GCSE:  Art and Design (Art, craft and design)

Mock exam: Marine Life

 

Component 1: Portfolio - The final piece will be produced in 10 hours under exam conditions.

AQA GCSE:

Component 2: Externally Set Task

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. 10 Hour Controlled assessment.

 

AQA GCSE:

Component 2: Externally Set Task

 

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For further information on the curriculum offered please contact the Academy F.A.O Catherine Byfield (Active and Design subjects )