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Key Stage 3

 

This page outlines the topics taught in each term through Key Stage 3 (years 7 to 9), along with an overview of how assessments will take place.

 

Year 7

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Basic Drawing Skills:

Pupils are taught about Line, Tone, and Blending etc. through a range of activities.  Pupils are introduced to artists who have used these techniques in their work, e.g. Van Gogh.  Pupils are assessed on their ability to use tone.

Colour Theory:

Pupils are introduced to colour through a range of activities.  They learn about colour mixing and the colour wheel, and use a range of media.  They will then have the opportunity to put their knowledge of colour into practice.

Pupils are then assessed at the end of this Unit.

Abstraction:

Pupils study the work of Abstract artists such as Matisse, and produce research on the artists.  Pupils then use this research to develop their own abstract work using media such as collage and paint.

 

Skills Based:

Pupils will study a range of different skills linking to a range of different artists. Pupils will set success criteria and take part in a number of peer and self -assessment activities.


During the year, pupils will be assessed by…

  • Baseline Assessment at the start of Year 7 (This takes place in the first two lessons).
  • Pupils receive a tonal drawing and colour assessment at the end of unit 1.
  • Pupils will be assessed at the end of each unit; this is based on the four areas; Creativity, Investigating practical skills, Understanding art craft and design and evaluating and developing work.

 

At the end of the year, pupils will be assessed by…

  • At the end of Unit 3 pupils will receive an assessment based on the four areas; Creativity, Investigating practical skills, Understanding art craft and design and Evaluating and developing work.

Year 8

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Still Life/Observation:

This Unit of work continues to develop pupil’s observational drawing skills.  Pupils arrange objects looking at composition, sketching, shading, proportion, shape etc.  Pupils have the opportunity to produce research into various still life artists, and produce a final piece based on their research and observations.

Pop Art:

Pupils have the opportunity to produce research into various Pop Artists.  Pupils develop their observational, creative and colour skills.  Pupils then develop a final piece based on this research.

 

Skills Based:

Pupils will study a range of different skills linking to a range of different artists. Pupils will set success criteria and take part in a number of peer and self -assessment activities.


During the year, pupils will be assessed by…

  • Pupils will be assessed at the end of each unit; this is based on the four areas; Creativity, Investigating practical skills, Understanding art craft and design and evaluating and developing work.

At the end of the year, pupils will be assessed by…

  • At the end of Unit 3 pupils will receive an assessment based on the four areas; Creativity, Investigating practical skills, Understanding art craft and design and Evaluating and developing work.

Year 9

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Cultures:

Pupils produce research on work from another culture (e.g. Thai masks, African Masks, Aboriginal Art, Japanese Art).  Based on this research, pupils produce a 3D or mixed media final piece.

 

Image and Text:

Pupils look at image and text from various sources.  This could include CD’s, illustration, design work or looking at political issues and artists such as Barbara Kruger.

Skills Based:

Pupils will study a range of different skills linking to a range of different artists. Pupils will set success criteria and take part in a number of peer and self -assessment activities.

 

During the year, pupils will be assessed by…

  • Pupils will be assessed at the end of each unit; this is based on the four areas; Creativity, Investigating practical skills, Understanding art craft and design and evaluating and developing work.

At the end of the year, pupils will be assessed by…

  •  At the end of Unit 3 pupils will receive an assessment based on the four areas; Creativity, Investigating practical skills, Understanding art craft and design and Evaluating and developing work.


     



 

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