Art & Design

The Art & Design course lends itself to a wide range of SMCS studies. It allows students to become enquiring of the world around them and it encourages them to communicate their ideas effectively. Students will analyse, engage with, and question their own and others’ values and beliefs. Students discover identity and empathy and learn how to celebrate human diversity and individuality.

 

Year 7

All students study Art for 1 lessons per fortnight. During each fortnight they will be set 1 homework. Progress is formally examined at the end of each nine week Teaching and Learning Quarter.
Quarter 1 Formal elements in Art and Design Line and Tone
Quarter 2 Colour
Quarter 3 Pattern and Texture
Quarter 4 Form

Year 8

All students study Art for 2 lessons per fortnight. During each fortnight they will be set 1 homework. Progress is formally examined at the end of each nine week Teaching and Learning Quarter.
Quarter 1 Development of ideas
Quarter 2 Experiment and refine work
Quarter 3 Record in visual and written form
Quarter 4 Present imaginative and personal response

Year 9

Students follow the AQA Unendorsed (non-specialised) Art course.  This is a general art course covering a variety of different art experiences.  Students must produce coursework in at least 2-3 different areas of art throughout the GCSE course period (Y9-11); usually these are in drawing, painting, fine art, graphic design or sculpture.  Students have 5 lessons per fortnight and they will receive one piece of homework per week.
Quarter 1 Develop ideas
Quarter 2 Experiment and refine work
Quarter 3 Record in visual and written form
Quarter 4 Present imaginative and personal response

Year 10

Students follow the AQA Unendorsed (non-specialised) Art course.  This is a general art course covering a variety of different art experiences.  Students must produce coursework in at least 2-3 different areas of art throughout the GCSE course period (Y9-11); usually these are in drawing, painting, fine art, graphic design or sculpture.  Students have 5 lessons per fortnight and they will receive one piece of homework per week.
Quarter 1 Develop ideas
Quarter 2 Experiment and refine work
Quarter 3 Record in visual and written form
Quarter 4 Present imaginative and personal response

Year 11

Students follow the AQA Unendorsed (non-specialised) Art course.  This is a general art course covering a variety of different art experiences.  Students must produce coursework in at least 2-3 different areas of art throughout the GCSE course period (Y9-11); usually these are in drawing, painting, fine art, graphic design or sculpture.  Students have 5 lessons per fortnight and they will receive one piece of homework per week.
Quarter 1 Develop ideas
Quarter 2 Experiment and refine work
Quarter 3 Record in visual and written form
Quarter 4 Present a personal response

Year 12

Students follow the AQA Unendorsed (non-specialised) Art course. It is examined by Mr Haring/Ms Lynch.  Students have 8 lessons per fortnight and they will receive one piece of homework per week.
Quarter 1 Develop ideas
Quarter 2 Experiment and refine work
Quarter 3 Record in visual and written form
Quarter 4 Present a personal response

Year 13

Students follow the AQA Unendorsed (non-specialised) Art course. It is examined by Mr Haring/Ms Lynch.  Students have 8 lessons per fortnight and they will receive one piece of homework per week.
Quarter 1 Develop ideas
Quarter 2 Experiment and refine work
Quarter 3 Record in visual and written form
Quarter 4 Present a personal response