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The De La Salle Academy

The De La Salle Academy

The De La Salle Academy

Inspiring People;
Breaking Boundaries

Art

 

Directorate Staff
Miss J. Talbot

Curriculum Intent

‘Art helps us see connections, and brings a more coherent meaning to our world’

The Art Department at The De La Salle Academy is committed to promoting moral, social and personal progression. We aim to provide students with the ability to explore their own experiences and revolutionise them into Art.

In this way, students can express themselves and communicate their creative ideas to others, regardless of talent or ability. Art encourages students to think differently, giving them the ability to work collaboratively and innovatively. As a subject, we aim to promote successful, independent learners, who make excellent progress through an enjoyment of learning.

Across both key stages, we have a clear aim to develop and improve learners’ experience and understanding of creating Art through skill development, incorporating the formal elements: line, tone, texture, colour, form and shape. Student’s skills are developed upon year by year. As students’ progress we engage in traditional methods of Art such as drawing and painting, however, they will also work with 3D materials, printmaking and digital processes.

Learning activities and Teaching approaches
 A range of teaching and learning approaches will be implemented with the aim of ensuring pupils are provided with opportunities to:

  • Produce creative, stimulating work, which explores their ideas and records their experiences.
  • Become proficient in drawing, painting, three dimensional sculpture and other Art, Craft and Design techniques.
  • Analyse and evaluate creative works using the language of Art, Craft and Design.
  • Have a broad knowledge of great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their work.

 

Curriculum Implementation

 

 

 

 

 

 

A range of teaching and learning approaches will be implemented with the aim of ensuring pupils are provided with opportunities to:

  • Produce creative, stimulating work, which explores their ideas and records their experiences.
  • Become proficient in drawing, painting, three dimensional sculpture and other Art, Craft and Design techniques.
  • Analyse and evaluate creative works using the language of Art, Craft and Design.
  • Have a broad knowledge of great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their work.

Curriculum Impact

In year 7, our students will complete a baseline assessment. This will then inform their targets and work within the classroom. At key stage three, students are assessed regularly throughout the term against the MIKE criteria. This has been devised from the National Curriculum aims, focusing on: making. Investigation knowledge and evaluation.

Students are regularly given verbal and written feedback in the form of a WWW and an EBI (What went well, even better if). During lesson time, they are given Dedicated Independent Reflection Time (DIRT) to respond to their feedback, and set personal targets.

At key stage four, students are assessed against the Assessment Objectives, each weighting 25%. These are: AO1: 25% Develop ideas through investigations, demonstrating critical understanding of sources. AO2: Refine work by exploring ideas, selecting and experimenting with appropriate media, materials, techniques and processes. AO3: Record ideas, observations and insights relevant to intentions as work progresses. AO4: Present a personal and meaningful response that realises intentions and demonstrates understanding of visual language. Component one of the GCSE consists of a portfolio of work, weighting 60%, and the externally set exam weighting 40%.

 

Social Media Links

Instagram: @delasalleart

Twitter: @delasalleart

 

Examination information 

 
Art
Contact: Miss J. Talbot
Applies to: Years 10 & 11
Course Type: GCSE
Exam Board: Edexcel
Specification: 1AD0
Board Website:

https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/art-and-design-2016.html