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Art

  “Every human is an artist.” 

Don Miguel Ruiz. 

At Bordesley Green Girls' School and Sixth Form, we strongly believe in the vital role art and design play in allowing creativity, curiosity and self-expression to develop alongside resilience, confidence and critical thinking skills. 

Our broad-based curriculum enables students  to develop and build creative skills exploring a variety of techniques with a range of media  .  

Students at B.G.G.S are introduced to a wide range of art, artists and designers from different historical contexts and a wide range of cultures creating visually literate world citizens with an understanding of their own and others cultural heritage and how art impacts and enhances our surroundings and society today. 

Assessment

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Year 12

Year 13

Year 7

Term

Topic     Enquiry questions/ Key skills

Type of Assessment

Autumn

Formal Elements

Line

Tone

Colour

Shape

Form

Texture

Pattern

Base line drawing test.

What are the formal elements?

A series of practical explorations and exercises discovering and using these elements.

Observational drawing applying the formal elements.

Introduction to Max Ernst

 Base line

Formative assessment

Summative assessment

Peer assessment

Progress check

Spring

Fantastic Fish

Using colour to create fish influenced by Scarpace.

Applying colour mixing knowledge.

Using pattern and mark making

Observation drawing

Isolating pattern drawing

Looking at the work of van Gogh.

Using oil pastels.

Peer assessment

Self-assessment

Formative assessment

Summative assessment

Progress check

Summer

Portraits

Proportion

Observation

Application of colour/pattern

Looking at the work of different portrait artists. Van Gogh. Modigliani.

Peer assessment

Self-assessment

Formative assessment

Summative assessment

Progress check

Extra-Curricular Activities

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Year 8

Term

Topic     Enquiry questions/ Key skills

Type of Assessment

Autumn

Flora

Observational drawing.

Tonal drawing

Colour theory and painting techniques

Grid Enlargement

Using oil pastels.

Artist research Georgia O’Keeffe

Base line

Peer assessment

Self-ssessment

Formative assessment

Summative assessment

Progress check

Spring

Sweet Treats

Observational drawing in a variety of media

Enlargement

Watercolour technique.Investigating primary and secondary sources

Artist research Wayne Thiebaud.

Peer assessment

Self-assessment

Formative assessment

Summative assessment

Progress check

Summer

Sweet Treats

(3d Response) 3D construction.

Design and development of a 3D slice of cake.

Construction and paintingEvaluation.

Papier mache

Peer assessment

Self-assessment

Formative assessment

Summative assessment.

Progress check

Extra-Curricular Activities 

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Year 9

Term

Topic     Enquiry questions/ Key skills

Type of Assessment

Autumn

Still Life

Observational drawing

Artist enquiry Patrick Caulfield

Vanitas*

Application of rule of thirds

Production of final piece

Grid enlargement

Baseline

Peer assessment

Self-assessment

Formative assessment

Summative assessment

Progress check

Spring

Mexican Day of the Dead

Observational drawing

Mono printing

Mixed media

Folk Art enquiry

Negative space drawing.

Peer assessment

Self-assessment

Formative assessment

Summative assessment

Progress check

Summer

Day of the dead personal response

Development of a day of the dead Altar

Independent response.

Peer assessment

Self-assessment

Formative assessment

Summative assessment

Progress check

Extra-Curricular Activities 

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Year 10

Term

Topic     Enquiry questions/ Key skills

Type of Assessment

Autumn

Skills workshops

Natural Form

Artists research pages.

Deep Dive artist page

Developing drawing skills from primary and secondary sources.

Pencil drawing

Pen drawing

Pen and wash

Using ink/ bleach

Water colour

Half termly formal review

Formative Peer assessment

Self-assessment

Formative assessment

Summative assessment

Progress check

Spring

Skills Workshop

POP ART

Artist page research

Gallery visit and visual documentation.

Press printing

Ink drawing large

Oil pastel drawing large

Scaffolder independent project.

Half term review

Peer assessment

Self-assessment

Formative assessment

Summative assessment

Progress check

Summer

Natural form (Independent study)

From own starting point students produce a piece a body of work culminating in a final piece.

Peer assessment

Self-assessment

Formative assessment

Summative assessment

Progress check

Extra-Curricular Activities

Can attend intervention sessions.

Gallery Visit

Apple store visit

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Year 11

Term

Topic     Enquiry questions/ Key skills

Type of Assessment

Autumn

Environment

Using primary sources

Artist enquiry

Artist deep dive

Self-evaluation leading to development

Final piece/

Peer assessment

Self-assessment

Formative assessment

Summative assessment

Progress check

Spring

Exam set task (1st Jan)

Students receive exam paper in January.

Following a support booklet they work on their exam  with support  and guidance.

GCSE Examination

Verbal and written feedback

Summer

Exam set task (Final exam)

Development of ideas

10h final exam

GCSE Examination

Verbal and written feedback

Extra-Curricular Activities

Intervention sessions

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Year 12

Term

Topic  Enquiry questions/ Key skills

Type of Assessment

Autumn

Skills workshops

Skills workshop based on the formal elements.

Five page portfolio

Artist Research

Artist Deep Dive

Peer assessment

Self-assessment

Formative assessment

Summative assessment

Progress check

Spring

Exam set task (1st Jan)

Students receive exam paper in January.

Following a support booklet they work on their exam  with support  and guidance.

AS Examination

Verbal and written feedback

Summer

Exam set task (Final exam)

Development of ideas

10h final exam

AS Examination

Verbal and written feedback

Extra-Curricular Activities

Gallery visit 

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Year 13

Term

Topic  Enquiry questions/ Key skills

Type of Assessment

Autumn

Independent Study (Guided)

Students select own starting point.

Develop a portfolio of work to illustrate the 4 assessment objectives.

Peer assessment

Self-assessment

Formative assessment

Summative assessment

Progress check

Spring

Exam set task (1st Feb)

Students receive exam paper in Feb.

Following a support booklet they work on their exam  project independently with support  and guidance.

A2 Examination

Verbal and written feedback

Summer

Exam set task (Final exam)

Development of ideas

Review and reflection

15h final exam

A2 Examination

Verbal and written feedback

Extra-Curricular Activities

Gallery visit 

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How we assess the impact of what your child has been taught:

ART

How will classwork be marked/

monitored/

graded/

self-assessed?

 

KS3

Once every 3 weeks.

It will be formally assessed at the end of a unit.

Each unit will be self, peer and formally assessed.

Grade half termly.

Comments.

KS4

Verbal feedback ongoing.

Written feedback.

Final grade when appropriate.

We work within exam guidelines.

Comments.

KS5

Discussion-based feedback.

Formally assessed half termly.

Ongoing.

Continuous.

What classwork will be marked?

KS3

Practical tasks are marked when appropriate.

KS4

 

Practical tasks are marked when appropriate.

 

KS5

Practical tasks and development is discussed and recorded half termly in students handbook.

How will students ‘reflect’ on marking/ feedback?

KS3/KS4/KS5

 

Respond to feedback. Peer and self-assessment. Review and reflection.

 

How will Homework be marked/monitored/ graded?

KS3

Set tasks are marked.

KS4

Set tasks are marked.

Progress and development task are discussed.

 

KS5

Set tasks are marked

Progress and development tasks are discussed.

What are the formal Assessments? When are they marked?

 

KS3 - Set tasks and final piece. Marked at end of unit.

KS4 - Set tasks. End of unit is marked.

KS5 - All self-directed with milestones to reach at specific deadlines.

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