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ART (including photography)

KS3

KS3

Art

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Autumn 1

Observational Drawing  Surfaces and Texture

Mixed Media reptile outcome

Portraiture

Autumn 2

Clay pots inspired by Kate Malone and Natural Forms Clay Gargoyle

Landscapes

Portraiture

Spring 1

Materials Investigations – bird images Landscape continued Microscopic and distortion

Spring 2

Hundertwasser Guernica group project Microscopic and distortion

Summer 1

Underwater project – Jason Scarpace and water investigations Guernica group project

Sweet things

(Exploring reflective surfaces)

Generating ideas – exploring the work of others

Summer 2

Underwater triptych – Jason Scarpace Sweet things

(Exploring reflective surfaces)

Self-generated portrait

 

KS4

KS4

Art:  Exam Board – Edexcel
  Year 10 Year 11
Autumn 1 Surrealism Representing Sound
Autumn 2 Surrealism Representing Sound
Spring 1 Surrealism Externally Set Assignment
Spring 2 Mood & Emotion
Summer 1 Mood & Emotion
Summer 2 Mood & Emotion  

 

KS5 Art

Art Year 12 Year 13
Autumn 1 The Environment Continue A Level Coursework Unit – Personal Investigation

Begin written component – Personal Study

Autumn 2 The Environment

Individual Mini Project based on suggested themes

Complete A Level Coursework Unit – Personal Investigation 

Complete written component – Personal Study 

Spring 1 Complete Individual Mini Project Externally Set Assignment
Spring 2 Begin A Level Coursework Unit – Personal Investigation
Summer 1 Continue A Level Coursework Unit – Personal Investigation
Summer 2
Continue A Level Coursework Unit – Personal Investigation  

 

KS5 Photography

Photography marries creativity with technical skill.  The discipline encourages a greater awareness of our surroundings and the small details that make up our world but often go unnoticed.  This is a popular subject option.  Students who have studied Art at GCSE will have an improved rate of success, however this is not an essential requirement.  It is important for students to approach the subject with a willingness to work independently.

On the A level course at Ashlyns, while exploring ideas and visual communication, the students learn the techniques to present those ideas with high levels of skill.  Students learn how to analyse images and how to carry out contextual research. 

Ashlyns delivers the Edexcel/Pearson 2 year A level qualification.  This course is comprised of two elements.

1.   Personal Investigation (Coursework) amounts to 50% of the final mark, 11% of which is awarded for a written Personal Study of a minimum of 1,000 words.  

2.   Externally set exam 50%. 

Photography Year 12 Year 13
Autumn 1 Inside Out &/or Outside In

Induction period – practical introduction to the Visual Language

Continue A Level Coursework Unit – Personal Investigation 

Begin written component – Personal Study

Autumn 2 Individual Mini Project – Inside Out &/or Outside In Complete A Level Coursework Unit – Personal Investigation 

Complete written component – Personal Study

Spring 1 Begin A Level Coursework Unit – Personal Investigation Externally Set Assignment
Spring 2 Continue A Level Coursework Unit – Personal Investigation
Summer 1 Continue A Level Coursework Unit – Personal Investigation
Summer 2 Continue A Level Coursework Unit – Personal Investigation