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Art & Design

Intent, Implementation and Impact

Intent

At Brompton Hall School we value Art and Design as an important part of the student’s entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum. Art and Design provides the student with the opportunities to develop and extend skills and an opportunity to express their individual interests, thought and ideas.

Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge students, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.

Implementation

The teaching and implementation of the Art and Design Curriculum at Brompton Hall School is based on the National Curriculum and linked to topics to ensure a well-structured approach to this creative subject.

Areas covered include drawing, painting, printing and sculpture.

The work of famous local, national and international artists are explored to enhance the student's learning.

Impact

Ongoing assessments take place throughout the year. Teachers use this information to inform future lessons; ensuring children are supported and challenged appropriately. Progress is recorded on sketchbooks and folders and is included in termly reports.

Students are assessed within Art and Design and their progress is tracked termly using the 2Simple tracker system.

Key Stage 3:

In KS3 our students develop their basic skills and techniques through a range of projects such as; observational drawing, portraits, graphic design, landscape and ceramics. This is intended to build confidence in their ability as well as developing skills.

Students learn to analyse and evaluate their own work, and that of others, in order to strengthen the visual impact or applications of their work.

Students learn about the history of art, craft, design and architecture, including periods, styles and major movements from ancient times up to the present day.

Key Stage 4:

In Years 10 & 11 students follow the AQA GCSE full course, building on the skills developed throughout KS3. Lessons are specifically developed to ensure students are encouraged to further develop their creativity, imagination and the practical skills for communicating and expressing ideas in art, craft & design. Assessment is by Unit 1: Portfolio of Work (Controlled Assessment) 60 per cent and Unit 2: Externally Set Task 40 per cent.

Art & Design: Photography

Key Stage 4:

Where possible, in Year 11 students also follow the OCR GCSE in Art and Design: Photography. Lessons are specifically developed to ensure students learn about composition skills and are encouraged to further develop their creativity, imagination and the practical skills for communicating and expressing ideas. Assessment is by Unit 1: Portfolio of Work (Controlled Assessment) 60 per cent and Unit 2: Externally Set Task 40 per cent.

Qualification Pathway: 

AQA Art & Design GCSE (8201)

OCR Art & Design Photography GCSE (J173)

OCR Art & Design Photography Entry Level (R310)