At The Hub School we deliver a high-quality Art and Design education that engages, inspires and challenges our students. This equips them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, develop and self-express confidently within their art work. As they progress and grow in their confidence and abilities, they are able to think critically and develop a more in depth understanding of art and design. Effective teaching and learning will ensure that the curriculum is accessible to all students through structuring of activities, scaffolding of skills and personalised teaching.
Studying art at KS3 students will study a range of projects which are informed by the aims of National Curriculum. These are;
Year 7: Visual elements (colour and shape, tone and form, texture and pattern) and Day of the Dead
Year 8: Nana bodies, Pop art, Art of Sierra Leone, and Under the sea
Year 9: Imaginary worlds, Zentangle, Architecture
Within these projects students will:
- actively engage in the creative process in order to develop as effective and independent learners, and as critical and reflective thinkers with enquiring minds
- become confident in taking risks and learning from experience when exploring and experimenting with ideas, processes, media, materials and techniques
- develop and refine ideas/personal outcomes with increasing independence
- acquire and develop technical skills through working with a wide range of media, materials, techniques, processes and technologies with purpose and intent
- develop knowledge and understanding of art, craft and design in historical and contemporary contexts, societies and cultures
- demonstrate safe working practices
- critically analyse and evaluate own outcomes using visual language as well as analyse the work of other artists, movements and cultures.
Students will study AQA Art, Craft & Design. The course is made up of 60% coursework (component 1) which is started in Year 10 and 40% exam (component 2). Component 1 can be made up of various areas of study; fine art, graphic communication, textiles or 3D design at the choice of the student. Component 2 is an externally set assignment set by the exam board.
Within this programme of study (AQA Art, craft and design) students will study 4 assessment objectives:
- develop ideas through investigations informed by selecting and critically analysing sources (AO1)
- refine ideas as work progresses through experimenting with media, materials, techniques and processes (AO2)
- record ideas, observations, insights and independent judgements, visually and through written annotation, using appropriate specialist vocabulary, as work progresses (AO3)
- realise personal intentions through sustained application of the creative process (AO4)