Art

Year 7

Project 1 - Portraits

  • Self Portraits

  • Proportions

  • Direct observation of the features

  • Artist Research (Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol & Francis Bacon)

  • Picasso - painting

  • Warhol - mono print

  • Bacon - oil pastel

Project 2 - Landscapes

  • Perspective (horizon line and vanishing point)

  • Silhouettes

  • Reflections in water

  • Artist Research (Hundertwasser, David Hockney & Jason Anderson)

  • Hundertwasser – oil pastels

  • David Hockney – pencil crayon

  • Jason Anderson - painting

Year 8

Project 1 - Insects

  • Butterflies, Beetles and other bugs

  • Proportions

  • Direct observation of the features

  • Artist Research (Gustav Klimt, William Morris & Ergin Inan)

  • Klimt – pencil crayon

  • Morris – painting and pen

  • Inan - ink

Project 2 - Animals

  • African animals

  • Proportions

  • Direct observation of the features

  • Artist Research (Franz Marc, Dean Russo & Umberto Boccioni)

  • Franz Marc – oil pastels

  • Dean Rosso – Ink/print/collage

  • Umberto Boccioni - painting

Year 9

Project 1 - Still Life

  • Form and Text

  • Ellipses and shape

  • Lettering

  • Artist Research (Salvador Dali and Rene Magritte, Claus Oldenberg & Leon-Zernitsky)

  • Dali/Magritte – painting

  • Oldenberg – 3D sculpture

  • Leon-Zernitsky – oil pastel

Project 2 - Human Form

  • Proportions

  • Direct observation of shape

  • Artist Research (Alberto Giacometti, Antony Gormley & Cheryl Waale)

  • Giacometti – Wire and Mod Roc

  • Gormley – Charcoal and paint

  • Cheryl Waale – painting and oil pastels

GCSE Art & Design - Fine Art (OCR J171)

Examination (40%)

The exam is set by the exam board and the students will complete this in the January of Year 11.

The exam work is completed in the same format as the controlled assessment.

Controlled Assessment (60%)

The students are given various starting points from which they can build a project. Their project will contain:

  • Develop (AO1)

  • Refine (AO2)

  • Record (AO3)

  • Present (AO4)

The possible starting points include:

  • Project A Human impact on the natural world: global warming, hunting, animal extinction, pollution, destruction of animal habitats and animal testing

  • Project B Great Britain: culture, past and present, architecture and where we live

  • Project C Me, Myself and I: music, food, portrait, hobbies and interests


FOR MORE INFORMATION

If you have any questions regarding the Art Curriculum at The Wordsley School, please contact Mr A While (Curriculum Achievement Lead) on (01384) 816015.