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Key Stage 3

In year 7 you will study the art of the Aboriginal Australians and produce clay outcomes, learning the basic modelling techniques of slabbing, cutting and slipping and mark making. You will learn about contemporary British seascape artists, explore painting and drawing techniques, mark making, blending and mixing colours. You will create outcomes inspired by the work of the artists you look at. You will develop your visual language and understanding of the formal elements of line, tone, shape colour texture &  pattern and be able to describe the work of others using art terminology.

 

In year 8 you will study the artwork of contemporary British landscape, still life  and textiles artists producing a range of paintings, drawings, illustrations and textiles outcomes inspired by the work you have studied. You will master more complex brush techniques of mark making such as stippling and dry brushing, develop more accuracy in your use of line and tone in your drawing, and be more confident using mark making techniques to add texture and realism to the work you produce. You will further develop your understanding of the formal elements and be able to describe how artists and designers use these to express their ideas about the world. 

 

Year 9 is a GCSE/BTEC foundation year aimed at further developing the skills knowledge and understanding you will need to be successful, in any of the visual and practical arts you may choose to study in year ten and beyond. You will be developing a deeper understanding of the formal art and design elements and how artists and designers manipulate these to produce their own work. You will be learning how to respond in more depth to artists and cultures with a view to developing your own ideas that are informed by your investigations. We will be studying the POP art movement and the “Day of the Dead” festival as our key stimuli that will develop into a range of Fine Art, Graphics, Textiles and 3-D design based outcomes. These art and design pathways will build and further develop your drawing and painting, digital art, CAD/CAM and textiles skills to prepare you for the next steps in key stage four. 

Key Stage 4

In Key Stage 4 the exam board is AQA.

 

Assessment 

Content

Weighting

Non Examined Assessment (NEA)

Comprised of a portfolio of at least two projects.

60% 

Final exam

You select one of seven themes from the exam board to produce another project of work that concludes in the final ten hour exam, where you create final outcomes. You will have twelve weeks of taught lessons to prepare for the exam and create preparatory studies. The preparatory work and work created in the final exam are holistically assessed to formulate the exam marks. 

40%

 

 

The Creative Arts Faculty offers several pathways in the visual arts to tailor the learning experience to the strengths and interests of our pupils. 

 

You can opt for one of the following:

 

Fine Art - As a centre we specialise in drawing and painting (both in traditional media and digital). This course is for those that want to creatively express themselves in these media, while responding to the work of modern artists. Photography forms a key element of the creative process. 

 

Graphics Communication  - You will be producing work in both traditional and digital media in response to contemporary graphic designers and illustrators. This course offers more vocational, brief led contexts to the visual arts experience. Photography also formulates a key element of the creative process. 

 

Art Craft and Design - This course offers students the scope to experience a wider range of art craft and design disciplines such as: drawing and painting, graphic communication, textiles design, 3d design, printmaking, photography & digital art. You must produce work in at least two of these disciplines, responding to the work of contemporary visual arts practitioners in your portfolio.

Key Stage 5

In Key Stage 5 the exam board is AQA.

 

Assessment 

Content

Weighting

Non Examined Assessment (NEA)

Comprised of a portfolio of at least two projects.

60% 

Final exam

You select one of seven themes from your exam paper,  to produce another project of work. This concludes in the ten hour exam where you create final outcomes. You will have twelve weeks of taught lessons to prepare for the exam and create preparatory studies. The preparatory work and work created in the final exam are holistically assessed to formulate the exam marks. 

40%

 

 

We offer several pathways in the visual arts at sixth form to prepare you for the next steps into further education in the visual arts. We pride ourselves on tailoring the learning experience to the students interests and skill sets to provide our learners with the best chances of success. 

 

You can opt for any of the following courses: 

 

Fine Art - Building on the specialist training at GCSE, you are given the scope to develop  deeper mastery of traditional and digital painting media as well as responding to the work of contemporary artists and practitioners. Work in the second year is entirely self directed and personalised.  

 

Textile Design  - Extending the experience of specialist textiles processes and techniques at GCSE, you are able to develop deeper mastery of traditional and digital textiles design methodology and practice well as responding to the work of contemporary textiles artists and practitioners. Work in the second year is entirely self directed and personalised.  

 

Graphic Communication - Broadening the experience of specialist visual communication processes and techniques at GCSE, pupils are able to master the use of traditional and digital graphic communication techniques  and practice, while responding to the work of contemporary practitioners. Work in the second year is entirely self directed and personalised.  

 

Staff Contacts

Name Role Email
Mr G Austin-Woodaward Director of Faculty gwoodward@tla.woodard.co.uk
Mrs S Bridle Assistant Director of Faculty sbridle@tla.woodard.co.uk
Mrs J Mistry Teacher jmistry@tla.woodard.co.uk
Ms J O'Connor Teacher joconnor@tla.woodard.co.uk
Mrs N Winton Teacher nwinton@tla.woodard.co.uk
Mrs L Sheldon Teacher lsheldon@tla.woodard.co.uk

 

Enrichment

  • We provide you with a wide range of opportunities to exhibit your artworks in the local area -  such as The Littlehampton Arts trail, Chichester university gallery, Arundel Festival and our Creative Arts evening. 

  • The Art rooms are open for extended learning sessions across the week,  tailored to individual classes needs. 

  • Gallery visits, enrichment days and workshops are planned each year to provide engaging experiences for our young learners to build a broader knowledge of the visual arts. 

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