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Art

  “Every human is an artist.” 

Don Miguel Ruiz. 

At Bordesley Green Girls' School and Sixth Form, we strongly believe in the vital role art and design play in allowing creativity, curiosity and self-expression to develop alongside resilience, confidence and critical thinking skills. 

Our broad-based curriculum enables students  to develop and build creative skills exploring a variety of techniques with a range of media  .  

Students at B.G.G.S are introduced to a wide range of art, artists and designers from different historical contexts and a wide range of cultures creating visually literate world citizens with an understanding of their own and others cultural heritage and how art impacts and enhances our surroundings and society today. 

Assessment

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Year 12

Year 13

Year 7

Term

Topic     Enquiry questions/ Key skills

Type of Assessment

Autumn

Formal Elements

  • Line
  • Tone
  • Colour
  • Shape
  • Form
  • Texture
  • Pattern
  • Base line drawing test.

What are the formal elements?

  • A series of practical explorations and exercises discovering and using these elements.
  • Observational drawing applying the formal elements.
  • Introduction to Max Ernst
  •  Base line
  • Formative assessment
  • Summative assessment
  • Peer assessment
  • Progress check

Spring

Fantastic Fish

  • Using colour to create fish influenced by Scarpace.
  • Applying colour mixing knowledge.
  • Using pattern and mark making
  • Observation drawing
  • Isolating pattern drawing
  • Looking at the work of van Gogh.
  • Using oil pastels.
  • Peer assessment
  • Self-assessment
  • Formative assessment
  • Summative assessment
  • Progress check

Summer

Portraits

  • Proportion
  • Observation
  • Application of colour/pattern
  • Looking at the work of different portrait artists. Van Gogh. Modigliani.
  • Peer assessment
  • Self-assessment
  • Formative assessment
  • Summative assessment
  • Progress check

Extra-Curricular Activities

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Year 8

Term

Topic     Enquiry questions/ Key skills

Type of Assessment

Autumn

Flora

  • Observational drawing.
  • Tonal drawing
  • Colour theory and painting techniques
  • Grid Enlargement
  • Using oil pastels.
  • Artist research Georgia O’Keeffe
  • Base line
  • Peer assessment
  • Self-ssessment
  • Formative assessment
  • Summative assessment
  • Progress check

Spring

Cultural Project based on Hurumzi Collective Zanzibar

  • Mehndi
  • Pattern
  • Design
  • Group work
  • Collaborative work
  • Peer assessment
  • Self-assessment
  • Formative assessment
  • Summative assessment
  • Progress check

Summer

Sweet Treats

  • (3d Response) 3D construction.
  • Design and development of a 3D doughnut.
  • Construction and paintingEvaluation.
  • Papier mache
  • Peer assessment
  • Self-assessment
  • Formative assessment
  • Summative assessment.
  • Progress check

Extra-Curricular Activities 

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Year 9

Term

Topic/ Enquiry questions/ Key skills

Type of Assessment

Autumn

Mexican Day of the Dead

  • Observational drawing
  • Mono printing
  • Mixed media
  • Folk Art enquiry
  • Negative space drawing.
  • Peer assessment
  • Self-assessment
  • Formative assessment
  • Summative assessment
  • Progress check

Spring

Portraits

  • Working from photography to produce a self portrait
  • Developing skills further with a colour portrait based on celebrity
  • Portrait proption
  • Drawing techniques
  • Modigiliani
  • Danny O Connor
  • Peer assessment
  • Self-assessment
  • Formative assessment
  • Summative assessment
  • Progress check

Summer

  • Illustration and 3D project
  • Development of design and final piece using cardboard construction/papier mache
  • Development of Graphic element
  • Tom Hovey
  • Georgina luck
  • Peer assessment
  • Self-assessment
  • Formative assessment
  • Summative assessment
  • Progress check

Extra-Curricular Activities 

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Year 10

Term

Topic     Enquiry questions/ Key skills

Type of Assessment

Autumn

  • Skills workshops
  • Natural Form
  • Artists research pages.
  • Deep Dive artist page
  • Developing drawing skills from primary and secondary sources.
  • Pencil drawing
  • Pen drawing
  • Pen and wash
  • Using ink/ bleach
  • Water colour
  • Half termly formal review
  • Formative Peer assessment
  • Self-assessment
  • Formative assessment
  • Summative assessment
  • Progress check

Spring

  • Skills Workshop  working from both primary and secondary source
  • Acylic
  • Ink and bleach
  • Mixed media
  • Colour theory
  • Final piece development based on Helen Gotleib
  • Half term review
  • Peer assessment
  • Self-assessment
  • Formative assessment
  • Summative assessment
  • Progress check

Summer

  • POP ART
  • Primary source
  • Secondary source
  • Variety of scales
  • Artist research
  • Artist study
  • Painting and media technqies
  • Peer assessment
  • Self-assessment
  • Formative assessment
  • Summative assessment
  • Progress check

Extra-Curricular Activities

Can attend intervention sessions.

Gallery Visit

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Year 11

Term

Topic     Enquiry questions/ Key skills

Type of Assessment

Autumn

  • POP ART COURSEWORK NO EXAM
  • Using primary sources
  • Artist enquiry
  • Artist deep dive
  • Self-evaluation leading to development
  • Final piece
  • Peer assessment
  • Self-assessment
  • Formative assessment
  • Summative assessment
  • Progress check

Spring

POP ART completion of final pieces

Extension POP ART PORTRAITS

 

 

Summer

Independent completion of coursework

Masks submitted 10th May

 

Extra-Curricular Activities

Intervention sessions

Gallery visit

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Year 12

Term

Topic  Enquiry questions/ Key skills

Type of Assessment

Autumn

  • Skills workshops
  • Skills workshop based on the formal elements.
  • Artist Research
  • Artist Deep Dive
  • Peer assessment
  • Self-assessment
  • Formative assessment
  • Summative assessment
  • Progress check

Spring

  • Self-directed study on Botanical garden theme
  • Verbal and written feedback

Summer

  • Completion of Final botanical gardens piece
  • Mini Portrait Project
  • Working from primary and secondary source
  • Verbal and written feedback

Extra-Curricular Activities

Botanical Gardens Visit 

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Year 13

Term

Topic  Enquiry questions/ Key skills

Type of Assessment

Autumn

Independent Study (Guided)

  • Students select own starting point.
  • Develop a portfolio of work to illustrate the 4 assessment objectives.
  • Peer assessment
  • Self-assessment
  • Formative assessment
  • Summative assessment
  • Progress check

Spring

Following a support booklet they work on their portfolio and written supporting study

  • Verbal and written feedback

Summer

  • Completion, selection and photographing  portfolio before final submission.
  • Verbal and written feedback
  • A2 Examination

Extra-Curricular Activities

Gallery visit 

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How we assess the impact of what your child has been taught:

ART

How will classwork be marked/

monitored/

graded/

self-assessed?

 

KS3

Once every 6 weeks.

It will be formally assessed at the end of a unit.

Each unit will be self, peer and formally assessed.

Grade half termly.

Comments.

KS4

Verbal feedback ongoing.

Written feedback.

Final grade when appropriate.

We work within exam guidelines.

Comments.

KS5

Discussion-based feedback.

Formally assessed half termly.

Ongoing.

Continuous.

What classwork will be marked?

KS3

Practical tasks are marked when appropriate.

KS4

 

Practical tasks are marked when appropriate.

 

KS5

Practical tasks and development is discussed and recorded half termly in students handbook.

How will students ‘reflect’ on marking/ feedback?

KS3/KS4/KS5

 

Respond to feedback. Peer and self-assessment. Review and reflection.

 

How will Homework be marked/monitored/ graded?

KS3

Set tasks are marked.

KS4

Set tasks are marked.

Progress and development task are discussed.

 

KS5

Set tasks are marked

Progress and development tasks are discussed.

What are the formal Assessments? When are they marked?

 

KS3 - Set tasks and final piece. Marked at end of unit.

KS4 - Set tasks. End of unit is marked.

KS5 - All self-directed with milestones to reach at specific deadlines.

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