Enquiry Form

Art and Design

 

SUBJECT AIM

Fine Art can be defined as work developed primarily to communicate aesthetic, intellectual or purely conceptual ideas and meaning, rather than to serve a practical or commercial function. For example, work could be the outcome of personal experiences, thoughts and feelings, or simply observation and records of people, places and things in new and unique ways. Fine artwork will demonstrate an understanding and application of formal elements and creative skills, including mark-making. Students will use visual communication sensitively and thoughtfully to document their artistic journey and fully support their intentions   Students at DIS could experience and work alongside the British renowned artist ‘Ian Murphy’ Whom exclusively works with DIS in the Visual Art’s Department.

WHAT YOU WILL STUDY

Drawing

  • The use of expressive and descriptive mark-making to record and communicate ideas.
  • The use of a range of drawing materials, media and techniques such as graphite, pastel, charcoal, ink, chalk, digital drawing applications and a range of drawing surfaces.

Lens-/light-based media

  • The use of digital, film and/or video elements such as lighting, time, sound, editing, space and composition to communicate ideas.
  • The use of a range of lens- and light-based media, materials and techniques such as montage, mixed media, installation, animation, studio and location photography, pre-and post-production manipulation.

Mixed media

  • The combining and manipulating of two-dimensional and three-dimensional media to communicate ideas.
  • The combination of a range of mixed media materials and techniques such as wet and dry media, collage, objects, textiles, two- and three-dimensional elements, digital and non-digital application.

Print Making

  • The creation of surfaces from which an image can be transferred to communicate ideas.
  • The use of a variety of materials, media and techniques such as linoleum, screen, intaglio, relief, lithography, drypoint, etching and monoprint, using a range of inks and printing surfaces.
  • Painting
  • The use of expressive and descriptive mark-making to record and communicate ideas.
  • The use of a range of painting materials, tools and techniques such as gouache, water colour, acrylic, oil, dyes, brushes, digital painting applications and a range of painting surfaces.

HOW WILL YOU BE ASSESSED

Students will be assessed externally via the examination board the expectations from the student will be as follows;

  • Three sheets of supporting studies (maximum size A2 for each sheet)
  • One sheet of final outcome/s (maximum size A2).

Assessment Objectives

International  GCSE Weighting

AO1

Develop ideas through investigations, demonstrating critical understanding of sources

25%

AO2

Refine work by exploring ideas, selecting and experimenting with appropriate media, materials, techniques and processes

25%

AO3

Record ideas, observations and insights relevant to intentions as work progresses

25%

AO4

Present a personal and meaningful response that realises intentions and demonstrates understanding of visual language

25%

WHAT THIS SUBJECT CAN LEAD TO

  • Architecture, Design Engineering, Motor vehicles Design, Animation, Graphic Artist, Advertisement Fashion Designing, Interior Designing, Photography, Fabric designer, Product Design are just some of the career paths which can be taken through studying Art.
Please click on the arrow for a detailed breakdown:

 

Year 10

Term

Overarching topic

Assessment

Learning Resources

Term 1

Introduction period: Develop knowledge, understanding and skills.

Students given the opportuninty to develop their knowledge, undstanding and skills to include:

Experimenting with materials, processes, technologies and techniques.

Recording oractical and written observations

Researching and investigating contextual sources.

Drawing/mark-making

Students are given the opportunity to generate and develop ideas by completing a small discrete project.

 

Enrichment opportunity: Gallery visit, workshop or artist in residence is offerend (Ian Murphy) to support their learning.

 

 

AO1

AO2

AO3

AO4

Presentation and group critique

Internal moderation & assessment

All PowerPoints are shared on TEAMS by the class teacher. This includes the assessment guide; exemplars; video tutorials.

 

  Term 2

 

Students continue with their induction period.

Component 1: thematic response project

Students given the opportunity to develop their knowledge, understanding and skills through their thematic response project, to include:

Developing and exploring ideas

Researching primary and contextual sources

Experimenting with media, materials, techniques and processes

Presenting a personal response(s).

 

AO1

AO2

AO3

Presentation and group critique

Internal moderation & assessment

 

 

All PowerPoints are shared on TEAMS by the class teacher. This includes the assessment guide; exemplars; video tutorials.

 

  Term 3

Thematic response project continues.

AO1

AO2

AO3

Mock examination including a period of sustained focus.

All PowerPoints are shared on TEAMS by the class teacher. This includes the assessment guide; exemplars; video tutorials.

 

 

Year 11

Term

Overarching topic

Assessment

Learning Resources

  Term 1

Thematic response project continues.

AO1

AO2

AO3

 

All PowerPoints are shared on TEAMS by the class teacher. This includes the assessment guide; exemplars; video tutorials.

 

Term 2

Component 2: Externally set Assignment

Paper released in January of the year of assessment.

Preparatory period begings in January  and students start work on their preparatory studies in response to the theme.

Students complete all preparatory studies before the start period of sustained focus.

The sustained 10-hour period of sustained focus druing which students produce their final response(s) to the theme.

 

AO1

AO2

AO3

AO4

Internal moderation

Exrernally assessed by Pearson

All PowerPoints are shared on TEAMS by the class teacher.  Resources provided by Pearson and class teacher.

Term 3

Componenent 1- Personal Portfolio

Students to finalise unifinshed work in light of feedback from the teacher and their own experience of completing th EXteranlly-set Assignment.

Students to select and present appripariate work for assessment of their Personal Protfolio.

All Personal Portfolio and examination work must be received by Pearson no later than the last day in May.

AO1

AO2

AO3

AO4

Internal moderation

Externally assessed by Pearson

Final feedback and reccomendations shared to all individuals through TEAMS by class teacher.

 

FINAL IGCSE EXAMS