6th Form Open Evening 2017

Sixth Form Open Evening for Entry Sept 2018 takes place on Wednesday 15th November 5pm. Applicatio...

Press Release GCSE Summer 2017

At Therfield we are, once again, very pleased with our students’ results in the more challenging G...

Press Release A Level Exams 2017

We are delighted with this year’s A Level results, all the more considering the increased level of...

DT Workshop – Curriculum Enrichment Days (July 2017)

On Monday 17th and Tuesday 18th July, the Year 7 cohort collaborated in a one day ‘DT Workshop’ wh...

  • 6th Form Open Evening 2017

  • Open Morning 2017

  • Press Release GCSE Summer 2017

  • Press Release A Level Exams 2017

  • DT Workshop – Curriculum Enrichment Days (July 2017)

The Art Department

ART, CRAFT, PHOTOGRAPHY & DESIGN:

The Art department encourages invention, exploration of media and development of concepts and themes. Students are trained to take risks, engage in good practice to improve their skills and reflect upon how to further their practice. Artists have numerous opportunities throughout the academic year including Art gallery visits, participating in practitioner workshops, exhibitions and competitions.

 

Study programme for KS3:

Year 7 

TERM 1: PORTRAITS

-Drawing portraits/the human figure

-Portrait artist case studies

-Drawing practice

-Designing and making

 

TERM 2: ABORIGINAL ART & COLOUR

-Symbols in Art (connections made to Geography/Duke of Edinburgh)

-History of Aboriginal Art and context

-Colour theory

-Painting practice

-Designing and making

 

TERM 3: WEDGE – SCULPTURE

-Understanding 2D and 3D (connections made to Maths)

-Understanding proportion, segments, shapes, space in 3D

-Sculptor case studies

-Sculpture practice

-Designing and making

 

Year 8

TERM 1: POP ART

-Introduction to Art Movement and how it evolved – Art History

-Contextual research on Andy Warhol, responding to ‘Marilyn Diptych’ 1962

-Drawing in proportion and scaling up

-Developing painting practice

-Designing and making

 

TERM 2: PATTERN

-Developing themes and ideas from Pop Art work to make repeat pattern prints

-Exploring 2-3 artists who manipulate pattern in their work (Keith Haring, Bridget Riley, Sue Timney)

-History of Op Art and context

-Print making practice

-Designing and making

 

TERM 3: SUSTAINABILITY

-What is ‘sustainability’ and how can we be sustainable?

-Introduction to the BITC Sustainability Art Challenge (organised by The Hub)

-Mini projects responding to the work of artists using recycled materials

-Developing relief work

 

YEAR 9

TERM 1: CUBISM

-Direct observation and drawing practice

-Introduction to Cubism – concepts

-Responding to a Cubism

-Developing painting practice

-Changes in Cubism: from Analytical to Synthetic

-Designing and making

 

TERM 2: SCULPTURE

-What is sculpture? Introduction to different materials and techniques used by sculptors

-Exploring the ideas and context behind 2-3 sculptors’ practice and responding to their work

-Experimenting with scale

-Developing sculptural practice

-Designing and making

 

TERM 3: IDENTITY

-What is ‘identity’? Exploring self: developing visual ideas to represent personality and origins

-Contextual research on Banksy’s work, his identity and meaning of work

-Exploring the context behind the work of two artists who explore ‘identity’ and responding to their work

-Developing work to create personal designs, making connections to art work and own identity

-Designing and making

 

Study programme for KS4:

In Year Ten students can choose to study Art & Design as a GCSE. Students follow the Edexcel course specification. The programme involves completing two projects as part of COMPONENT 1: Personal Portfolio in Art and Design, which is worth 60% of the qualification.

 

These themes are – 

1. ‘Art Movements’

2. Previous year’s ESA title (Mock Exam)

 

Each project requires evidence for four assessment objectives:

AO1: Develop your ideas through investigations informed by contextual and other sources demonstrating analytical and cultural understanding.

AO2: Refine your ideas through experimenting and selecting appropriate resources, media, materials, techniques and processes.

AO3: Record ideas, observations and insights relevant to your intentions in visual and/or other forms.

AO4: Present a personal and meaningful response that realises intentions and demonstrates understanding of visual language.

All coursework is submitted at the end of January in year eleven. Students then build a research project as evidence for Unit 2: Externally Set Assignment (ESA), which is worth 40% of the qualification. This unit is one theme set by Edexcel in February.

Students sit a two day examination after Easter in which they create a final piece for Unit two. This concludes their GCSE study.

A hand book is available for more information regarding the KS4 Art & Design programme.

 

Study programme for KS5:

The Art department offer A Level ‘Photography Lens and Light Based Media’ and ‘Art, Craft & Design’ as separate qualifications under the Art & Design Edexcel specification. However, the courses are taught together so that students may share good practice and learn from each other’s disciplines. Students have numerous opportunities during these two years of study to: visit Art galleries/fairs, attend Art Lecture days, contact artists/photographers, peer mentoring, excursions, speak to visiting artists, arrange work experience placements and create community work pieces.

Students in Year 12 for both subjects are given the theme ‘People and Places’ to produce a portfolio of Practical Work for (Component 1). Students are required to evidence the four assessment objectives from September of Year 12 until the Christmas of Year 13. During this time, students’ progress to devise their own project title e.g. ‘People and Places: Evolution’. This records their personal journey as their ideas from a given starting point develop. All coursework is submitted at the end of January of Year 13 and from February, students work on their Externally Set Assignment (Component 2). This unit is one theme set by Edexcel in February, in which they research and develop ideas in the same way as before. Students complete preparatory work in an 8-10 week period which culminates in the production of a final outcome under examination conditions.

Each unit requires evidence for four assessment objectives:

 

AO1: Develop their ideas through sustained and focused investigations informed by contextual and other sources, demonstrating analytical and critical understanding.

AO2: Explore and select appropriate resources, media, materials, techniques and processes, reviewing and refining their ideas as their work develops.

AO3: Record in visual and/or other forms ideas, observations and insights relevant to their intentions, demonstrating an ability to reflect on their work and progress.

AO4: Present a personal, informed and meaningful response that realises intentions and, where appropriate, makes connections between visual and other elements.