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The Art department consists of 2 teachers, each based in a specialist art room, one of which has recently been refurbished. This studio houses a kiln, pottery area and drying room. Adjacent to both rooms is a small computer suite for the use of all students.

 

Key Stage 3

At Key Stage 3 all students in Years 7 & 8 have one hour of curriculum time in Art per week.

Students in Key Stage Three complete a differently themed project each term. These projects are designed to build up pupil skills in preparation for the GCSE art course.

  • Students learn skills and experiment with a range of techniques including:
  • Drawing and Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Analysis of artist works
  • Formation of opinions and concepts
  • Textile based art

 

Key Stage 4

Students who choose Art as an option at Key Stage 4 follow the Eduqas GCSE specification. The course involves the production of a portfolio of work which accounts for 60% of marks (Unit 1) and an externally set exam, accounting for 40% of marks (Unit 2)

Students will be assessed in the following areas:

  • Contextual Studies
  • Development/Experimentation
  • Observation
  • Final Outcome

Throughout the GCSE course students develop and refine the skills learnt at Key Stage Three. They have the opportunity to explore art movements and artists that they are interested in, to enable them to disciver their own artistic style.

 

Key Stage 5

The Eduqas specification is followed at A Level. The A-Level is a two year course.

In Year 12 students will develop their existing skills as well as learning to use new media and approaches. In Year 13 students produce a portfolio of work which accounts for 60% of marks (Unit 1) part of this portfolio of work includes the requirement for a written personal study of at least 1000 words. Students also sit a externally set exam, accounting for 40% of marks (Unit 2)

Students will be assessed in the following areas:

  • Contextual Studies
  • Development/Experimentation
  • Observation
  • Final Outcome

 

Enrichment

Coursework and catch up session run every week after school to help enable students to work on their individual projects.

Students have the opportunity to visit a range of galleries on school trips including Tate Liverpool, Manchester Art Gallery, Tate modern, National Portrait Gallery and the National Gallery.

A variety of activities take place in school including the annual Christmas card competition, the design and production of sets for the school production, entrance into various local art based competitions such as those run by the Atkinson in Southport and by Crosby Rotary Club.

 

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