Visual and Creative Arts

  • Mr M Fox – Learning Leader for Art
  • Mrs E Cooke – Deputy Learning Leader for Art and Community Arts
  • Mrs E Hill – Art Teacher
  • Miss A Lockitt – Art Teacher
  • Miss J Broadhurst - Interim Learning Leader - Additional Needs. ASPIRE Programme Lead and  Art Teacher KS3.
  • Mr D Crompton - Teacher of Art
  • Miss S Nicholson - Teacher of Art  
  • Miss Mistry – Art Technician
  • Miss L Rahman -  Art Technician (part time)

 

KS3 Overview

KS3 Art teaches students a developing range of skills and ideas that will help produce pieces of work they can be proud of and at the same time prepare them for GCSE level. Students will work in four specialist Art areas during the year - Graphics, Fine Art, 3D and Decorative Studies and Photography.

Year 7

Students will be taught drawing and other foundation skills that will aid their artistic development throughout KS3 and KS4.

Year 8

Students will use the skills learnt in year 7 and build on these to produce a larger outcome in all four areas of Art.

Year 9

Students will work in our four specialist areas throughout the year. Using the skills and thought processes developed during Year 7 and 8 they will produce work that will challenge them to produce GCSE style work. This pre GCSE year will help students make valuable decisions about their artistic abilities for KS4 progression.

KS4 Overview

Art is a very popular and highly successful choice for students at GCSE level. Students can choose either:-

  • Art & Design GCSE - this will allow them to work in a variety of art specialisms.
  • Fine Art - painting and drawing
  • Graphic Design - ICT, Photoshop, Electronic presentation skills.
  • Lens & Light Based Media - Photography 

Year 10

Having chosen their Art options students will start to produce and develop a portfolio of coursework that will be continued into year 11.

They will produce a collection of work that includes studies using a variety of art equipment, experiments on paper and the computer, the study of artists and designers work and produce a final piece or pieces based on their preparation work.

Year 11

Students will complete their coursework started in year 10 – this is worth 60% of their final GCSE mark. From January in the final year students will prepare for and produce their timed exam piece – this is worth 40% of their final GCSE mark.

All coursework and exam work should be completed by mid May and then submitted for marking.

Specialist Areas

Our curriculum is wide and varied, granting our students access to media, film, photography, animation and textile design resources, as well as opportunities for community engagement. We have established close links with regional, national and international centres of art to raise student aspirations and provide an expansive curriculum.

Photography

Photography at TOAN represents a vibrant and exciting curriculum subject with a strong focus on creativity. Students work in a variety of areas of lens-based and light-based media, including landscape photography, still life photography and photography involving moving images.

Alongside practical work, students will also incorporate appreciation of artists into their course.  In Year 7,8 and 9, students will study for a 10 week period and then rotate to the next specialist area. 

Graphics

Graphics is an exciting and challenging curriculum area, with a number of practical applications in the real world. Students will explore a range of areas, including illustration, advertising, packaging design and digital media.

Alongside practical work, students will also incorporate appreciation of artists into their course.  In Year 7,8 and 9, students will study for a 10 week period and then rotate to the next specialist area. 

Fine Art

Students in Years 7, 8 and 9 will be required to study one or more areas of Fine Arts. This encompasses a variety of activities, including painting, drawing, and a variety of wet and dry coloured and tonal media.

Alongside practical work, students will also incorporate appreciation of artists into their course.  In Year 7,8 and 9, students will study for a 10 week period and then rotate to the next specialist area. 

Ceramics and 3D Studies

Ceramics represents a key component of our Visual Arts offering at TOAN, and provides a great deal of scope for creativity. Students will cover a wide range of topics and curriculum areas, including jewellery, interior design and architectural design.

Alongside practical work, students will also incorporate appreciation of artists into their course.  In Year 7,8 and 9, students will study for a 10 week period and then rotate to the next specialist area. 


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