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Exam Board

 Edexcel A Level Art, Photography and Textiles:

 http://www.edexcel.com/quals/gce/gce15/art/Pages/default.aspx

 Exexcel GCSE Art and Design:

http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/art-and-design-2016.html

Key Stage 3

At Key Stage 3 all work is based on the National Curriculum and delivered in the form of projects. These are a wide range of constantly developing projects suitable for each year group and based on a broad experience of drawing, painting, ICT, print making, ceramics, textiles, mixed media and sculpture. Projects are constantly updated, reviewed and added to. Schemes of work are all designed to offer each year group a broad and balanced experience of Art and Design. We cover a wide range of imaginative, cultural and observed themes with a range of starting points for inspiration. Homework takes the form of independent projects, where students are encouraged to be imaginative and take initiative for their ideas and research. These link to the themes studied in class.

Examples of our projects include, Gaudi Towers clay project, Meadows and Hedgerows craft and design, Transformation of a Shoe, 3d Chameleons, Beetles and Bugs, Under the Sea, What am I Like?, to name a few.

One of our main projects which is delivered across all key stages is our large scale Still Life installation which takes place in the Autumn term. This is based around chosen artists or themes in each of the 5 art rooms.  Work undertaken in this project is mainly in paint, drawing and mixed media, along with research into relevant artists. Recent themes have included: Trash and Treasure, Under the Sea, Grandpa’s Shed, 1950’s, Reflections, Wrapped and Enclosed, Sports, Travel and The Garden.

Students in Year 9 work with a personalised project in the Summer Term where they reflect on how to express their personality in an artwork. They then have the opportunity to develop ideas through research and experimentation. They will then create a personalised final piece using materials and techniques of their choice. This provides a stepping stone into GCSE.

The opportunities for imaginative expression are fully encouraged and promoted within the department. Students contributions are celebrated throughout the school through large scale displays of both coursework and personal projects completed as homework. We also encourage participation in community projects such as the provision of artwork for display in Ipswich Hospital and working with visiting Artists. Most able students work with visiting Artists to create large scale artworks each year with specialist techniques.

GCSE

Students in Year 10 and Year 11 are taught a broad range of skills through the delivery of workshops and projects that promote the use research and investigation. These cover everything from painting and drawing to sculpture, textiles, print, mixed media and photography. We follow the Edexcel exam board syllabus for Art and Design. Students complete a portfolio along with an exam project and these are both assessed at the end of Year 11. Students develop their work through use of sketchbooks and experiments with larger scale pieces of work in a variety of materials. Drawing is promoted and used for a number of purposes, including developing ideas as well as observational studies. Students work from our large still life installations each year to investigate starting points for individual projects and explorations. We organise visits to both London and local galleries to support and enrich student’s research and gain experience of Art in a wider context. These have included The Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Saatchi Gallery, Victoria and Albert Museum and the Sainsbury Centre. Each year students create a display of their work in the form of an exhibition to celebrate their achievements.

A Level

Art and Design along with Art Textiles and Art Photography are offered at AS and A2 following the Edexcel exam board syllabus. This means that there are three Art A level choices available to students.

Staff create workshops that are designed to support students in developing both creative skills and an identity as an individual artist. Students are encouraged to explore a wide range of techniques, ideas and approaches both in sketchbooks and larger scale pieces. Students in Photography have the opportunity to work with both Apple computers for digital manipulation and with creative dark room techniques. In Art and Design we explore a broad range of ideas through both two and three dimensional art forms. Art Textiles workshops involve an experimental and exploratory approach to use of materials and textile processes.

We have visiting practitioners to deliver enrichment activities such as Simon Reed, Alfie Carpenter and Fran Crowe. A level students use our organised gallery visits to inform their personal research and have visited: the Tate Modern, Tate Britain, The Royal Academy, Somerset House and the Victoria and Albert Museum to name a few. We also encourage students to visit local Open Studio events and exhibitions by Suffolk based artists. When possible, we make use of many local artists, parents and craftspeople who are very generous in giving up their time to support individual studies undertaken by students in the Sixth Form. We host Masterclasses throughout the year arranged by local artists that are available to all students and members of the community.

As part of their examination we encourage students to display their own work to celebrate their achievement and gain experience of presenting their work to an audience. An annual exhibition takes place for AS and A level students and we invite parents, friends and colleagues to view the work. Display around the school environment is very important to us and we also encourage students to promote and share their work within the wider community.

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 A Level Art Exhibition 2017

 

 Art Exhibition

 

 GCSE Art Exhibition 2017

 

Link to photo gallery 

GCSE Art Exhibition 2016

 

 GCSE Art exhibition

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 A Level Art Exhibition 2016

 

A Level Art

 Still Life 2015

 

Still life

 GCSE Art Exhibition 2015

 

GCSE Art Exhibition 2015

 

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A Level Art Exhibition 2015 

 

 A Level art 2015

 

GCSE Art Exhibition 2014

 

GCSE 2014

 

 

 

 A Level Art Exhibition 2014

 

A Level 2014 

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