Art

The Art Department strives to look for new ways of developing past success and existing good practice.
Regular exposure to artists and galleries enhance the curriculum and provide the excitement and inspiration for individual progress in Art and Design.

  • KS3 Lunch time classes
  • KS3 year 9 GCSE Taster classes
  • KS3 Trips to TATE Liverpool and Lady Lever Art Gallery
  • KS3 year 9 Expressive Arts one year GCSE offered for high achieving students
  • KS3 opportunities to work with visiting artists such as The Liverpool Lantern Company and the Everyman Theatre Company
  • KS4 GCSE options in Fine Art or Digital Photography
  • KS4 GCSE 3 day Residential to Anglesey
  • KS4 GCSE opportunity to work with a professional Painter and a professional Photographer/ Film Maker
  • KS4 GCSE opportunity to exhibit artwork at the Lady Lever Art Gallery
  • KS4 year 10 trips to TATE Liverpool and Walker Art Gallery
  • KS4 year 11 Raise a Grade classes
  • KS4 GCSE annual Art Exhibition
  • KS5 AS and A2 options in Fine Art and Photography
  • KS5 Separate A’ Level studio space
  • KS5 year 12/13 London Trips to TATE Modern and National Portrait Gallery
  • KS5 year 12/13 Trip to Liverpool Biennial
  • KS5 A’ Level annual Art Exhibition

Head Of Department: Miss Dutton

Assessment Programmes:

Year 7

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
Autumn The Art Movement Cubism
• Looking at the difference between Portraits, Landscapes and Still Life Art
• Developing skills in Scale, Shade, Tone
• Researching artists Pablo Picasso, George Braque and Juan Gris
2 hour Still Life drawing test in pencil
Cubism Class Project work
Homework task of creating a Cubist inspired portrait
20% of overall year 7 marks
SpringFigures in Art
• Developing skills in Proportion, Scale and 3D
• Researching artists Alberto Giacometti, Edgar Degas and Anthony Gormley
2 hour hand drawing test in pencil
Figure Class Project Work
20% of overall year 7 marks
SummerContemporary Art
• Developing skills in Line Drawing and Research
• Researching artists Michael Craig-Martin and Cornelia Parker and students choice of artist from TATE Gallery
2 hour line drawing test in pencil
Contemporary Art Class Project Work
Homework task of creating a research project on an artist of the students choice in a handmade sketchbook
20% of overall year 7 marks
Year 7 Summer Exam 2 hour drawing of school tie in pencil
40% of overall year 7 marks

Year 8

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
AutumnArtist Postcards
• Developing skills in Watercolour, Artist research and 3D
• Researching an artist of the students choice to study and replicate their art technique
2 hour Still Life drawing in pencil
Artist Postcard Class Project Work
Homework task of creating a research project on an artist of students choice in a handmade postcard with a 3D bag design outcome
20% of overall year 8 marks
SpringThe Art Movement Fauvism
• Developing skills in Colour Mixing and Watercolour
• Researching artists Henri Matisse and Andre Derain
2 hour Matisse inspired Fauvist window design in watercolour
Fauvism Class project work
Homework task of researching a Fauvist artist of students choice in a PowerPoint
20% of overall year 8 marks
SummerPortraiture in Art
• Developing skills in traditional Pencil Portraiture drawing and Digital Art drawing on IT programme Paint
• Researching artists Chuck Close and Julian Opie
2 hour Eye drawing in pencil
Portraiture Class project work
20% of overall year 8 marks
Year 8 Summer Exam 2 hour drawing of school tie in pencil
40% of overall year 8 marks

Year 9

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
AutumnThe Art Movement Surrealism
• Developing skills in Perspective and Scale
• Researching artists Salvador Dali, Rene Magritte and Man Ray
2 hour Still Life drawing in pencil
Surrealism Class project work
Homework of researching a Surrealist artist of students choice in PowerPoint
20% of overall year 9 marks
SpringText in Art
• Developing skills in Illustration, Calligraphy and Font Design
• Researching variety of modern designers
2 hour Illustration letter font design in Pen
Text In Art Class project work
20% of overall year 9 marks
SummerUrban Art
• Developing skills shade and tone, Graphic Design and Graffiti styles
• Researching artists Banksy, Keith Harring, Jon Burgerman and Muto
2 hour shade and tone observational drawing of litter and product packaging
Urban Class Project Work
20% of overall year 9 marks
Year 9 Summer Exam 2 hour drawing of school tie in pencil
40% of overall year 9 marks