Ormiston Sandwell Community Academy

Ormiston Sandwell Community Academy

Art

KS3

Pupils follow a learning planned plan that aims to develop their skills, knowledge and understanding required for progression into KS4 and beyond.

Year 7:

Base line test – students conduct a base line test on their entrance into the Academy. This base line looks at previous knowledge of drawing, making and analysis of artist and art movements.

Project 1 – Formal elements, colour theory, self and peer evaluation, basic artist history understanding. 

Year 8:

Project 1 – development of drawing and painting techniques, analysis of artist and art movements, focussing on western art and art concepts. 

Project 2 – non-western art culture – investigations into from across the world, development of formal elements and skills, developing 3d making techniques using non-conventional materials.

There will be an ongoing assessments throughout the year that look at student understanding of materials, techniques and analysis.    

Year 9:

Project 1 – due to students selecting and beginning their options during year 9, each year we produce a project that is based on the previous year’s GCSE exam. This project enables students to experience the requirements for art GCSE along with challenging their ideas and encouraging independent learning. The main focus for this project is to develop the students’ knowledge and understanding of more complex materials and techniques alongside their ability to analyse and evaluate their own and others work.

KS4

Throughout KS4 students’ main focus is the building and completion of their portfolio. The student’s portfolio is completed in line with exam boards OCR regulations.

Year 10 – workshops, portfolio development,

Year 11 – completion of final portfolio, Final GCSE exam preparation and completion


KS5

We currently offer both Art and Design and Art and Design Photography level 3 BTEC at the Academy.

Art

Unit 1 - Visual recording in art and design

Unit 2 – materials techniques and processes

Unit 3- ideas and concepts in art and design 

Unit 4 – communication in art and design

Unit 75- drawing from observation

Unit 117- surface pattern

Photography

Unit 1 - Visual recording in art and design photography

Unit 2 – materials techniques and processes

Unit 3- ideas and concepts in art and design photography 

Unit 4 – communication in art and design photography

2 optional units based on the students strengths

Art Long Term Curriculum Plan

Useful links to support progress in Art:

Pintrest
BBC bite size

MOMA app for ipad
Tate App for ipad/apple
Walsall art gallery

Art and Design GCSE
Art (Graphics) GCSE
Art (Textiles) GCSE