Acland Burghley School

Art

As practice makes perfect, I cannot but make progress; each drawing one makes, each study one paints, is a step forward.

Vincent Van Gogh

The Art and Design curriculum at Acland Burghley aims to engage students in questioning ‘What is Art & Design’: What is it, who makes it, where, how, why, when, and who uses it?

Projects are designed to both explore students' own creativity and to develop their visual language to communicate their responses to these key questions. In Y7, Y8 and Y9 students will work on a range of investigations into specific historical and contemporary approaches and disciplines within art and design (developing a larger interconnected picture of what art and design is), uses of media and formal elements, the key artists involved in these practices and, crucially, how the resulting outcomes are displayed and received by audiences.

Projects encompass 2D and 3D making, and in Y7, they lay a foundation with key concepts and practices, developed and extended in Y8 and then moving to an introduction to GCSE in Y9. The subject develops students' skills for learning; recording, developing and refining ideas through use of media and sources, contextualising, and making and presenting own work – skills that prepare for success at GCSE.

Homework is set twice each half term and students can select from a range of tasks that develop and extend the ideas and skills taught through classwork. At KS3 there is one hour of Art per week.

Head of Creative Arts and Technology Faculty

Gwen Frye  |  gfrye@aclandburghley.camden.sch.uk

Teachers

Emma Close   |   eclose@aclandburghley.camden.sch.uk

Helen Crump   |   hcrump@aclandburghley.camden.sch.uk

Anita Walker   anita.walker@aclandburghley.camden.sch.uk

Sebastian Willan    swillan@aclandburghley.camden.sch.uk

 Curriculum

KS3

Y7       

Autumn term: Introduction to formal art elements: line, tone, colour, shape, texture and pattern, portraiture part 1

Spring term: Portraiture part 2, Planet Plastic Part 1

Summer term: Planet Plastic Part 2                     

Y8       

Autumn term: Introduction to formal art elements: line, tone, colour, shape, texture and pattern, Animal heads Part 1

Spring term: Animal heads part 2, Animation Part 1

Summer term: Animation Part 2                           

Flying Start: Protest!

Y9       

Carousel: Introduction to GCSE mini brief – ‘Environment’

  

KS3 Progress planners

Show list Show Grid

 

Things to see and do

Free galleries in London: Tate Modern, Tate Britain, National Portrait Gallery, Saatchi, Serpentine, V&A, Camden Arts Centre, National Galley and Whitechapel Gallery.

Extra-curricular activities and club

KS3 clubs run in six week blocks on a rotation each half term – speak to your Art teacher to find out what’s on!

KS4

Y10     

Autumn term: Seven deadly sins

Spring term: Artist investigation

Summer term: Artist investigation

Y11     

Autumn term: Similarities and Differences

Spring term: Exam unit

Summer term: Exam unit

  

KS4 Curriculum overviews

  

Things to see and do

Free galleries in London: Tate Modern, Tate Britain, National Portrait Gallery, Saatchi, Serpentine, V&A, Camden Arts Centre, National Galley and Whitechapel Gallery.

Extra-curricular activities and clubs

Y11 Coursework intervention sessions: Monday lunchtimes and Wednesdays after school 3.30-4.30pm.

 

 

 

KS5