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

KS3

Y7       

Autumn term: Introduction to elements of Art and National Forms: line, tone, colour, shape, texture and pattern, portraiture part 1

Spring term: Plastic Planet 

Summer term: Space and Place                    

Y8       

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

Spring term: Animation part 2 Heroes and Villains

Summer term: Patterns in Nature                       

Y9       

Carousel: Introduction to GCSE mini brief – ‘Found & Displaced’

Flying Start:

Carousel: Sustained Drawing Project 3 lessons

KS3 Progress planners

Show list Show Grid

Useful websites

 

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!

Year 7 Art Club

Year 8 & 9 Art Garden Club

Year 8 Art Homework Catch up Club

Key Stage 3 Exhibition online Summer term.

KS4

Y10     

Autumn term: Equality and change

Spring term 1: Equality and change

Spring term 2: Journeys

Summer term: Journeys mock exam

Y11     

Autumn term: Event

Spring term 1: Event mock exam (creating the final piece)

Spring term 2: This term all work must be reviewed improved and presented for final assessment.

Summer term: Power point will be submitted to the exam board as your final portfolio of work. Completed portfolio must include ‘Event’ and one/ two other projects to be refined. All work must be photographed and presented in power point. Event, Journeys and Seven Deadly sins

  

KS4 Curriculum overviews

  

Useful websites

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

As part of the LaSWAP consortium, Acland Burghley offers the following level 3 courses: