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Art and Design KS3 Curriculum
GCSE Fine Art
GCSE Photography
Technology KS3 Curriculum
GCSE Hospitality and Catering

 

Art and Design KS3 Curriculum

Year 7

Content / Topics

  • Develop the foundational elements of art and design: colour, tone, texture, line, shape and pattern.
  • Explore the theme of masks and develop work based on this.

Skills Taught

  • Researching a theme or artist
  • Using a sketchbook for different purposes
  • Draw and design to plan intentions
  • Analyse other artist’s work
  • Work independently to improve their practical skills
  • Explore the different characteristics of different media
  • Work safely
  • Create imaginative responses
  • Evaluate their work both verbally and in written form

Year 8

Content / Topics

Explore the work of The Futurists and develop imagery that depicts movement.

Skills Taught

  • Researching a theme or artist
  • Using a sketchbook for different purposes
  • Draw and design to plan intentions
  • Analyse other artist’s work
  • Work independently to improve their practical skills
  • Explore the different characteristics of different media
  • Work safely
  • Create imaginative responses
  • Evaluate their work both verbally and in written form

GCSE Fine Art

For more information about studying GCSE Fine Art see Mr Wakefield.

Exam Board : AQA

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/art-and-design/gcse/art-and-design-8201-8206

Fine Art should enrich the lives of the students and a major contribution is that of arousing interest in their immediate environment and in encouraging responses to it through drawing and painting.

A creative course giving students the opportunity to work in one or more area(s) of fine art and may overlap areas, such as drawing; painting; sculpture; installation; lens-/light-based media; photography and the moving image; printmaking; mixed media; land art.

You will use fine art techniques and processes, appropriate to students’ personal intentions, for example: mark-making, monoprint, collagraph and block printing, assemblage, construction, carving, film and video, digital working methods.

Students will also use media and materials, as appropriate to students’ personal intentions, for example: charcoal, pastels, pen and ink, crayons and pencil, watercolour, gouache, acrylic and oil paint, found materials, clay, wood and metal, digital imagery, different papers and surfaces on which to work.

There are no terminal examinations and Fine Art consists of:

  • Component 1: Portfolio – 60% of grade

A portfolio of work produced as part of a project.

  • Component 2: Externally Set Assignment – 40% of grade

Completed under 10hrs of controlled exam conditions.

Career opportunities in Art include: Animator; Antique dealer; Architect; Art Gallery Curator; CAD Technician; Cake Decorator; Set Designer; Photographer; Make up Artist; Interior Designer; Web Designer; Jewellery Designer; Fashion; Community Arts Worker; Illustrator.

 

GCSE Photography

Exam Board : AQA

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/art-and-design/gcse/art-and-design-4200

For more information about studying GCSE - Photography see Mr Wakefield.

GCSE Photography is an exciting and creative new course for students who are interested in digital photography. Students will work using lens based media to develop their skills and knowledge of the digital camera and be able to manipulate images using the camera and through the use of Photoshop software.

Students will have to present a portfolio of photographic work alongside contextualised research of artists.

Students are required to work in one or more areas of photography such as portraiture, location, studio, photo-journalism, fashion, moving image e.g. film, video or animation and documentary photography.

Career progression would be photo journalist photographer, fashion photographer, teacher, advertising, marketing, wedding photographer and illustrator. There are opportunities to work with local photographers as part of the course to create your own work.

There are no terminal examinations and Photography consists of:

Component 1: Portfolio – 60% of grade
A portfolio of work produced as part of a project.

Component 2: Externally Set Assignment – 40% of grade
Completed under 10hrs of controlled exam conditions.

Career opportunities in Photography include: Animator; Architect; Art Gallery Curator; CAD Technician; Set Designer; Make-up Artist; Interior Designer; Web Designer; Jewellery Designer; Fashion; Community Arts Worker; Illustrator, Journalist; Computer game designer, Film Maker, Wedding/Fashion Photographer.

 

Technology KS3 Curriculum

Year 7

Content / Topics

Each term students take part in one of these lessons. At the beginning of each new term the students rotate onto the next subject.

• Resistant Materials

• Food Technology

• Art Textiles

Resistant Materials

Students will produce a focused ‘design and make it’ task. This project will introduce them to wood and plastics and their properties. Other topics to cover will include manufacturing techniques and evaluation techniques. The students will produce an wooden/acrylic key ring based upon initial letters or another idea of their choice. All supporting theory work will go into their books. Students will then complete a number of smaller design related activities.

Food Technology

Students will be introduced to the Food Technology kitchen. They will begin to use some of the basic equipment and develop the skills and techniques used in the preparation and cooking of food. Health and Safety procedures will be introduced and emphasised.

Skills Taught

Resistant materials

  • Research skills
  • Designing skills
  • Health & Safety
  • Cutting of materials
  • Filing and shaping of materials
  • Drilling
  • Decorative skills
  • Evaluation techniques

Food Technology

  • Research skills
  • Designing skills
  • Health & Safety
  • Chopping methods
  • Safe use of hob
  • melting
  • Boiling
  • frying

 

Year 8

Content / Topics

Each term students take part in one of these lessons. At the beginning of each new term the students rotate onto the next subject.

 

  • Resistant materials
  • Food technology
  • Art Textiles

 

Resistant Materials

Vacuum Formed Clock - Students will build upon and further skills gained throughout Year 7 by using moulds and shaping techniques, decoration of their own designed product and achieving a commercially viable product whilst considering a target market.

 

Students will also design a clock that involves new machinery and manufacturing processes including shaping timber as well as heating and forming plastic.

 

Food Technology

Students will learn new skills when cooking with staple foods as well as understanding cultural difference in food choices. Students will also learn about wise food shopping.

 

Students will use the correct equipment, preparation and cooking techniques, and health and safety practices.

 

This unit will also look at the function of ingredients in food; in pasta, bread, cakes and pastry making as well as looking at the impact of food production and transport on the environment.

Skills Taught

Resistant materials

Research skills

Designing skills

Health & Safety

Cutting, Filing and shaping of materials

vac forming

Drilling and inserting mechanisms

Decorative skills

Evaluation techniques

Food Technology

Research skills

Designing skills

Health & Safety

Kneading

Rubbing in

Creaming method

Whisking methods

Pastry and bread making

GCSE Hospitality and Catering

Exam Board WJEC

For more information about studying GCSE Hospitality and Catering at L1 and L2 see Mrs Garrety

http://www.wjec.co.uk/qualifications/hospitality-and-catering

This course provides you with experience of using different cooking techniques and methods which can enable you to use them within further education or apprenticeships and give you a basic understanding of the skills required for a career in food.

You will learn about the different types of providers within the hospitality and catering industry, the legislation that needs to be adhered to and the personal safety of all of those involved in the business, whether staff or customers.

You will learn about the operation of hospitality and catering establishments and the factors affecting their success. You will learn the answers to these questions:

  • What types of establishments provide hospitality and catering service?
  • What job opportunities are there in the industry?
  • How do caterers ensure they are working safely?
  • How can food poisoning be prevented?
  • What laws need to be considered when providing hospitality and catering?
  • How do providers meet customers’ needs?
  • When opening a new outlet what factors need to be considered?

You will learn to safely plan, prepare, cook and present nutritional dishes. You will gain knowledge of the nutritional needs of a range of client groups in order for you to plan nutritional dishes to go on a menu.

You will learn and develop safe and hygienic food preparation, cooking and finishing skills required to produce nutritional dishes.

Hospitality and Catering of two components:

The Hospitality and Catering Industry (Online assessment) – 40% of mark

  • All aspects of different types of establishment and job roles in front of house and kitchen operations.

Hospitality and Catering in Action (Non examined) – 60% of mark

  • Externally set task on safely preparing, cooking and presenting nutritional dishes.

Career opportunities in Catering include: Hotelier; Chef; Baker; Barista; Butcher; Consumer Scientist; Publican; Food Technologist; Food Process Manager; Cake Decorator; Restaurant Manager; Catering Manager; Food Consultant; Food Critic; Food Writer.