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Art


FACULTY LEADER: Mr S Green

 

The Art faculty at Prince Henry's has always been about students' individuality and personal expression. We help students experience a wide range of media, such as paint, collage, ceramics, printing and computer-assisted designs, amongst others. We also embrace a student-orientated approach to creativity whereby, over time, students become more and more independent in their approach to Art. Art has always been a very popular and successful subject at Prince Henry's and the work of our students has won national recognition in Arts Education. Indeed, our present A Level course is one of the largest and most successful across the whole city.

KS3 Curriculum

Throughout Key Stage 3, students will study 5 different topics each year. The projects will inspire, engage and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment and create their own works of art. Students will be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of the key Art movements across the Art history timeline. Students will become proficient in a range of materials such as drawing, painting, sculpture and other Art, craft and design techniques. Students will also learn how to analyse and evaluate Artists using subject specific vocabulary and understand where the projects fit across the Art history timeline. Each year students will build on the key skills, creativity and ideas, increasing their proficiency in their execution. ​​​​​​

Year 7

The projects we cover in Year 7 are the following:

Year 8

The projects we cover in Year 8 are the following:

Year 9

The projects we cover in Year 9 are the following:

The KS3 Learning Journey click here

KS4 and KS5 Curriculum

Please see the Key Stage 4 Options and Sixth Form pages for details of the KS4 and KS5 courses offered by the Art faculty. Students are taught in mixed ability groups for the AQA GCSE courses, one of which specialises in 3D work.

Assessment

(EBI - 'Even Better If'; WWW - 'What went well'; AOs - Assessment Objectives; 3D - Three dimensional Art; I.T. - Computer use in Art)

Key Stage

Assessment for learning

Checking understanding and informing the next steps of learning 

Assessment as learning

Helping students embed knowledge

Assessment of learning

Measuring how much learning has taken place

When does assessment for learning take place?

KS3

W.W.W.

E.B.I.

Challenge Tasks.

Verbal Feedback.

Differentiated Questioning.

Success Criteria.

Preparation.

Vocabulary Sheets.

Sequence Learning.

Knowledge organisers.

End of Project assessments.

Standardisation at Faculty Meeting & Twilight time.

Progress Reports.

Annual M.E.A. Reviews.

Half Termly for end of projects and fortnightly for ongoing work and home-learnings.

Daily basis one-to one in the classroom.

KS4

W.W.W.

E.B.I.

Challenge Tasks.

Verbal Feedback.

Differentiated Questioning.

Success Criteria.

Presentation of Prep-sheets and peer assessment.

Assessment Objective comprehension and clarity.

Prep-sheets-all A.O.s coverage.

Vocabulary Sheets.

Sequence Learning.

Knowledge organisers.

Re-visiting skills throughout the course such as I.T., drawing & painting, etching and ceramics.

Firefly End of Project assessments.

Standardisation at Faculty Meeting & Twilight time.

Progress Reports.

Annual M.E.A. Reviews.

Range and amount of work on prep-sheets submission.

End of term Standardisation of Year 10 & Year11 projects.

Half Termly for end of projects and fortnightly for ongoing work and home-learnings.

Daily basis one-to one in the classroom.

KS5

One to One discussions regarding their skills, research and understanding development.

W.W.W. & E.B.I.

Challenge Tasks...presentation of learning in sketchbook and idea development.

Verbal Feedback.

Differentiated Questioning.

Assessment Objective comprehension and clarity.

The Art Essay helps embed knowledge and research .

Peer Assessment/sharing of work.

I.T., craft, print, 3D and other skills help reinforce student idea development.

Residential experience (Holland, London, Paris).

Print-outs, list of ‘to do’ help embed knowledge.

Project assessments & Standardisation at Faculty Meeting & Twilight time.

Progress Reports.

Annual M.E.A. Reviews.

Range and amount of work in Work Journals, Sketchbooks, and Powerpoints during the course.

Half Termly for end of projects and fortnightly for ongoing work and home-learnings.

Daily basis one-to one in the classroom….as classes are smaller than Ks3&4 we do this on a daily basis, a constant diagnostic approach is adopted by Sixth Form staff.

Enrichment

The Art faculty provides a range of enrichment opportunities, from trips and visits to projects which allow students to engage with the local community. Current and recent activities include:

  • Art faculty residential visits to Paris / Amsterdam
  • Float at Otley Carnival 
  • Leeds Art Show
  • A Level End of Year Show at Otley Courthouse
  • BTec Artwork in the local community