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St Peter's
Catholic School

Art

Mr R Hartley

Head of Department

THE TEAM
Miss S Cox                   Teacher of Art
Mrs C Jones Teacher of Art
Mrs J Kemp Teacher of Art/Art Technician
INTRODUCTION TO THE DEPARTMENT

The Art Department at St Peters is a warm and welcoming environment, where all students are treated as individuals and given the opportunity to excel in their own right. Celebration of achievement is encouraged and Schemes of Work are designed to engage all ability levels.

WHY STUDY ART?

If you enjoy asking ‘why and how’ then Art is for you. An opportunity to use a wide range of media and materials in unusual and creative ways is key to your success. You will explore a wide range of media, including painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture and installation. All students are encouraged to develop highly personal, ambitious outcomes, which explore their own interests and ideas.

FUTURE ACADEMIC AND CAREER PATHWAYS

The course provides an excellent foundation for a career – students often enrol onto a specialist foundation course followed by a degree. Career pathways include animation, architecture, fine art, costume design, model making, illustration, landscape design, jewellery, signwriting,  product design, film and painting to name but a few.

COURSE CONTENT AND ASSESSMENT

Students will be studying the Eduqas syllabus.

Year 12

Develop an understanding for Art, using a variety of media and materials (2D and 3D) to create work in response to a range of different starting points.

Year 13

Develop two units of work:

Component 1: 60% (Coursework) Personal Investigation.

A self-led study exploring a theme or subject decided by the student. Students are encouraged to use artists, visit galleries and record from life prior to the completion of an outcome.

Component 2: 40% (Externally Set Task) Students select a starting point from an exam paper, using this they create a portfolio of work in preparation for a timed exam.

EXTRACURRICULAR OPPORTUNITIES

• Regular visits to local and national galleries

• European/UK study visit

• Priority access for our Art students to continue with and expand current work and practice

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

Grade 4/5 in GCSE Art and Design, however, we do encourage students who have not done GCSE Art to  speak with us individually. A drawing task will be set to assess your suitability. The ability to draw from observation and record accurately is essential. Students studying Art need to be able to work independently and communicate effectively, utilising a creative workspace at home and in class. Students must be able to research the work of artists and make critical written and practical responses.