Art

Introduction

art-department

Introduction

The Art department has 3 large general art rooms, a pottery studio, a large darkroom and a designated Sixth form art studio.

The Department

Mr T. Higgins: Head of Art, Art and Photography A level, Art GCSE and KS3 art teacher. KS4 and KS5 coordinator

Mrs J. Bora: Art and Photography A level, Art GCSE, KS3 art teacher and learning manager

Ms G. Taiano

Mrs A. Speker: A level, GCSE and KS3 art teacher.

Contact Mr Higgins (Head of Department) for more info:

Mr T Higgins. Email: th@ccfplus.com

Aims and enrichment

Aim

Spiritual, moral, ethical, social and cultural concerns are centrally linked in art. Candidates have many opportunities to explore and evaluate these ideas in their own work and through works produced by practitioners of the past and present.

There is ample opportunity to investigate issues raised by different cultures and religions, as many works of art, architecture and design relate directly to the spiritual in conception. Many are religious objects in their own right.

Other aspects of the subject deal with how different artists have viewed themselves as part of the human condition. This in turn is relative to the values and beliefs held at specific times. These investigations can relate closely to the working practices of individual candidates, informing and influencing them in their work as part of wider issues of self-awareness and the formation of their views of others.

Visits to art galleries and museums take place to develop students understanding and respect of cultural diversity, and a willingness to participate and respond to artistic opportunities.

Moral development issues are also included in the next section on health and safety.

HEALTH AND SAFETY IN THE ART DEPARTMENT.

Pupils should be aware that controlling health and safety risks is an essential part of everyday life and they have a duty under the Health and Safety at Work Act etc. 1974 (HASWA) to not intentionally or recklessly interfere with or misuse anything required by law to protect the health, safety or welfare of others.

A working environment in which all concerned co-operate to create good conditions will normally be a safer and happier place than one where they do not. Pupils are encouraged to develop confidence and a sense of responsibility for themselves and others. They learn to understand that their actions directly affect other people’s safety, and are encouraged to look for, and react to, potential hazards. Pupils are trained to work sensibly and safely, and to acquire positive attitudes towards safe practice. Teachers give a clear lead by their own planning, precepts and personal example.

Enrichment

Key stage 3

Key stage 3

At Key Stage 3, pupils cover a range of thematic based projects in a variety of two and three dimensional materials which involve the research and exploration of the work of artists, designers and craftspeople. Pupils are encouraged to develop creative and imaginative personal responses as the projects progress.

Resources and further information about the content of courses are on the School VLE. Follow us on our twitter account: @artCCF

Key stage 4

Key stage 4

At GCSE pupils can opt for: General Art, Applied Art or Photography. Pupils explore thematic based work that enables them to explore and develop skills using a wide range of materials and mediums, covering drawing and painting media through to digital techniques using iMacs. Pupils are given opportunities to see artists’ work through trips to the diversity of museums and galleries in London. Pupils are encouraged to take risks in their work as part of the learning process as we believe this helps them produce exciting and thought provoking ideas, as well as make the pupils more resilient and confident.

AQA exam board

Resources and further information about the content of courses are on the School VLE. Follow us on our twitter account: @artCCF

COLLECTION OF MARKED AND MODERATED WORK FOR GCSE AND A LEVEL ART AND PHOTOGRAPHY.

You can get your work from the end of November following results day. The department will keep work until the following June (for a year) when it will either be disposed of or kept for exemplar/display/exhibition purposes.

Please arrange to collect your art and photography work by emailing the Head of Art: th@ccfplus.com

Key stage 5

Key stage 5

At A level the Sixth Form have their own studio space in which they can work during their study periods and lessons. After a term of teacher directed work in Year 12, students are given the freedom to choose the direction they wish to take with their specialism. In Year 13 this continues with students choosing the artists they study to help them with their own practical work. Students are always encouraged to take risks, develop lateral thinking skills and be confident independent learners.

 AQA exam board

Resources and further information about the content of courses are on the School VLE. Follow us on our twitter account: @artCCF

COLLECTION OF MARKED AND MODERATED WORK FOR GCSE AND A LEVEL ART AND PHOTOGRAPHY.

You can get your work from the end of November following results day. The department will keep work until the following June (for a year) when it will either be disposed of or kept for exemplar/display/exhibition purposes.

Please arrange to collect your art and photography work by emailing the Head of Art: th@ccfplus.com