Art

Staff

Mr D Palmisano - Head of Arts
Mrs Du Plessis - Art Teacher

Norlington Reads in Art

We aim to provide all students with the best possible skills necessary to attain creative and aesthetic excellence through a range of different disciplines, specialising in Drawing, Painting, Printmaking and 3D Art work.
We aim to promote critical thinking and develop a visual awareness which encourages students to fulfil their creative potential. This will assist in life long learning and progression to a successful career.

KS3

Key Stage 3

 

Cycle 1

Cycle 2

Cycle 3

Cycle 4

Cycle 5

Cycle 6

Year 7

Colour Theory & mixing water colour paint.

Drawing skills & mark making.

Drawing skills & mark making.

Pandora’s box.

Pandora’s box.

Aboriginal art & The Dreaming.

Year 8

Still life & Cubism.

Imagination & Surrealism.

Imagination & Surrealism.

Imagination & Surrealism.

3 D Construction, Surface decoration & Culture.

3 D Construction, Surface decoration & Culture.

Year 9

Natural forms.

Natural forms.

Life events.

Life events.

Pop Art.

Pop Art.

KS4

Key Stage 4 Art is taught to the AQA syllabus for GCSE. The GCSE consist of four units of course work and an externally set examination at the end of year 11.
The GCSE students in year 10 have five hours lessons over two weeks.
The GCSE students in year 11 have six hours lessons over two weeks.

ASSESSMENT
The course is assessed in two ways: COURSEWORK (Folder of work, 3D pieces and sketchbooks) 60% of total marks. FINAL EXAMINATION (Folder of preparation work and final piece) 40% of total marks.
Homework is a vital component of the GCSE in Art and to this end the student will be producing the majority of their work (both class and homework) in a sketchbook.

Year 10 Units of work: Autumn Term-Still Life,Musical Instrument and Cubism.

Spring Term-Landscapes and Fauvism. Summer Term-The Human Figure and Expressionism.

Year 11 Units of work: Autumn Term-African Culture.

Spring Term externally set exam preparation work with a theme set by the exam board.

A ten hours exam is used to produce the final design.

Enrichment

Art lunch club and after school clubs every day except Friday from 3.30pm to 4.30pm for the Key Stage 4 and 3 students.
Trip and visits to Art Galleries and Art Museums.

Art Galleries in London

Students can find helpful information on the websites of London’s leading Art galleries. Students will also gain valuable insights if they visit exhibitions.

http://www.tate.org.uk/art
http://www.npg.org.uk/learning.php
http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/
http://skylarkgalleries.com/skylark-1/