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Year 7 Curriculum Information - Art
Subject Outline

Students learn a wide range of techniques and build on skills learnt previously. They develop their observational skills and learn about different approaches to representing their experiences of objects onto a flat surface. They also create images that reflect their memory and imagination.

They experiment and develop skills and knowledge using a range of media and processes including painting, drawing and printing. Students develop work in sketchbooks as well as producing final outcomes. Students learn about ideas, methods and approaches used by other artists and they make connections between their work and the work of others. Students develop their abilities to use art specific language through listening, writing and speaking.

Topics covered in the Autumn term

Colour & Hundertwasser Landscapes

Topics Covered in the Spring Term

Objects & Viewpoints

Topics Covered in the Summer Term

3D sculpture

  • At the beginning of year 7 students do two baseline assessments, one involves illustrating and piece of text and the other is an observational drawing test of 3D objects. These baseline assessments are marked and students are awarded a level. These assessments are vital to our planning as students Art experience varies so much at KS2 and these baseline results help us to differentiate accordingly.
  • Each project includes the making of a final outcome, these outcomes are marked at the end of each term with a level. In the Summer term students will be asked to do an end of exam which will test them on their observational drawing skills as well as their design skills and creativity.
Special Requirements/Equipment
  • Students should always arrive with a pen, pencil, ruler, rubber and a selection of coloured pencils. Students will always be informed of special requirements as and when necessary.
  • For home learning tasks we encourage students to have a small selection of Art materials, most importantly colouring pencils. A small tin of watercolour paints, a glue stick and pair of scissors would be helpful.
Home Learning
  • Students are set a home learning task every other week. We suggest students spend up to an hour on this. Each home learning task is different and designed to cover a range of Art styles using a range of mediums. The home learning tasks are marked and students then respond to their feedback.
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