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DART

Art 

 

Key Stage 3 

Students will learn how to use the formal elements of art (line, tone, colour, form, texture, shape, perspective) using a wide variety of materials. This will include drawing, painting, printing, collage, sculpture and digital art such as using image manipulation software such as Adobe Photoshop and making animations. Students develop their visual literacy to help them understand the world around them and learn to find meaning in works of art from all eras.

 YEAR 7

 TERM 1

 Exploration of the Formal Elements (line, tone, colour) through individualised projects

 TERM 2

 Exploration of the Formal Elements (pattern, texture) through individualised projects

 TERM 3

 Perspective project developing one point perspective drawing skills

 

 YEAR 8

 TERM 1

 Cultural Perspectives: In depth exploration of Cubism, techniques, impact and legacy

 TERM 2

 Cultural Perspectives: In depth exploration of Cubism, techniques, impact and legacy

 TERM 3

 Perspective project developing two point perspective drawing skills

 

 YEAR 9

 TERM 1

 Cultural Perspectives: In depth exploration of Surrealism, Futurism or  Pop Art exploring techniques, impact and legacy

 TERM 2

 Cultural Perspectives: In depth exploration of Surrealism, Futurism or  Pop Art exploring techniques, impact and legacy

 TERM 3

 Perspective project developing three point perspective drawing skills

GCSE Fine Art 

Students are actively encouraged to produce creative work from a personal perspective and explore individual expression. By studying GCSE Fine Art, students are supported to experiment widely and refine their skills through examining the world around them, analysing and reflecting on what is important to them and finding inspiration in the work of influential Artists and creators. In this way, students are able to express their own voice in a variety of modern and traditional art media, including paint, collage, clay modelling, photography and sculpture.

 YEAR 10

 TERM 1

 Essential technical and creative skill development

 TERM 2

 Coursework unit

 TERM 3

 Research and Art skill development based on personal sub-theme

 

 YEAR 11

 TERM 1

 Final piece preparation and creation

 TERM 2

 Examination preparation unit

 TERM 3

 Final piece preparation and creation

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GCSE 3D Design 

Students will follow the Edexcel GCSE 3D Design programme of study to discover and examine the principles of the 3-dimensional world around us. They will then use this knowledge to develop and build their own 3D designs, thus enhancing their technical, engineering, structural, mathematical and practical design skills in a variety of modern and traditional art and design media.

 YEAR 10

 TERM 1

 Essential technical and creative skill development

 TERM 2

 Coursework unit

 TERM 3

 Research and 3D design skills

 

 YEAR 11

 TERM 1

 Final piece preparation and creation

 TERM 2

 Examination preparation unit

 TERM 3

 Final piece preparation and creation

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GCSE Graphic Communication 

Students are actively encouraged to produce creative work from a personal perspective and explore individual expression. By studying GCSE Graphic Communication, students are supported to experiment widely and refine their skills through examining the world around them, analysing and reflecting on what is important to them and finding inspiration in the work of influential Designers and artists. In this way, students are able to express their own voice in a variety of design media, including animation, digital photography, mono and lino printing, collage, embossing and typography.

 YEAR 10

 TERM 1

 Essential technical and creative skill development

 TERM 2

 Coursework unit

 TERM 3

 Research and Graphic skill development based on personal sub-theme

 

 YEAR 11

 TERM 1

 Final piece preparation and creation

 TERM 2

 Examination preparation unit

 TERM 3

 Final piece preparation and creation

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GCSE Photography 

By studying GCSE Photography, students produce creative work from a personal perspective and explore individual expression. They are guided to experiment widely: they will refine their skills by examining the world around them, by analysing and reflecting on what is important to them and by finding inspiration in the work of influential Photographers and Artists.

 YEAR 10

 TERM 1

 Essential technical and creative skill development

 TERM 2

 Coursework unit

 TERM 3

 Research and Photography skill development based on personal sub-theme

 

 YEAR 11

 TERM 1

 Final piece preparation and creation

 TERM 2

 Examination preparation unit

 TERM 3

 Final piece preparation and creation

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Food Technology 

 

 Key Stage 3

Through a range of creative and practical activities, students will learn how to cook and apply the principles of nutrition and healthy eating. Instilling a love of cooking in students will also open a door to one of the great expressions of human creativity. Learning how to cook is a crucial life skill that enables students to feed themselves and others affordably and well, now and in later life.

 During their rotation, students will:

YEAR 7

 Learn key skills including chopping, weighing, measuring, baking, hygiene and health and safety in order to make recipes such as fruit salad and scones

YEAR 8

 Carry out an exploration of fats and sugars by analysing the component properties of ‘fast food’ in a healthy eating context to create healthy alternative pizzas, burgers and fajitas

YEAR 9

 Explore the complex and chemical components of baking to plan and make sweet and savoury recipes such as pasties, tarts and bread

GCSE Food 

At GCSE, students will learn practical cooking skills as well as develop a thorough understanding of nutrition, where foods come from and the working characteristics of food materials. Students will gain an understanding of the working characteristics of food and the functional and chemical properties of ingredients; they will contextualise this learning through trips to restaurants, meeting highly successful chefs and food retailers. Students will have the opportunity to undertake practical work in the kitchen and create their own menus and food plans as well as learning about food theory.

 YEAR 10

 TERM 1

 Introduction to the course and study of key areas including: food hygiene, carbohydrates, fats and proteins

 TERM 2

 Continued investigations into key areas including: emulsions and adapting recipes

 TERM 3

 Research and planning for practical food preparation work including adapting recipes and evaluating

 

 YEAR 11

 TERM 1

 Further study of key areas including food theory, health and safety and food manufacturing

 TERM 2

 Controlled assessment including practical and theoretical activitie

 TERM 3

 Final examination preparation

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Resistant Materials 

 

Key Stage 3 

Through a range of creative and practical activities, students will learn to research, design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users. They will learn to safely use a selection of tools, machinery and equipment in order to manipulate many different types of materials such as wood, plastics and metals.

 During their rotation, students will:

 YEAR 7

 Research, design and make a functional and decorative clock using plastics (acrylic), finishing techniques, tools and machinery

 YEAR 8

 Understand the skills required to research, design, construct and decorate a set of small wooden drawers which have fully operational moving parts using a laser cutter and 2D design software

 YEAR 9

 Research and use a complex range of materials to design and make a functioning interactive game

GCSE Design & Technology 

Students will learn practical making and designing skills. They study a broad range of Design Technology subject areas before specialising in Resistant Materials. Students will research different products and the people who use them, before creating their own unique designs. The process will involve drafting and evaluating design images to communicate their design’s concepts. Students will gain an understanding of the working characteristics and properties of many different materials and textiles; they will handle a broad range of specialist tools, machinery and equipment as well as specialist ICT such as 2D Design and CADCAM.

 YEAR 10

 TERM 1

 Introduction to the course and the study of key areas including the properties of resistant materials, using tools, health and safety

 TERM 2

 Practical and theoretical activities

 Further study of key areas including designing on computers – CADCAM and 2D Design programmes

 TERM 3

 The controlled assessment period begins - both practical and theoretical

 Further study of key areas including isometric drawing and rendering

 

 YEAR 11

 TERM 1

 Controlled assessment including practical and theoretical activities

 TERM 2

 Controlled assessment including practical and theoretical activities

 TERM 3

 Final examination preparation

For more detailed information on the course and assessment, please visit