Creative Media

Art and Design – Programme of Study

Year 7 (Key Stage 3)

  • The art of drawing – gaining an understanding of line, tone and texture
  • Collage
  • 3D Construction

 

Year 8 (Key Stage 3)

  • Seascape paintings – Using the landscapes around us
  • Mexican Day of the Dead festival
  • Cushion designs

 

Year 9 (Key Stage 4)

  • Introduction to GCSE Art & Design/ Photography/ Graphic Communication/Textile Design

 

Year 10 (Key Stage 4)

  • GCSE Unit 1 Portfolio of Practical Work
  • Students build up a portfolio demonstrating the development, experimentation, recording and presentation of their ideas.

 

Year 11 (Key Stage 4)

  • GCSE Unit 1 – Production of final piece
  • GCSE Unit 2 – Externally set task
  • Students choose a task from a limited range.
  • Preparation work and final piece.

 

Year 12 (Key Stage 5)

  • AS Level Art & Design/ Photography/ Graphic Communication/ Textile Design
  • Externally Set Task
  • The early release paper will be issued on 1 January and will provide a number of themes, each with a range of written and visual starting points, briefs and stimuli. From these, one must be selected, upon which to base a response.

 

Year 13 (Key Stage 5)

  • A Level Art & Design/ Photography/ Graphic Communication/ Textile Design
  • Personal Investigation
  • Candidates should produce two elements:
  • 1. A portfolio of practical work showing a personal response to either a starting point, brief, scenario, or stimulus
  • 2. A related study of continuous prose with a guided minimum of 1,000 words
  • Externally Set Task
  • The early release paper will be issued on 1 February and will provide a number of themes, each with a range of written and visual starting points, briefs and stimuli.  From these, one must be selected, upon which to base a response.

 

Music – Programme of Study

Year 7 (Key Stage 3)

  • Keyboard skills
  • Elements of music
  • Singing & vocal technique
  • World music including Caribbean, West Africa and Brazil
  • Composition for effect

 

Year 8 (Key Stage 3)

  • Blues song writing with keyboard & guitar
  • Group performances with keyboard, guitar, vocals & percussion
  • Composing a popular song

 

Year 9 (Key Stage 4)

  • Solo performance skills
  • Ensemble performance skills
  • Film music
  • Conventions of pop music

 

Year 10 (Key Stage 4)

  • Solo composition
  • The concerto through time

 

Year 11 (Key Stage 4)

  • Composition
  • Creative task
  • Listening test

 

Design and Technology – Programme of Study

Year 7 (Key Stage 3)

  • Sweet Dispenser – Resistant Materials

 

Year 8 (Key Stage 3)

  • Ear Wrap – Design and Resistant Materials
  • USB Mood Light – Electronics

 

Year 9 (Key Stage 4)

  • Pine Box – Resistant Materials
  • Toothbrush Timer – Electronics
  • Christmas Decoration – Textiles
  • Key Ring – Pewter Casting
  • USB Stick – Design

 

Year 10 (Key Stage 4)

 

Year 11 (Key Stage 4)

  • AQA GCSE Resistant Materials Controlled Assessment Portfolio
  • Exam Preparation

 

Further information about the programmes of study for Creative Media can be obtained from the Faculty Leader, Mr G. Hardman.

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