We are an exceptionally well equipped department in which students have access to a vast array of specialisms, including painting, mixed media, ceramics and printing. Students work in spacious rooms which enable them to work on ambitious projects in a range of scales, from tiny precious objects to life size figurative work. We have the luxury of subject specialist teaching staff who are skilled painters, ceramicists, jewellers and designers.
Ms Kelly Davies – Head of Department – email: Art@jkhs.org.uk
Mrs Julie Turner – 3D Design
Miss Rhiannon Williams – Fine Art
Mrs Anna Taylor – Fine Art
Mrs Wendy Brann – Art and 3D Technician
Key Stage 3 Curriculum
Throughout Years 7-9 all students study a range of artists and themes, incorporating a range of skills, mixed media, techniques and processes into each project. Students are encouraged to draw from direct observation and they are taught a range of creative processes such as painting, sculpture, ceramics & modelling.
- Mark Making: Students explore the fundamentals of drawing through mark making. They study the artwork of Fabric Lenny and create a cardboard sculpture in his style.
- Peace Poster: Students begin preparation for the theme set by the International Lions Peace Poster and take part in an international competition.
- Peace Poster: Students create a Peace Poster based around a set theme and enter posters into an international competition.
- Insects: Students explore a range of creative processes to draw insects from life as well as a range of exciting artists, inspiring them to create their own ‘hybrid insect’ sculpture.
- The Built Environment: Students are taught about Architecture and start to create GCSE standard artist pages within their sketchbooks. They are taught to refine their skills ready for GCSE Art.
- Pop Art: Students explore a range of artists and are asked to engage with topical news and create artwork in response.
Key Stage 4 Curriculum
Students have the option to complete a GCSE in EDEXCEL Fine Art or 3D Design. These are two year courses which are examined at the end of Year 11. At GCSE 60% of the final mark is dependent on coursework and 40% is the externally set exam.
Over the two years students are taught to explore and refine a range of creative processes under the assessment objectives AO1, AO2, AO3 and AO4. They complete a range of coursework projects from Still Life to Identity.
Key Stage 5 Curriculum
Students are given the opportunity to study EDEXCELL Fine Art and 3D A Level courses. These courses are examined at the end of Year 12 and year 13, with a weighting of 50% coursework 50% exam in year 12 and 60% coursework 40% exam weighting in year 13.
Over the two years students will explore a range of projects from Futurism to Transformation as well as self-directed themes to encourage artistic ownership in preparing them for future studies.