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.
Mrs Julie Turner – Head of Department and Ceramic Specialist, email: Art@jkhs.org.uk
Mrs Anna Taylor – Jewellery Specialist
Mrs Trixie Clarke – BTEC Design Specialist
Miss Emma Lane
Mrs Wendy Brann – Art and Ceramics Technician
Art @ Key Stage 3
Throughout Years 7-9 all students study a range of artists and themes, incorporated into which are key skills and processes. These include painting, ceramics, modelling, printing, painting and drawing, as well as a range of other creative processes.
|Year 7||Year 8||Year 9
|History of Art|
Working in the style of an Artist
Easter Island Heads
|History of Art
Portraiture through history
|Natural World |
Art @ Key Stage 4
We currently offer EDEXCEL Fine Art and 3D GCSE courses as well as AQA BTEC Art and Design. These courses are all examined at the end of year 11. At GCSE, 60% of the final mark is dependent on coursework and 40% on the final exam project. The topics are renewed on an annual basis to ensure pupils are always studying fresh and exciting subject matter, which is up to date with current Art practice. Topic areas are linked to visits to galleries to enhance learning.
Visit the Edexcel exam Board pages for GCSE Art
BTEC ART & DESIGN
When you study art and design you begin, from the outset, to learn new skills in a creative context. The BTEC First in Art and Design is divided into units which you will study in a range of different ways. You will learn about visual communication techniques, covering mark-making (2D design) and making (3D design). In the unit on contextual references you will learn about the work of other artists and designers. In exploring art and design ideas, you will learn now to research and explore concepts that relate to specific briefs.
Art @ Key Stage 5
We currently offer EDEXCEL Fine Art and 3D A level courses. These courses are all examined at the end of year 12 and again at the end of year 13. 60% of the final mark is dependent on coursework and 40% on the final exam project, the topic for which is set by the exam board. The topics are renewed on an annual basis to ensure pupils are always studying fresh and exciting subject matter, which is up to date with current Art practice. Topic areas are linked to visits to galleries to enhance learning.
Visit the Edexcel Exam Board pages for this examination