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Stewards Academy

Stewards Academy

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Art and Design

We recognise that the visual arts can offer a stimulating, thought-provoking and creative way for our pupils to access an area of education which they often excel in.

The department offer a caring and nurturing environment where all pupils from varying abilities can showcase their skills using a multitude of mediums such as painting and drawing, Sculpture, Photo editing, print making and graphical arts.

It is our firm belief that our staff facilitate the learning and progress of our pupils by embedding the fundamentals of the 5 Rs into the Art Curriculum We want them to be resilient, resourceful, reflective, responsible and respectful in all of their art classes.The department use the work of traditional artists affiliated with Harlow Town such as Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth; we believe that the historical value of using such artists really adds to the value of our teaching.

To vary the teaching further we participate in a number of excursions some of which include; a walking tour of London, a drawing exercise at the Moore Foundation and a day trip to the Gibberd Gardens to name but a few.

Key Stage 3

Students are taught in mixed ability tutor groups and have two lessons a fortnight. They will explore the following units:

Year 7

Year 8

  • Mythical Creatures
  • Drawing from observation
  • An Introduction to Sculpture
  • Print making
  • The fundamentals of Clay work
  • Portraiture
  • Egyptian Art
  • The Art of Africa
  • Still Life
  • Cubism

Extended homework may include:

  • Researching artists, crafts people and Art themes
  • Drawing from still life
  • Practising techniques learnt in class

Key Stage 4

Art Students follow the Edexcel Art & Design Drama specification. Art students produce two distinctive units of work (one, painting and drawing and two, 3-Dimensional art) Photography students will complete 3 units of work throughout the three years.

ART- Coursework (60% weighting)

Produce two distinctive units of work which combine to produce their portfolio.

Work that will be produced should involve using painting & drawings, photography, Clay, Sculpture, collage and print making.

The coursework will be assessed using four assessment objectives; Investigation, Experimenting, Recording and a Final Outcome (all are of equal weighting).

ART- Exam (40% weighting)

A chosen theme and supporting material is given to students by the exam board. Pupils are encouraged to investigate appropriate sources, recording and experimenting using a number of mediums and then produce a final outcome (10 hour exam over a two day period) over a 8 to 10 week period.

Work that will be produced should involve using painting & drawings, photography, Clay, Sculpture, collage and print making.

The exam will be assessed using four assessment objectives; Investigation, Experimenting, Recording and a Final Outcome (all are of equal weighting)