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Langdon Academy

Langdon Academy: An all through education for ages 3-16

Executive Principal
Dr Dayo Olukoshi OBE
Principal
Mr Jamie Brooks

ART DEPARTMENT

WHAT STUDENTS LEARN

Year 7

In Year 7 Students follow an engaging curriculum in which they will build creative, critical and practical Art skills. Over the year they will develop imaginative and intuitive ways of working. Students will develop knowledge and understanding of a diverse range of media and materials, in historical and contemporary contexts, societies and cultures.

Students study the importance of Formal Elements in Art, looking at a range of themes such as Natural Forms and Still Life. Focus is given to observation drawing with tone, texture and mark making. Colour Theory is also studies alongside, painting and 3 Dimensional forms.

Year 8

In Year 8 students follow an engaging curriculum in which they willbuild on their existing practical and theoretical skills. Students are encouraged and supported in critical analysis of artwork, developing knowledge of art terminology needed for GCSE. Students build on the skills they learnt in year 7 broadening their understanding of media, materials and techniques.

Topics are varied and range from Portraiture to Landscapes, exploring themes including pattern and printmaking.

Students will gain inspiration from a range of artists and their environment and surroundings. Students will combine ideas from different artists to create mix media work. Student will learn new drawing techniques, collage and painting skills, as well as extending their previous knowledge.

Year 9

In Year 9 students follow an engaging curriculum which prepares them for GCSE Art and Design courses. Throughout the year they willrefine their practical and analytical skills as they are challenged with more advanced techniques. They will be required to produce more in depth critical analysis of artwork, broadening their vocabulary and literacy whilst extending their knowledge of art terminology. All of which are all key components used in the GCSE.

Students are challenged to think creatively and explore and experiment with a wide range of ideas, materials, processes and techniques leading to meaningful responses. Students study themes such as figure and form and explore graphic art.

Practical skills range from drawing, painting, printing, photography, textiles, sculpture to mixed media and digital art.

HOW THEY WILL BE ASSESSED

Year 7

Students are assessed against the 4 Assessment objectives used by Edexcel at GCSE. The assessment objectives are; Develop, Record, Refine & Present. Students are given a baseline test at the start of each year and produce project work leading to final outcomes. These outcomes are marked alongside their sketchbook to give an overall mark based on all 4 objectives.

Year 8

Students are assessed against the 4 Assessment objectives used by Edexcel at GCSE. The assessment objectives are; Develop, Record, Refine & Present. Students are given a baseline test at the start of each year and produce project work leading to final outcomes. These outcomes are marked alongside their sketchbook to give an overall mark based on all 4 objectives.

Year 9

Students are assessed against the 4 Assessment objectives used by Edexcel at GCSE. The assessment objectives are; Develop, Record, Refine & Present. Students are given a baseline test at the start of each year and produce project work leading to final outcomes. These outcomes are marked alongside their sketchbook to give an overall mark based on all 4 objectives.

HOME LEARNING

Year 7

Students are given homework every week based on the topic or theme they are studying, such as Natural Forms. Homework tasks are based on either research and analysis or responding to artists and art movements. Students will be recording and developing personal responses to a variety of topics.

Literacy plays a key role in the discussion and understanding of artwork. To support students each topic has key terminology for students to learn and practice within their homework.

 Each homework task takes an hour to complete.

Year 8

Students are given homework every week based on the topic or theme they are studying, such as Natural Forms. Homework tasks are based on either research and analysis or responding to artists and art movements. Students will be recording and developing personal responses to a variety of topics.

Literacy plays a key role in the discussion and understanding of artwork. To support students each topic has key terminology for students to learn and practice within their homework.

Each homework task takes an hour to complete.

Year 9

Students are given homework every week based on the topic or theme they are studying, such as Natural Forms. Homework tasks are based on either research and analysis or responding to artists and art movements. Students will be recording and developing personal responses to a variety of topics.

Literacy plays a key role in the discussion and understanding of artwork. To support students each topic has key terminology for students to learn and practice within their homework.

Each homework task takes an hour to complete.

HOW PARENTS CAN SUPPORT THEIR CHILD

Year 7

Parents can best support their child by encouraging the exploration of materials and by practicing their observational drawing technique using everyday objects at home.

Parents can support them further by taking them to the local library or galleries allowing them access to a wider variety of art form and literature. 

Your child would also benefit from learning more about artists and art movements by visiting websites such as;

https://www.barbican.org.uk

https://www.tate.org.uk/

https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk

https://www.npg.org.uk

https://www.vam.ac.uk

Art Materials such as 2b sketching pencils, water colours, Acrylic paint and coloured pencils may also help your child practice their techniques.

Year 8

Parents can best support their child by encouraging the exploration of materials and by practicing their observational drawing technique using everyday objects at home.

Parents can support them further by taking them to the local library or galleries allowing them access to a wider variety of art form and literature. 

Your child would also benefit from learning more about artists and art movements by visiting websites such as;

https://www.barbican.org.uk

https://www.tate.org.uk/

https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk

https://www.npg.org.uk

https://www.vam.ac.uk

Art Materials such as 2b sketching pencils, water colours, Acrylic paint and coloured pencils may also help your child practice their techniques.

Year 9

Parents can best support their child by encouraging the exploration of materials and by practicing their observational drawing technique using everyday objects at home.

Parents can support them further by taking them to the local library or galleries allowing them access to a wider variety of art form and literature. 

Your child would also benefit from learning more about artists and art movements by visiting websites such as;

https://www.barbican.org.uk

https://www.tate.org.uk/

https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk

https://www.npg.org.uk

https://www.vam.ac.uk

 

Art Materials such as 2b sketching pencils, water colours, Acrylic paint and coloured pencils may also help your child practice their techniques.

 

EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Year 7

Art Ambassadors

Lunch clubs Monday & Friday

Art Competitions

Year 8

Art Ambassadors

Lunch clubs Monday & Friday

Art Competitions

Year 9

Art Ambassadors

Lunch clubs Monday & Friday

Art Competitions