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Art, Design and Technology is a hugely popular subject at Leeds East Academy with year on year exam success. Our engaging curriculum, classrooms and the outstanding teaching within this area allows students to thrive and enjoy high levels of creative and academic success.

Our core aim is to prepare students to take part in the development of tomorrow's rapidly changing world by encouraging students to develop innovative ideas, become creative thinkers and problem solvers, both as individuals and as part of a team. The art, design and technology department supports students to identify needs and opportunities, respond by developing ideas and imaginative solutions to a wide variety of problem-solving activities, inspiring and challenging design briefs throughout all key stages.

Our creative and visual arts curriculum is designed to enhance the artistic, creative and expressive qualities in all students allowing every child the opportunity to learn the skills of creating, analysing, interpreting and evaluating works of art both past and present. Students will understand that art is a universal language interconnected to other areas and cultures and thus promotes tolerance and diversity.

The Art and Design department will be following a three assignment model. Currently, students have three 50 minute lessons per week at Key Stage 4 in their chosen option (art, graphics, textiles or photography) and two 50 min lessons per week studying both art and a technology subject at key stage three. Students will work on a variety of exciting projects which links clearly to the technical skills required in order for them to progress through the assessment criteria set out by the exam board.

 For further information regarding Art, Design and Technology curriculum at Leeds East Academy please feel free to contact the Head of Art, Design and Technology: waite.m@whiteroseacademies.org

Courses in Art

  • Art Textiles (AQA)
  • Uncendorsed Art and Design (AQA)
  • Graphic Communication (AQA)
  • Photography (AQA)
 

 Key Stage 3 Art & Design Curriculum Breakdown

 Year 7 

Half Term

Topic

Learning Outcomes

Assessment

Term 1

BASIC SKILLS

The colour wheel. Students will be able to recognise contrasting and complimentary colours, primary, secondary and intermediate colours. Using pencil students will practice a range of traditional and creative drawing techniques to show line, shading and tone.  The work produced will form part of their base line assessment.

Baseline assessment

Colour wheel

Drawing skills

Homework

 

 

 

 

Term 2

Either; GRAFFITI SKATEBOARDS OR ABSTRACT LANDSCAPES

 

Building on students prior knowledge and understanding of colour. Landscapes looks at abstract and cold colour schemes, both harmonious and contrasting to make famous world landscapes reflect contemporary painting techniques.

 

The graffiti project also uses bold and contrasting colour schemes. Students will gather a range of graffiti related research to produce a skateboard design based upon their personal interests.

Artist research

Drawing skills

Personal design idea

Homework

 

 

 

 

Term 3

Either; SWEETS or PORTRAITS

Both projects look at historical and contemporary pop art images to create a personal response related to their theme. They will produce tonal pencil illustrations to assist in the development of their own ideas.

 

The sweet project personal response is a mixed media collage and the portrait project is a series of illustrations reflecting different styles and techniques studied.

Artist research pages

Colour and tonal pencil drawings

Personal idea development

Homework

 Year 8

Half Term

Topic

Learning Outcomes

Assessment

Term 1

Either; SWEETS or PORTRAITS

Both projects look at historical and contemporary pop art images to create a personal response related to their theme. They will produce tonal pencil illustrations to assist in the development of their own ideas. The sweet project personal response is a mixed media collage and the portrait project is a series of illustrations reflecting different styles and techniques studied.

Artist illustrations

Use of a range of materials and techniques

Final design

Homework

 

 

 

 

Term 2

Zentangle Patterns

Building on student’s knowledge of patterns they will further explore their ideas using a range of complex zentangle pattern designs. They will focus on developing range experiments which develop a high level of skill when using a familiar selection of materials and techniques. Students will develop a personal response using line and harmonious colour schemes.

Pattern and design ideas

Exploration of a range of materials and techniques        

Final design                      

Homework

 

 

 

 

Term 3

Either ANIMALS or

PET PORTRAITS.

 

Following on from the zentangle project students will produce a series of animal designs incorporating patterns and mixed media in the style of Lynnette Shelley. In ‘pet portraits’ student’s will research animal illustrations where the animals appear in clothing. The project looks at a range of illustration, drawing and collage techniques which students can use to draw their own unique animal portrait in a pop art style. 

Artist research page

Animal design ideas

Range of drawing and illustration techniques

homework

 

  KS3 Design Technology Curriculum Breakdown 

 Year 7 

Topic

Learning Outcomes

Assessment

Textiles

Students will begin with a short introduction project into safe use of the sewing machine. They will continue by investigating the work of Tim Burton and create a mood board. They will create a range of hat design proposals, one of which will be made into a fleece hat. They will investigate a variety of construction and embroidery techniques, including both hand and machine stitching, applique and a range of fastenings. 

Safe use of the sewing machine

Design proposals

Construction techniques

Final product

 

 

 

Food

Students will learn a range of basic skills required to be successful in food technology. The main areas of study will be around basic hygiene, health and safety, healthy eating and following recipes.  They will focus on the eat well plate and create a range of nutritious meals which allow them to build confidence when cutting, weighing and baking.  

Basic understanding of food handling and preparation

Knowledge, understanding and safe use of equipment

 

 

 

Graphics

ADVERTISING or GRAFFITI MAGAZINE Looking at menu designs students will look at creating a menu for a seaside café. Students will look at a range of illustration techniques, layout options and appropriate typography to include in their design.  Students will study a range of Graffiti fonts and illustrations using both hand drawn and CAD to develop and explore their own ideas. They will create a colourful illustration which would be suitable for the front of a magazine on graffiti showing an understanding of layout and editing techniques.

Illustrations related to chosen theme

Design ideas

Use of a range of materials and techniques

Final product

 Year 8

Topic

Learning Outcomes

Assessment

Textiles

Project 1 - Students will create a device cover for a product of their choice based on the theme of themselves. Students will research, design and experiment with different resist dying techniques to complete this project. (6weeks)

Project 2 - Students will create a pencil case based on the theme Pop Art and drinks. Students will research Pop Art, design their pencil case, experiment with different decorative techniques which include applique, embroidery, fabric paint, batik and fabric pens. Students will then manufacture their pencil case. Evaluations will be completed considering, existing products, self and peer evaluation. (14weeks)

Mind map of ideas

Experimentation of different textile techniques

Final design proposal

Evaluation

Final textile product

 

 

 

Food

Students will begin by investigating a range of takeaway options from both restaurants and supermarkets. They will investigate healthier options through a range of food preparation opportunities. They will create a ‘Fakeaway’ food packaging design based upon a specification to deepen their understanding of the legal and national standards for nutrition.  They will complete the unit by creating the food, and potentially the related packaging.

Packaging design ideas

Design specification

Cooking skills

Evaluation

 

 

 

Graphics

Either TROPICAL WORLD or TIM BURTON CLOCKS

When exploring the theme ‘Tropical World’ students will look at a range of drawing and illustrations of tropical animals, flowers and plants to create their own drawings based upon research collected. They will use a range of paper engineering techniques and combine this with a selection of images created using drawing and painting materials. In ‘Tim Burton’ students will create a range of design proposals which reflect their chosen movie, one of which will be constructed into a working product. When making students will be encouraged to use explore sustainable creative options whilst ensuring they create a product that has a high quality finish.

Illustrations related to chosen theme

Design ideas

Use of a range of materials and techniques

Final product

 

 

 KS4 Art, Graphics, Textiles and Photography Curriculum Breakdown

Year

Learning Outcomes

Assessment

Year 9

Unit 1

BASIC SKILLS

Students will be taught the basic skills required to be successful on their individual courses. Building up a range of technical skills, through individual projects, which allow them to create high quality outcomes. Students will develop and understanding the of assessment criteria and how these can be achieved through each art subject endorsement.

Mind map of ideas

Mood board of images

Research pages

Experimentation, learning a wide range of new techniques

Recording through photography, drawing and annotation

Final Response

 

 

 

Year 10

Unit 2

PERSONAL PROJECT

Students will be offered a range of design briefs through which they will be encouraged to work independently in preparation for their controlled assessment.

Topics include:

·         Tropical World

·         Fantastic and Strange

·         Murals

·         Around the World

·         Spirals Sweet Project

Mind map of ideas

Mood board of images

Research pages

Experimentation

Recording through photography, drawing and annotation

Final Response

 

 

 

 

Year 11

Unit 3 (Controlled Assessment)

10 HOUR EXAM

The controlled assessment question paper will be distributed to students in January of each year. Students will select, with guidance, a suitable starting point question from the selection on each paper. They will compete work in a sketch book consisting of artist research and idea development before completing their 10hr controlled assessment.

Mind map of ideas

Mood board of images

Research pages

Experimentation

Recording through photography, drawing and annotation

Final Response

 

 Term by Term Curriculum Breakdowns

 Art Schemes of Work KS3 and KS4