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Bradfields Academy

The Arts

KS3

During KS3 students work on a rotation that lasts a term with each subject area (Art, Design Technology, Food Technology, Textiles, System & Control Technology and Woodlands).

 

KS3 Art

In Art students will:

  • Understand and use visual elements in their own words.
  • Investigate the work of others and create their own responses.
  • Develop creative ideas in two and three dimensions.
  • Evaluate and review their own work and others work.

Students will complete a number of different projects including:

  • Year 7: Introduction to Art and the visual elements.
  • Year 8: Portraits and masks
  • Year 9: Realism to Abstraction.

Art Home Learning

Home learning is included within the Home Learning packs.

 

KS3 Creativity

In Creativity students will:

  • Learn about the diversity of the arts through practical experience.
  • Find out about artist and their work.
  • Develop creative responses and art skills through structured activities.
  • Share information with others.

Creativity Home Learning

Home learning is set every two / three weeks. The tasks can include collecting research, drawing ideas and describing learning activities to others.

 

KS3 Music

In Music students will learn:

  • How to listen to different music.
  • Compose music.
  • Listen to and appraise different music from around the world.

All students are given the opportunity to take part in a range of performances including concerts and assemblies.

Students will complete their work by working through a number of different projects including:

 

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Autumn

Building blocks of Music
(Music for Celebration)

Elements of Music
(Music for Celebration)

Elements of Music
(Music for Celebration)

Spring

World Music

World Music

World Music

Summer

The Orchestra Mood and Music

The Orchestra Mood and Messages

The Orchestra Music and Atmosphere

Music Home Learning

Students are set home learning twice per term. These tasks may take the form of a word puzzle to help students with key words or it may be to research tasks on a particular topic.

 

KS4 & 5 Options within The Arts

Edexcel BTEC Performing Arts

BTEC Performing Arts is designed to develop the skills used in the performing arts industry. This will involve work as a member of a team to plan and make decisions in a vocational context about different aspects of performing arts. Units will include:

  • Introduction to performing arts.
  • Taking part in a performance.
  • Starting to develop performance skills.

  

Exam Results

 

L1 Award

L1 Certificate

L1 Diploma

2014

0

6

0

2015

1

12

0

2016

4

4

1

2017 0 5 1

BTEC Performing Arts Home Learning

Students are encouraged complete different tasks such as learning scripts, designing products and watching performances on TV.

 

WJEC Entry Level Pathways Music

This is a highly practical course were students have the opportunity to develop skills in performing, composing, listening and appraising music.  There are opportunities for students to be creative in a range of ways through group and solo performances and composing original material.

One of the key areas of this course is the students are expected to perform in front of others and review their own and others performances.

Exam Results

Entry Level Music

 

EL2

EL3

2014

6

2

2015

9

6

2016

3

4

2017 4 6

 

WJEC Music Home Learning

Students are set music based tasks. These tasks may take the form of a word puzzle to help students with key words or it may be to research tasks on a particular topic by listening to music.

 

OCR Entry Level Photography

Students will develop and explore key areas of digital photography which may support them in gaining the skills and interests needed to develop this into a future career or hobby. During this course students will work through a series of themed projects to learn the basic principles of photography and use this knowledge to develop a series of their own ideas.

  

The students will explore and experiment with digital manipulation, lighting, composition, colour and photo montage techniques. Students will investigate the work of other photographers from a range of styles and genres and understand the purpose of photography in a wider context.

Exam Results

OCR Photography

 

EL1

EL2

EL3

2014

0

5

3

2015

0

6

12

2016

3

7

0

2017 5 1 0

OCR Photography Home Learning

Students are set research tasks on different areas of photography. They are also encouraged when possible to take photos at home.

 

WJEC Entry Level Art & Design

Students work on different units of work such as printmaking, photography, 3D, textiles, drawing and painting. Each of these units of work allows the students to work towards the WJEC course. This course is designed to promote progression through Entry Level 2 and 3.

  

Exam Results

 

EL2

EL3

2014

3

5

2015

5

11

2016

0

6

2017 2 8

WJEC Entry Level Art & Design Home Learning

Students are set research tasks such as collecting research, drawing ideas and describing learning activities to others.

 

AQA GCSE Short Course Art & Design

There are 2 parts to the GCSE Art course:

Part 1 Coursework (60%)

The students spend their time developing their skills in a range of different materials from printing, drawing and 3D Sculpture. A key area of the course is the students developing their observational skills so they can identify key features of work from other artists.

Part 2 Exam (40%)

We are currently in are second year of running GCSE Art & design and this year’s 11 are the first students to have had to prepare for the exam. To prepare for the exam the students have to choose an exam theme and then research into their chosen theme. The students then create work inspired by this theme.

Exam Results

Short-Course GCSE Art & Design

 

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

2014

0

0

0

2

1

1

0

2015

0

0

2

0

1

0

0

2016*

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2017 0 0 0 3 0 0 0

*No student entered.

GCSE Art & Design Home Learning

Students are set research tasks such as collecting research, drawing ideas and describing learning activities to others.

 

Edexcel BTEC Art & Design

The BTEC Art and Design course gives students the opportunity to explore a wide range of Art processes including, painting, printmaking, mixed media and 3D techniques. On the successful completion of each unit students will gain credits enabling them to progress from Entry Level 3 to a Level 1 Certificate.  Students will develop a portfolio of artwork which is assessed using the BTEC criteria. Evidence will include photographs, written notes, video presentations and an exhibition of the student’s work.

  

Exam Results

 

L1 Award

L1 Certificate

2014

3

0

2015

4

1

2016

4

2

2017 3 0

BTEC Art & Design Home Learning

Students are set research tasks such as collecting research, drawing ideas and describing learning activities to others.

 

Arts Award Bronze and Silver 

The Arts Award course allows the students to progress from a Bronze to a Silver Arts Award. This course encourages students to further develop their understanding and enjoyment of the Arts. The course involves:

  • An Arts Challenge
  • Attending & Reviewing Arts Events
  • Undertaking Arts Leadership
  • Learning about Artists and Art Organisations through participation and working with others.

  

The work is collected in a portfolio showing a record of the art works/performances they have seen or been a part of and researched. Silver Award accesses young people at NQF Level 2 standard in the following :

  • Art from knowledge and understanding.
  • Creativity and experimentation.
  • Planning and review.
  • Communication.

Exam Results

Arts Award

 

Bronze

Silver

2014

4

2

2015

4

1

2016

10

0

2017 6 2

Arts Award Silver Home Learning

Students are encouraged to complete different tasks such as learning scripts, designing products and watching performances on TV.

 

Art Quality Mark

As a result of our subject development work in the Arts we were accredited by the Arts Council in May 2012 as providing a high standard of Art at Bradfields.