Art and Design provides practical learning experiences, which make it accessible to all pupils. Pupils use knowledge and understanding from across the curriculum and apply and consolidate them in practical activities. At Woodfield, pupils design and make real artefacts that have aesthetic value and which give them a sense of achievement and improve self-esteem.
“When a civilisation dies all that remains is its Art”
Art and Design encompasses many different approaches. Pupils engage themselves in a number of different learning styles through differentiated schemes of work ranging from investigating basic and fundamental skills in both two and three-dimensional studies.
Pupils are given the opportunity to experience and develop skills, understanding and knowledge in different materials, styles and cultural influences. The role of Art and Design is important in ensuring that all pupils identities and cultures are valued.
Art should be seen not only as a forum for communicating differences and similarities, but also for giving the opportunity to appreciate other cultures. The use if ICT is an integral part of the curriculum.
All pupils in Key Stage 3 receive one period of timetabled Art and Design lessons each week
A limited number of pupils in KS4 receive four periods of timetabled Art and Design lessons each week.
Key Stage 3 – All pupils follow the programmes of study for Art and Design as set out in the National Curriculum. Pupils are taught within the structure of the KS3 National Strategy framework.
Key Stage 4 and External Accreditation - Pupils follow the programmes of study for Art and Design, as set out in the National Curriculum. All pupils are entered for WJEB Entry Level Art and Design and GCSE Unendorsed Art and Design. The external accredited group is a combined year 10 and year 11 class.
Our aims in Art and Design are that all pupils will: -
- enjoy Art and Design and tackle all projects with confidence and a sense of achievement
- develop practical skills in Art And Design and the ability to apply these in producing work of value
- understand the role and limitations of Art And Design and the implication and consequences of its use both culturally and aesthetically
- Our aim is to help pupils to be at ease with, and enjoy using different approaches to develop the skills and processes necessary in a culturally diverse society. We will do this by providing the pupils with opportunities to use resources within the time-tabled Art And Design lessons and in the wider curriculum of the school to enhance their communication and learning.
- Our objectives are to give all pupils the opportunity to: -
- make choices and be involved in sensory and communication activities within a practical learning experience
- develop their social awareness by considering the needs of others helping to focus on design problems that reflect everyday situations
- carry out practical tasks in which all pupils can achieve
- develop confidence and proficiency in the use of different materials and approaches in the classroom
- develop an appreciation of Art and Design and its effects in everyday life
- develop the ability to decide when it is appropriate to use selected tools and materials
- provide continuity and progression in the themes of Art and Design in the National Curriculum
- learn to use a wide range of materials to construct finished artifacts.
- learn to use Computer Aided Design as an integral part of the design process
- learn to use a computer to store ideas, make changes and produce high quality images related to the themes