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WJEC Entry Level


During the two year course pupils undertake a number of different projects which develop their skills, knowledge and understanding of art techniques and approaches.

These projects are thematic and are designed to allow pupils to develop skills across many art disciplines.

Projects include - Me, myself, I Contrasts 4x4 Portrait Stamps Food for Thought My life as a Tryptic Font Fantastic Conflict

During the two year course pupils will:
Experience making things and learning to be creative;
Recognise the importance of intuitive ways of working;
Use a visual vocabulary (such as colour, line, tone, pattern, texture etc.);
Use a wide range of media to discover and record the everyday world;
Develop a visual mode of communication, where appropriate linked with and related to
Literacy and numeracy, including the ability to recognise, understand and use the properties of shape, position, movement and measure primarily through manipulating form and volume;
Develop an appropriate range of concepts, attitudes, skills and knowledge within and beyond the subject of Art & Design. This should include, where appropriate, the ability to carry out procedures according to instructions, with due regard for safety and economic factors experience and develop self-awareness and identity, and to function positively as a member of a group;
Experience and develop the enjoyment of good craftsmanship and things well made;
Experience and develop both practical and critical responses to the work of others including artists, craft workers and designers.

Assessment objectives
Inform and practically develop their own work and interests in art, craft and design through comparing their own work and responding to the work of others from various places and times, including local examples; recognising that different kinds of art, craft and design are made for various reasons;
Experiment and demonstrate practical skills with materials, tools and techniques, including  ICT; by using and composing visual elements including line, tone, colour, pattern, texture, form and space; and modifying their work when they see a need for change; collect and organise reference materials and resources to develop ideas and themes;
Investigating ways of exploring ideas and feelings through materials, techniques  and processes; and recording from direct experience, observation, memory and imagination  through investigating the natural and made environment.