Art

Welcome to Art, Graphic Communication and Photography

The Visual Arts department has a long and established history of success and popularity at all key stages. We pride ourselves on our use of a ‘professional curriculum’, for example our painters at key stage 4 and 5 use oil paint, canvas and work on a large and ambitious scale. Our designers use professional software like Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator and our photographers use digital and still some use darkroom media.

The art team are all highly experienced and established members of staff with many years of success at all key stages.

Meet the team

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Miss M Millington

Head of Department m.millington@danum.outwood.com

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Miss R Wilkinson

Second in Art r.wilkinson@danum.outwood.com

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Miss E Fothergill

Teacher of Art e.fothergill@danum.outwood.com

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Miss R Moss

Teacher of Art r.moss@danum.outwoood.com

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Mr P Gidney

Teacher of Art p.gidney@danum.outwood.com

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Key Stage 3

The Art course at Key Stage 3 provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to access the GCSE course in Key Stage 4. Year 7 is a skills building course which focusses on drawing, painting and critical studies skills. These are developed further in year 8 to the point where the work is of a similar standard to early GCSE quality.

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If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: Miss Millington (Head of Art)

Key Stage 4

AQA GCSE (9-1) Fine Art

Project 1 – learning oil paint. Students complete 3 small projects based on the work of various artists in order to develop oil painting skills and techniques.

Project 2 – Personal project. This forms the bulk of a student’s coursework and is a project designed to engage the student (chosen in discussion with their teacher).

AQA GCSE Fine Art is assessed in the following way:

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AQA GCSE (9-1) Graphic Communication and AQA GCSE (9-1) Photography

All students studying GCSE Graphic Communication will be given the opportunity to study a second GCSE in Photography, which will lead to two GCSE’s being achieved at the end of the course.

While studying GCSE Graphic Communication you will learn how to use industry standard software including both Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. The projects studied consist of a magazine design and a set of stamps.

AQA GCSE Graphic Communication is assessed in the following way:

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If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: Miss Millington (Head of Art)

While studying GCSE Photography you will learn different experimental skills using photographs you have taken. During the course you will look at landscape, portrait and still life photography.

AQA GCSE Photography is assessed in the following way:

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If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught please contact: Miss Millington (Head of Art)

Key Stage 5

AQA GCE A ‘Level Fine Art

Unit 1 – Coursework project. Personal project chosen by the student in discussion with teachers, this may change and evolve throughout the course. Oil painting, drawing and photography will be used primarily.

AQA GCE A ‘Level Fine Art is assessed in the following way:

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If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: Miss Millington (Head of Art)

AQA GCE A ‘Level Graphic Communication

During the course you will learn how to use industry standard software, including both Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. The project studied will cover a range of topics including; corporate identity, branding, illustration, advertising and promotional material.

AQA GCE A ‘Level Graphic Communication is assessed in the following way:

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If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught please contact: Miss Millington (Head of Art)

AQA GCE A’ Level Photography

Unit 1 – Coursework project. Personal project chosen by the student in discussion with teachers, this may change and evolve throughout the course. Digital and some analogue (darkroom) media.

AQA GCE A ‘Level Photography is assessed in the following way:

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If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: Miss Millington (Head of Art)

Enrichment Opportunities for Art, Graphic Communication and Photography

Please see the current Academy Enrichment Programme Booklet for details of enrichment opportunities in this subject area.