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Art & Design

When you come to the art rooms at Ralph Thoresby we want you to enjoy having the opportunity to be creative thinkers and practitioners.

A place that is a unique and vibrant environment within the school that allows you to explore ideas and develop your creative knowledge through an immersive and broad experience of the visual arts and design.

A place where you will discover about and analyse different artistic and cultural influences.

A place where you will get to develop your know how of different techniques and materials such as paint, drawing, print, mixed media, collage, clay, papier mache, wax pastel, I.T and other media.

A place where we believe that the variety and range of projects and materials gives opportunities for you to find areas of strength and personal progression that will support you throughout your own creative journey at Ralph Thoresby and beyond.

A place where you will find dedicated and passionate teachers of art and design

A place where we are proud of our exciting creative curriculum and hope that you will be as excited and willing to develop your understanding and know how with us.

Art and Design

Assessment Summary

Art & Design Assessment Summary

In Art and Design at KS3 student assessment will initially be through verbal feedback and positive stickers. This will then be supported with student self assessment PINS at key points throughout the project. There will also be two PINS assessment tasks throughout each project that will be assessed against their ability to research, explore Ideas and materials.

At KS4 & 5 Students will be given verbal feedback throughout each term and will take part in PINS assessment against GCSE/GCE criteria of AO1, AO2, AO3, AO4 twice a term.

In Photography in Y9 student assessment will initially be through verbal feedback and then supported at key points throughout the project with two PINS assessment tasks throughout each project. This will be assessed against their ability to research, explore Ideas and materials.
In Photography at KS4 & 5 Students will be given verbal feedback throughout each term and will take part in PINS assessment against GCSE/GCE criteria of AO1, AO2, AO3, AO4 twice a term.

Y9 Bridging Year

Art & Design

In year 9 the curriculum has been planned to introduce learners to a variety of new themes and creative experiences. Exploring techniques that will build on previous knowledge but will also be used as a springboard and foundation to help underpin and sequence future studies and the transition to GCSE and hopefully A level Art and Design.

The year 9 ‘option’ choice will also allow learners more time and space to realise their potential and make the most of their individual progress and development. Hopefully continually igniting their ever developing experience of the visual arts and the creative process.

Art and the WIDER WORLD

In year 9, all students are given the opportunity to experience the Visual Arts through the Wider World Curriculum gaining experiences through the exploration of Street Art.

Students will apply their knowledge and understanding of the historical context of Street Art and visual culture to support their creative experience of techniques and know how to create a 3D skateboard design. The Wider World curriculum will also give the opportunity to develop a greater understanding of the range of careers within the creative industries.

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