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Art

Our Subject Vision

Welcome to the Arts department! Here are Temple Learning Academy, we  believe that the study of Art, Craft and Design provides a creative platform for all students to positively observe the world around them and bravely find their own distinctive place within it. The study of art taps into a student’s imagination, creative instincts and self-worth.

Art opens doors, broadens horizons and creates opportunities for self-discovery regardless of ability or background.  Visual art is a valuable tool for discovery, experimentation, and development, where the process of creating is equally as important as any final outcome. We are committed to exploring possibilities, developing imagination, nurturing self-expression, and supporting big ideas. We encourage our students to be open-minded, to make links between creative skills and other aspects of their lives and to value the importance of the arts on their own mental well-being. We hope our students enjoy creating, are enthused and playful in their experiments, and have fun. 


Which qualifications do we offer at KS4?

AQA GCSE Art and Design (Art, craft and design) 

Component 1   
Coursework  
60% of the overall grade  

Non-exam assessment (NEA) set and marked by the school/college and moderated by AQA during a visit. Moderation will normally take place in June. 


Component 2  
Externally set exam  
40% of the overall grade 

Non-exam assessment (NEA) set by AQA; marked by the school/college and moderated by AQA during a visit. Moderation will normally take place in June. 


External Exams  
Preparatory period – from 2 January  
Supervised time – 10 hours - Exam April  

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/art-and-design/gcse/art-and-design-8201-8206

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Where could this subject ultimately take you?

There is no denying that art and design give meaning and culture to life, but it is also important to recognise it as a career and a way to earn a living. In 2018 the creative industries contributed £111bn to the UK economy a large amount of which is increasing at a rapid growth. This figure is 7.4 percent up from previous years proving that the creative industry is the fastest growing.

A qualification in Art can lead to a career in many different fields including: -

  • Fashion/Interior industries. 
  • Creative Director/Media Manager/Journalist.
  • Photography in many different areas such as Music, Wildlife, and Advertising.
  • Event Management. Event management is one of the most booming top 10 careers in Arts 
  • Animation, and Illustration
  • Ceramics/ Sculpture
  • Graphic design
  • Architecture
  • Digital/Web design

All of the above are available to study into further education within Leeds.

Even where a pupil does not intend to pursue a career within the creative industry, Art provides the ability to think

differently to what is in front of them. It enables them to think of alternative solutions and to be able to fix problems that are years old with new ideas and processes. It is what keeps us constantly evolving, and what helps us to adapt to the inevitable changes that come with progress.


What enrichment and extra-curricular opportunities do we offer in Art?

Lunch Time Art club – students have the opportunity to get their creative juices flowing in sessions run by a specialist art teacher.

After school KS3 art club – Students can gather together to make group projects to be displayed in school, or individual projects for students to take home and enjoy.

GCSE Booster sessions – Offering GCSE students time to come and use the schools resources to build on their projects in their own independent time.


What will students’ study in Art?

Key Stage 3

Year 7

Students are taken on an exciting journey focusing on the formal elements of art, allowing them to begin to build on their knowledge of art skills and terminology. Students are given the fabulous opportunity of investigating Art history looking at different artists and movements. Students make their own printing plate from a creative creature they construct from parts of insects and objects. They create Mark Herald inspired creations using mixed media and mark making.  


Year 8

In Year 8 Students learn about developing cohesive colour pallets with the aid of Colour theory. They work in collage and mixed media exploring the different styles and techniques to create collage portraits (they also apply their drawing techniques and mark making over the collage). They learn about new cultures and celebrations across the world. They create their own sugar skull design which will then be used to create a 3D sculpture out of Papier-Mache.  


Year 9

Students begin to focus on the difference between Artist and Designer, which they then lead onto look at Art as a product and the industry, they investigate contemporary art and how globalisation has helped inspire Artists. Students create a Clay Sculpture inspired by Contemporary artist Kaws Students begin to prepare for GCSE by completing a sketchbook project. They create an iconic painting of a celebrity taken from pop culture.  

At the end of KS3, students can choose whether to continue to study Art into KS4 and gain a qualification. For those that do not continue to study Art we hope they continue with their education with a lifelong love of drawing, understanding of famous Artists and appreciation of the art around them. We also hope that they will have developed skills such as presentation, creative thinking and problem solving as well as understanding of why people create Art and Visual art and continue to benefit from its therapeutic effect.

Key Stage 4

Year 10

In Years 10 & 11 students follow the AQA GCSE full course, building on the skills developed throughout KS3. Lessons are specifically developed to ensure students are encouraged to further develop their creativity, imagination and the practical skills for communicating and expressing ideas in art, craft & design. Assessment is by Unit 1: Portfolio of Work (Controlled Assessment) 60 per cent and Unit 2: Externally Set Task 40 per cent.


Year 11

Where possible, in Year 11 students also follow the OCR GCSE in Art and Design: Photography. Lessons are specifically developed to ensure students learn about composition skills and are encouraged to further develop their creativity, imagination and the practical skills for communicating and expressing ideas. Assessment is by Unit 1: Portfolio of Work (Controlled Assessment) 60 per cent and Unit 2: Externally Set Task 40 per cent.

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