Art and Design Faculty

The Art faculty at The Avon Valley School is creative and exciting place to be. We are an enthusiastic team of teachers who pride ourselves on getting the best out of our students and strive to ensure that they all reach their full potential, whatever their ability. During their journey through the world of art, students will look at a range of artists, use a multiple of media and learn a vast amount of new skills. Our aims are to challenge and inspire students and provide engaging and innovative learning experiences.  

A brief overview of the topics covered by the faculty in Key Stage 3

Art

Year 7 Year 8

Fish Project

Portrait Project

3D Butterfly Project

Observational Drawing

Ugly Bug Project

Henry Moore Project

3D Fantasy Animals Project

The Scream

Eye Project

Spirit Heads

 

Courses currently offered by the faculty in Key Stage 4

Art

OCR Art and Design – Fine Art (J171) GCSE graded 9 – 1

Students will work on their own individual projects where they will explore ideas, experiment with media, materials, techniques and processes. They will then present a personal and meaningful response that realises intentions and demonstrates understanding.

Course structure

Art and Design – Fine Art - Portfolio

Students select their own topic of choice and work independently with one to one teacher tutorials to create a body of experiments and work to lead on to creating a purposeful and meaningful final piece of art.

Art and Design – Fine Art – Externally Set Task

Students are given 5 different themes set by the exam board. Students will follow the same pattern as the portfolio work but working under one of the exam boards theme. The final piece of art work is completed in 10 hours under exam conditions (Spread over 3/4 days)

How it's assessed

Portfolio, non-exam assessment worth 60%

(internally assessed and externally moderated)

How it's assessed

Externally set task, 10 hours non exam assessment worth 40%

(internally assessed and externally moderated)

Exam board specification link

 

Textiles

OCR Art and Design – Textile Design (J174)  GCSE graded 9 – 1

Students will work on their own individual projects where they will explore ideas, experiment with media, materials, techniques and processes. They will then present a personal and meaningful response that realises intentions and demonstrates understanding.

Course structure

Art and Design – Textile Design - Portfolio

Students select their own topic of choice and work independently with one to one teacher tutorials to create a body of experiments and work to lead on to creating a purposeful and meaningful final piece of art

Art and Design – Textile Design – Externally Set Task

Students are given 5 different themes set by the exam board. Students will follow the same pattern as the portfolio work but working under one of the exam boards theme. The final piece of Art work is completed in 10 hours under exam conditions (spread over 3-4 days)

How it's assessed

Portfolio, non-exam assessment  worth 60%

(internally assessed and externally moderated)

How it's assessed

Externally set task, 10 hours non exam assessment worth 40%

(internally assessed and externally moderated)

Exam board specification link

Art Staff

Mrs J Smart

Faculty Leader
jsmart@avonvalleyschool.uk

Ms J Titman

Teacher of Art
jtitman@avonvalleyschool.uk

Mrs C White

Teacher of Art
cwhite@avonvalleyschool.uk

Mrs G Cranswick

Teacher of Art
gcranswick@avonvalleyschool.uk

Mrs H Francis

Faculty Technician
hfrancis@avonvalleyschool.uk