Teachers of Art & Design
- Miss A Kitching
- Mrs S Petri
- Mrs C D Setterfield (Curriculum Leader)
- Miss L Souch
Our Vision for Art & Design
Students at SJB who study Art and Design embark on a journey of self-expression. Along the way there will be a variety of practical opportunities across a range of skill sets. Students explore, enjoy, unlock their creative potential and enhance their wellbeing. Art and Design prepares students for the creative industries and equips them with transferable skills for other pathways.
Key Stage 3
Key Stage 4
Exam Board: OCR
Portfolio: 60% Students develop their own theme from a set starting point and select their own choice of artists and designers to inspire and inform their work.
Externally Set Task: 40%
Externally Set Task Structure: Preparatory period commencing on or from 1 January (of Year 11).
Five themes each with a range of visual and written stimuli set by the exam board of which students select one as their starting point and own choice of artists to inspire and inform their work. The preparatory period concludes with 10 hours of supervised time where students produce a final outcome/s.
Link to specification:
GCSE – Art and Design (9-1) – J170-J176 (from 2016) – OCR
OCR GCSE (9-1) Art and Design J170-J176 specification – Version 1.4 (January 2020)
x5 50 minute lesson a fortnight
Students explore and are encouraged to work with a range of materials and processes including, drawing, painting, printmaking, digital media and mix media among others.
The course is very much personalised to students’ strengths. Independence is strongly promoted as students develop their own ideas and work in response to the artists and designers that they have chosen to study.