Wightwick Hall School

A Business & Enterprise College

Developing Life Skills through Ethical Business Education

Tinacre Hill, Compton,
Wolverhampton, WV6 8DA
Tel: 01902 761889 or 761658
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Email:
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Welcome to the Art Department

Art and design offers pupils the opportunity to develop their creativity by using a range of skills, in a wide variety of contexts. Pupils are encouraged to communicate and express their ideas and feelings through visual and other forms and to explore and share these ideas with one another. Our aim is to develop a pupilís confidence and independence and to establish a positive learning environment,that encourages pupils to progress, achieve and enjoy learning.

Traditional British Values in Art

Opportunities to develop British Values in Art can be found below:
Freedom of Speech: Opportunities to discuss viewpoints are encouraged whilst ensuring students are respectful to others.
Positive Values and Character: Values such as respect, tolerance of other opinions and positive criticism are embedded in art. An underpinning drive to develop students who are resilient, respectful, determined and respectful in Art creates a positive set of values to apply to all areas of life.
Equality and Diversity: At all times within the subject, students are encouraged to recognise an individualís strength and support their development. Students are encouraged to embrace diversity and treat all others with respect.

Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 and 9)

Interesting and stimulating topics are covered throughout each year group which enable students to experience a variety of materials, techniques, tools and processes.

ICT is often incorporated within topics to support the pupils' understanding and learning experience.

Often pupils have the opportunity to explore the school environment, building and surrounding landscape to facilitate their learning and wherever possible visits are arranged to the local art gallery.

Assessment is an integral process within all lessons. Formative assessment is established through observation, questioning and answering and the final work that pupils produce. Pupil achievement is monitored using the BSquared assessment tool, which is regularly updated to establish pupil progression and attainment levels.

Year 7 Autumn 1

Formal Elements

Spring 1

What a Performance

Summer 1

Landscapes

Autumn 2

Formal Elements

Spring 2

What a Performance

Summer 2

Surrealism

Year 8/9 Autumn 1

Take a Seat

Spring 1

Aboriginal Art

Summer 1

Sculpture

Autumn 2

Take a Seat

Spring 2

Aboriginal Art

Summer 2

Pointillism

Students may also have the opportunity to study for an Edexcel BTEC level 1 Award in Art and Design. This provides an introduction to the skills, qualities and knowledge that may be required for employment in a particular vocational sector. It also encourages pupils to work more independently and apply techniques and processes that have been learnt previously. Pupils study two units:-

Unit 1: Explore 2 Dimensions. Pupils are introduced to the many ways people working in 2D experiment with different media to find original and creative ways to create 2D work based on a theme.

Unit 6: Explore Printmaking. Pupils use and explore a variety of printmaking materials, techniques and processes to create a portfolio. Pupils practise and develop their skills through observation and experimentation.