In Art lessons students develop skills and understanding of the elements of Art and put these skills into practice through a variety of projects. The first project is the jungle; we look at composition development and observational drawing using natural forms and inspiration from the work of Henri Rousseau. We also look at colour during this project and develop an understanding of the colour wheel. We step into the timeline again and study the surrealist movement this starts by an introduction to drawing using perspective. Students combine the formal rules of perspective drawing with the development of drawing techniques by morphing an observed drawing with imaginative outcomes. The skills gained are further developed in Year 8 with a starting point of the portrait.

In Art students experience cross curricular content such as history when we look at key events that has influenced artists, also many aspects of maths when looking at ratio and perspective.

Rossington All Saints Academy values in Art

Community: Feeling safe and secure with each other so that there are no barriers in being expressive regardless of skill or discipline.

Aspirations: Looking at the work of others worldwide so that all artist and disciplines maybe discovered and expressed.

Resilience: Refining work that would normally be discarded Look for positive solutions when developing works of art,

Excellence: Confident artisans that will have the skills to inspire others and take their place within the world of visual arts.

Qualification NameExam BoardAssessment DetailsLink to Specification
Art & Design PhotographyAQA60% COURSE WORK Component 1
40% EXAM Component 2
(External Question paper issued on or after 1st January in the final year)

Possible pathways

The creative qualifications allows you to access A level and equivalent courses within the creative arts disciplines. You may wish to further your studies at university to degree level. Students wishing to pursue a career in the arts may consider being an Artist in a range of disciplines such as photography and areas that allow you to use the creative process.