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6TH Form

Other activities COLTON HILLS COMMUNITY SCHOOL A SPECIALIST LANGUAGE COLLEGE

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Art is a popular option for 6 form students as it is offered at both AS and A2 level.riety of 2D and 3D media to produce a portfolio of work and complete examined projects set by the exam board. Due to their success at ‘A’ level, many students go on to higher education in the field of Art and design upon completion of the course.

Students are often involved in projects with outside agencies and Artists in residence are used in school to enhance the curriculum. Students have been involved in local community projects, such as the rebuilding of St Luke’s school and ‘Stirring Memories’ a photographic project resulting in a published book. Stone carving workshops, textiles and recycled sculpture projects have been led by Artists in residence for students at all Key Stages. An after-school Art club is led by a visiting Artist at Key Stage 3, and students at Key Stage 4 and 5 attend regular visits to art galleries to extend their studies.

INFORMATION FOR PARENTS 2009

ART DEPARTMENT SUBJECT LEADER Miss S J Smith

EXCELLENCE FOR ALL

Jeremy Road, Wolverhampton, WV4 5DG TEL: 01902 558420 FAX: 01902558421 coltonhillsschool@wolverhampton.gov.uk Jeremy Road, Wolverhampton, WV4 5DG


INTRODUCTION Key Stage 3 At Colton Hills students enjoy a wide range of Art, craft and design activities at all Key Stages. A specialist ceramics room, printmaking and digital photography facilities are available to broaden the curriculum. Students also work on painting, drawing and critical studies activities in order to fully cover the requirements set out in the National Curriculum.

Key Stage 4

In year 7, students are taught the formal elements of Art and also take part in a range of activities using a variety of media, such as printmaking and ceramics.

In years 8 and 9 these skills are developed further to incorporate more three-dimensional work and the use of mixed media. In addition to practical activities, students are also encouraged to reflect on their own and others’ work and express opinions about works of Art. The Art department offers both GCSE and BTEC courses for students in years 10 and 11. At GCSE, work is assessed through controlled assessment and the course culminates in a ten hour examination set by the exam board. The BTEC course offers students and insight into different aspects of Art and Design in industry and is assessed through a coursework portfolio.

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