Art

The Art department is using the new vision of BSA High Performance learning (HPL) using exciting learning tools for pupils to realise and succeed in their personal mindset. They will continue to take risks, show courage and pursue a hard-working ethos within Art and Design.

The skills learned to enrich a diverse environment for students to work, raising their awareness and enabling individuals to develop and share methods and processes in the Art department.

Teaching Art in BSA we strive to succeed, encourage and support pupils artistic journey.

We want pupils to be confident in working with Abstract concepts of contemporary practice. Using the Elements and the principles of Art. Having a practice-based learning environment to inform their learning development.

As well as offering fun and energized art lessons, the department likes to organize events within the department to celebrate the great work achieved.

The student leader has the role of:

  • Promoting the Art department in School and within the community
  • Organizing  Exhibitions and Art trips
  • Attend regular meetings for future plans and ideas
  • Working on ideas for the website
  • Approachable for other students to come and discuss their ideas and Artwork
  • Announce and advertise competitions
  • Create an Art group/Club, sharing and blogging

Be part of an enthusiastic and happy team.

 A Student leader’s role in Art

  • Promoting the Art department in School and within the community
  • Organizing  Exhibitions and Art trips
  • Attend regular meetings for future plans and ideas
  • Working on ideas for the website
  • Approachable for other students to come and discuss their ideas and Artwork
  • Announce and advertise competitions
  • Create an Art group/Club, sharing and blogging

Be part of an enthusiastic and happy team

International day making Postcards of Paris

International day was a perfect example of pupils coming together to create some fantastic work. Their Postcards of Paris will be sold at the Next bizarre to raise money for charity.

Year 10, 11 and 12 Cairo trip to Mahmood Mukhtar Museum

We took students to see Artwork of two galleries where they experienced paintings and sculptures. Pupils loved to see Art live and used the inspiration from the trip to log into their sketchbooks and art work. It was really great that the experience sparked debate of what is Art.

The department offers the 2 year GCSE Art and Design course and the 2 year A level Art and Design course for the 6 Form students, both Exam boards Edexcel.

The GCSE 9-1 Art and Design course is 60% pure practical coursework, where students create a personal portfolio and a 40% Art exam which has a preparation time, followed by a ten hour Art exam in the studio space.

Students’ work must comprise supporting studies and personal response, which all  work must show evidence of all four Assessment Objectives. All work is internally set and is internally marked using the assessment grid and internally standardised.  A sample of work is externally moderated by a visiting moderator.

During the pandemic a visiting moderator does not visit the school but will verify digitally. The Art teacher has to submit all of the students work by taking photos and sending them to the moderator. The exam unit becomes a continuation of the coursework unit and will be assessed using Edexcel’s guidelines becoming a 100% coursework mark.

The A Level course, Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Advanced GCE in Art and Design consists of two components, both teacher assessed and externally moderated by Edexcel.  Incorporates three major elements: supporting studies, practical work, and a personal study.  Supporting studies and practical work will comprise a portfolio of development work and outcomes based on themes and ideas developed from personal starting points. The personal study will be evidenced through critical written communication showing contextual research and understanding in a minimum 1000 words of continuous prose, which may contain integrated images. The personal study comprises 12% of the total qualification and is marked out of 18. Work must cover all four Assessment Objectives and be marked using the assessment grid  Marks available: 90