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St Francis Xavier

Curriculum by year

Use the links below to view the Art curriculum by year.

Year 7Year 8Year 9Year 10Year 11

 

At SFX our students think like an artist because...
they use a range of evidence to analyse a situation and draw conclusions based on what they believe to be the right outcome for themselves and those around them. Students are encouraged to explore a bank of support systems and how to access them. An SFX student studying PSHE would be able to recognise signs of positives mental health and wellbeing and signpost peers to helpful places for support when necessary.

They will be able to ask relevant questions and investigate the different career routes and explore different ways to manage finances.

They will understand what makes a fair and respectful environment and think critically about how they can advocate change when it is needed.

Students listen to other viewpoints and can make connections between how different scenarios may make different people feel and show empathy and understanding to others.

 

Recent research used to inform practices in Art

  •  OFSTED subject review in Art

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    Subject pedagogy support by AQA standardization

  • Visits to Art Galleries

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    Kate Jones - Retrieval practice 

Art

Art vision

The Art Department aims to provide challenging opportunities for pupils to expand their creative and imaginative talents, through the exploration of aesthetics and expression. We have planned a structured curriculum to allow pupils to use a range of materials and techniques so that they may develop as independent, confident artists. We encourage pupils to take creative risks while pursuing their artistic ideas and developing their practical skills.

Pupils explore Art and Design from different historical and contemporary cultures and are encouraged to draw, photograph and appreciate their local environment.


Whole school visions

Use the links below to view our whole school vision and curriculum vision. 

Whole school vision Whole school curriculum vision    

 

Curriculum team

  • Mrs C Thompson - Joint Head of Art
  • Ms V Tindall - Joint Head of Art

 

KS4 courses  

  •  GCSE Art & Design: Fine Art - AQA

 

 

Enrichment opportunities

KS4

  • Students are encouraged to attend informal 'drop in' sessions to develop their GCSE portfolio at lunchtimes and after school
  • Visits include trips to Galleries such as the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and York Art Gallery.
  • Year 10 GCSE students gather visual information about the natural, architectural and historic environment on a 'sketching walk' around Richmond and Easby Abbey.
  • Workshops by local artist Ed Kluz, explore his methods of using mixed media collage and the inspiration behind his fascination with local historical buildings.

 

KS3

  • Informal ‘Drop in’ sessions at lunchtime
  • Pupils often in the Art room producing materials and artwork for extra-curricular activities such as the ECO teams’ decorations for the Christmas Fair.
  • Year 7 Craft Club with Mrs Morgan