Product Design and Art

Design & Technology Years 7-9

Introduction and Overview

Design and technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. They acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Pupils learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, they develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world. High-quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation.

AIMS. The national curriculum for design and technology aims to ensure that all pupils: develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook.

All will analyse the work of past and present professionals and others to develop and broaden their understanding investigate new and emerging technologies, test, evaluate and refine their ideas and products against a specification, taking into account the views of intended users and other interested groups understand developments in design and technology, its impact on individuals, society and the environment, and the responsibilities of designers, engineers and technologists.

How to support your child

We are sure that you already do many of these things to support your child but here is a useful reminder for you to refer to:

  • Encourage wider reading
  • Ask them what they have learnt today
  • Help them to structure revision for tests and assessments
  • Make good use of BBC Bitesize
  • Encourage them to look at real life Design such as Products, Architecture and Fashion.
  • Take photos and sketch interesting things you see ( look to nature for inspiration)

Web Links

www.technologystudent.com

www.design-technology.org

Art and Design Years 7-9

Introduction and Overview

  • Art and Design stimulates creativity and imagination.  It provides visual, tactile and sensory experiences and a unique way of responding to the world.
  • Students use colour, form, texture, pattern and a variety of materials and techniques.  Drawing is a strong element of both KS3 and KS4 courses.
  • Students explore the work of artists, craftspeople and designers and learn about craft and design in different times and cultures.
  • Key Stage 3 course

Year 7

  • Colour Theory:  Mixing and blending techniques, composition, Henri Rousseau
  • Mark Making Techniques: Monotone, 3D outcome, Bridget Riley
  • Impressionism: Oil pastel blending, collaborative work, Impressionist movement.

Year 8

  • Portraiture: Proportion in the face, drawing techniques, collographic plates, Chuck Close.
  • Abstract Expressionism: Composition, glass painting, Kandinsky, Delaunay, Malevich, Vasarely.
  • Cubism: Collage, mark making, Picasso, Braque.

Year 9

  • The figure, glazing techniques, End of Key stage 3 Assessment.
  • The figure: Life drawing, clay and slab building techniques, Antony Gormley, Picasso
  • Stoneware Tiles: Glazing techniques, clay, natural form, Arts and Crafts movement.

Extra curricular

  • Art club, all years
  • Church Stretton Arts Festival.

How to support your child

We are sure that you already do many of these things to support your child but here is a useful reminder for you to refer to:

  • Encourage wider reading of Artists and Craftspeople
  • Ask them what they have learnt today
  • Help them to structure homework tasks
  • Encourage the practise of drawing skills
  • Provide a range of drawing pencils (B and Darker)

Web Links

Additional Reading

  • The Art Book - Phaidon

 

Art and Design Years 10-11 

Introduction and Overview

  • Art and Design stimulates creativity and imagination.  It provides visual, tactile and sensory experiences and a unique way of responding to the world
  • Students use colour, form, texture, pattern and a variety of materials and techniques.  Drawing is a strong element of both KS3 and KS4 courses
  • Students explore the work of artists, craftspeople and designers and learn about craft and design in different times and cultures.  Our Key stage 4 course leads naturally on to AS / A2 Level and foundation courses.
  • Key stage 4 Course
  • OCR Syllabus J170 (Portfolio 60%), Externally Set Task (40%)
    The Portfolio consists of a project, theme or course of study.  It may be presented in appropriate formats for the specification title and areas of study chosen.  For example, sketchbooks, digital presentations, mounted sheets, maquettes or illustrated written work
  • Portfolio - 'Cultural Identity'

Year 10

  • Body adornment and decoration from a variety of cultures
  • Batik using traditional Indonesian methods
  • Portraiture (large scale): own photography, acrylic and oil
  • Collographic and Intaglio printmaking
  • Exploration of a range of artists and craftspeople: Including Lucian Freud, Gustav Klimt, Kathe Kollwitz

Year 11

  • Portfolio work continued: ‘Cultural Identity’.
  • Stoneware clay and slab building
  • Glass slumping
  • Mock Exam: Personal choice
  • Externally Set Task: The paper will give students a choice of five themes, each with a choice of written and/or visual starting points or stimuli.  From this paper, students are expected to choose one option for which they will generate an appropriate personal response of one or more artefacts/products/personal outcomes within a 10-hour supervised time period.

Extra Curricular

  • London Arts Trip (Residential – 2 day) - Visiting: Tate Modern, river boat trip, London Eye, backstage tour of the National Theatre, west end show, National Gallery, Covent Garden. 
  • Art Club – All years
  • After school workshops
  • Church Stretton Arts Festival
  • Gallery visits.

How to support your child

We are sure that you already do many of these things to support your child but here is a useful reminder for you to refer to:

  • Encourage wider reading of artists and craftspeople
  • Ask them what they have learnt today
  • Help them to structure homework tasks for Mock Exam and Externally Set Task.
  • Check deadlines for portfolio work.
  • Encourage the practise of drawing skills.
  • Provide a range of drawing pencils (B or darker).

Web Links

Additional Reading

  • The Art Book – Phaidon
  • Lucian Freud (The painter’s etchings) – Starr Figura
  • Klimt – Gottfried Fliedl