Art & Design

 

Curriculum Intent

We aim for our young artists and designers to engage with the history and contemporary practice of creative and visual culture. They will design and make practical outcomes with connections to other artists and designers from around the world. Students will develop their enquiry through the exploration of themes and materials. They will refine their individual practice and understand their context in the wider world. We aim for students to be able to apply their knowledge to applications beyond the classroom, on the personal, commercial and professional platform of visual art. We want our students to become creative thinkers, be able to solve problems and become successful in visual presentation.

The Art and Creative Design Department offers well equipped studios, dark rooms, kitchens and the latest technology. Teachers are highly skilled specialists in their own fields and are committed to providing the highest quality teaching and learning possible. We are very proud of our Artists and Designers at Burgate. We have a very high standard of work and excellent results.

We have regular exhibitions around the school and in professional spaces and our students enter and win local and national competitions.

We have very high expectations of our students and above all expect ENTHUSIASM and DEDICATION.

Trips and visits are an essential part of our learning. We regularly visit London and Salisbury and have visited Venice and Florence.

We have a professional working relationship with Salisbury District Hospital and every year we carry out a professional brief for the design of the hospital, resulting in an exhibition of work and chosen pieces being put in permanent display.

Please follow our work of the week on Instagram @burgateartists

Every effort is made to display student work with the highlight of the year being the Creative Arts Evening which features an exhibition of Art and Design work, a fashion show and food cooked by our students. Please come along in the first week of July!

 

Curriculum Guides

GCSE Courses

 

GCSE Fine Art

Fine Art may be defined as work developed primarily to communicate aesthetic, intellectual or purely conceptual ideas and meaning, rather than to serve a practical or commercial function. For example, work could be the outcome of personal experiences, thoughts and feelings, or simply to observe and record people, places and things in new and unique ways. Fine-art work will demonstrate an understanding and application of formal elements and creative skills, including mark-making.  Read more...

GCSE 3D Design

Three-dimensional Design is concerned with the designing, prototyping, modelling or making of functional and aesthetic consumer products, interiors and architecture. Students should engage with appropriate processes, materials and construction techniques, using maquettes, models and working drawings to help take their initial ideas through to realisation.  Read more...

GCSE Textile Design

Textile Design is a versatile practice that involves the creation, selection, manipulation and application of a range of materials such as fibres, yarns and fabrics, and processes such as weaving, knitting, stitching and printing to create designs and products. Textile designers work in multi-disciplinary ways to create ideas, materials and techniques for different applications. Textile designers also play an important role in the world of fashion, theatre, performance and retail.  Read more...

GCSE Photography

Photography may be defined as the creative journey through the process of lens- and light-based media. This could include work created using film, video, digital imaging or light sensitive materials. With the developments of new affordable lens-based technologies, students should attempt to use the photographic mediums to explore and create a body of work, which develops and refines both the process and the concept.  Read more...

Hospitality and Catering

An opportunity to learn about issues related to nutrition and food safety and how they affect successful hospitality and catering operations. In this qualification, you will also develop food preparation and cooking skills as well as transferable skills of problem-solving, organisation and time management, planning and communication. Read more...

GCSE FAQ

 

How will I be assessed?

3D Design, Textile Design, Photography, Fine Art …are all assessed in the same way

Component 1:   60% Personal Portfolio
During Years 9, 10 and 11 you will build up a number of projects which will form the basis of your Personal Portfolio

Component 2:   40% Externally Set Assignment
In February of Year 11 you will be given a theme set by the exam board. This unit will form 40% of your total marks. You will work on this unit until May and then complete the final piece in exam conditions over two days. There is no written theory exam.

Food and Cookery

Units 1, 2 and 4 are internally assessed portfolios of evidence
Unit 3 is an externally assessed 2 hour written exam paper

 

What themes will I study?


Examples of themes include identity, architecture, environment, fragments and water.

Can I take two Art and Creative Design Subjects?


Yes, but we recommend you combine Photography with another Art and Design subject such as: Photography and Fine Art or Photography and Textile Design

A-Level Courses

 

A level Fine Art

Fine Art may be defined as work developed primarily to communicate aesthetic, intellectual or purely conceptual ideas and meaning, rather than to serve a practical or commercial function. For example, work could be the outcome of personal experiences, thoughts and feelings, or simply to observe and record people, places and things in new and unique ways. Fine-art work will demonstrate an understanding and application of formal elements and creative skills, including mark-making.   Read more...

A level 3D Design

Three-dimensional Design is concerned with the designing, prototyping, modelling or making of functional and aesthetic consumerproducts, interiors and architecture. Students should engage with appropriate processes, materials and construction techniques, using maquettes, models and working drawings to help take their initial ideas through to realisation.  Read more...

A level Textile Design

Textile Design is a versatile practice that involves the creation, selection, manipulation and application of a range of materials such as fibres, yarns and fabrics, and processes such as weaving, knitting, stitching and printing to create designs and products. Textile designers work in multi-disciplinary ways to create ideas, materials and techniques for different applications. Textile designers also play an important role in the world of fashion, theatre, performance and retail.

Read more...

A level Photography

Photography may be defined as the creative journey through the process of lens -and light- based media. This could include work created using film, video, digital imaging or light sensitive materials. With the developments of new affordable lens-based technologies, students should attempt to use the photographic mediums to explore and create a body of work, which develops and refines both the process and the concept.   Read more...

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