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22/04/18

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton

and are being represented in the London Marathon today! Best of luck Miss Flynn and Miss Greenland 🏃🏽‍♀️👟

17/04/18

Congratulations go to de Stafford student Max Callender on his winning entry in the Caterham Rotary Clubs annual essay writing competition, 'Prix de la Paix'. Thanks to Mr Geraint Jenkins of Caterham Rotary Club who presented Max with his certificate (pictured) https://t.co/9lhP0Rjkov

15/04/18

Looking forward to welcoming students back to school tomorrow! Don’t forget we return to a Week 1 timetable.

29/03/18

To discover some of what we've been up to this half term, you can view our latest newsletter online now:- https://t.co/vcwKUGxlLG We'd like to wish all our followers a very Happy Easter! https://t.co/mOnCWXhIR0

28/03/18

We are looking forward to seeing our Year 10 parents and carers from 4:30pm today! https://t.co/R5qhjimH7d

27/03/18

Congratulations to SAM group 8KBa who earned the most achievement points this term. You too have been rewarded with a mufti-day tomorrow (Weds). https://t.co/Iao2i0OzCy

27/03/18

Retweeted From de Stafford Jenkins Centre

Please join us on Wednesday 4-5.30pm for coffee and hot cross buns in aid of Autism Awareness week. This community event is for parents and families of children with ASD. This will be an opportunity to meet other families, share stories and look at study skills for students.

26/03/18

SAM Group 7RLR will have a Mufti Day on Wednesday (28th) for earning the most achievement points. Well done 7RLR! https://t.co/chZFN4pRTf

23/03/18

Retweeted From Jack Pepper

Great to lead a workshop with some fantastic students at today! We discussed and Franz Liszt, and went from monophony to polyphony via melody and accompaniment.... Thank you for having me!

22/03/18

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Thanks to for hosting the year 9B ⚽️ tournament. Well done to who finished 2nd!! Special mention to Zach Jennings for an absolute screamer against and well done to POMs Reece Weekes and Jack Perkins. A great team effort! https://t.co/gWuKqwLEOQ

22/03/18

The Year 11 Easter revision timetable is now available to view and download on our website:- https://t.co/v9c4TPe4az

22/03/18

A reminder that Year 9s only are invited to participate in a Mufti Day tomorrow(Friday) in exchange for a £1 donation to St Catherine's Hospice. The theme is 'Orange'.

21/03/18

We look forward to seeing our Year 7 parents/carers from 4:30pm today https://t.co/TFEgMGEdHV

20/03/18

It's the International Day of Happiness, a day to focus on the importance of relationships, kindness and helping each other.#InternationalDayofHappiness2018 https://t.co/GRw2nxc6ey

19/03/18

We are able to open as normal today. However, the car park and loop road have not been treated so please avoid driving on to the school site, if possible. Students should attend in normal school uniform but they may wear footwear appropriate for the icy conditions.

18/03/18

Clubs will hopefully continue as normal but we will assess conditions during the day and make a decision by lunchtime.

18/03/18

Light snow is forecast to fall for the rest of the evening in Caterham. We plan to open as normal in the morning but will update the website by 7am if a late start is necessary.

15/03/18

Retweeted From de Stafford School

Staff vs Students Dodgeball! Another fantastic fundraising effort from our Business Studies students for St Catherine's Hospice Five-O Project https://t.co/Ik78PKKDy8

15/03/18

Staff vs Students Dodgeball! Another fantastic fundraising effort from our Business Studies students for St Catherine's Hospice Five-O Project https://t.co/Ik78PKKDy8

15/03/18

Sadly, due to waterlogged pitches at The Beacon School the Year 8 football tournament has been cancelled today

Art & Ceramics

Head of Department: Mrs C Small.

email: cathleen.small@destafford.org.uk

Key Stage 3 Art & Ceramics

In Key Stage 3, all students study Art for two lessons per fortnight and complete a Ceramic project as part of the rotation with the DT department.

Year 7

During the first term of Year 7, students are introduced to the Formal Elements of Art and are given the opportunity to explore a wide range of artistic media. In Term 2, students explore the patterns found in Aboriginal and African Art to create a decorated papier mâché bowl. The work of the artist, architect and environmentalist Friedensreich Hundertwasser is the focus of the Summer Term. Students explore the colours and patterns used by Hundertwasser to create a poster raising awareness about an environmental issue. In Ceramics, students create tiles influenced by Islamic Art.

Year 8

In Year 8, students begin by studying Cubism. They explore the broken, fragmented imagery and multiple viewpoints utilised by the Cubists to create their own Cubist inspired pictures. In term 2, students study portraiture. They learn how to draw a correctly proportioned face and explore the work of   famous portrait artists and create a self-portrait influenced by this research. In the Summer Term, Year 8 study different lettering styles to create a 3D outcome. In Ceramics, students create vessels.

Various enrichment activities and Art competitions are also planned throughout the year.

 

Key Stage 4 Art

Year  9 & 10

Students explore a wide range of artistic media, e.g. acrylics and watercolours, oil pastels, clay, chalk pastels, ink and wash, collage, sketching pencils, printing, photography as well as studying contextual references. They create several outcomes including both 2D and 3D work.

Year 11

Students spend the Autumn Term of Year 11 preparing for their Mock Examination – a project based on the theme ‘Identity’. This is the first fully independently led Art project the students will complete in order to prepare them for the final exam.

Any work completed in Years 9 & 10 and the Autumn Term of Year 11 can form part of Unit 1: Portfolio of Work which is 60% of the students’ final grade.

Question papers are issued by AQA are given to students after the Christmas Holidays. They respond to their chosen starting point and spend the Spring Term preparing to create a final piece during the 10 hour (2 day) exam which occurs in April. This work is assessed for Unit 2: Externally Set Task and is worth 40% of the students’ final grade.

Exams and Coursework

Component 1: Portfolio - 60% of the final GCSE Grade.

A portfolio that in total shows coverage of the four assessment objectives. It must include a sustained project as well as a selection of further work undertaken during the student’s course of study.

Component 2: Externally Set Assignment - 40% of the final GCSE Grade.

Students respond to their chosen starting point from an externally set assignment paper relating to their subject title, evidencing coverage of all four assessment objectives.

Each project consists of observational drawings, studying the work of other artists and designers, creating ideas, experimenting with media and producing a final outcome.

Assessment Objectives

You will be assessed in four different areas:

AO1 Contextual Research

AO2 Development of Ideas & Experimentation with Media

AO3 Recording Observations and Ideas

AO4 Final Piece

Further Education and Careers

Studying GCSE Art and Design enables you to gain more confidence in using a wide range of art media and helps to develop your imagination and creative skills.

Post-16 Courses you could study with a GCSE in Art and Design: BTEC Art & Design, Foundation courses, AS/A2 and any other creative course e.g. carpentry, design, textiles, fashion, photography etc.

The creative industries employ approximately 2 million people. Studying Art and Design will also benefit those who are interested in any of the following careers: Artist, Animator, Fashion Designer, Furniture Designer, Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Interior Designer, Jewellery Designer, Make-up Artist, Photographer, Art Teacher etc.