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Kilkeel High School, Knockchree Avenue, Kilkeel

Key Stage 3

Year 9- Batik cushions
Year 9- Batik cushions
 
Year 9- Batik cushions
Year 9- Batik cushions
 
Year 9- Batik cushions
Year 9- Batik cushions
 
Year 9- Batik cushions
Year 9- Batik cushions
 
Year 9- Batik cushions
Year 9- Batik cushions
 
Year 9- Batik cushions
Year 9- Batik cushions
 
Year 9- Batik cushions
Year 9- Batik cushions
 
Year 9- Batik cushions
Year 9- Batik cushions
 
Year 9- Batik cushions and Ceramic pots
Year 9- Batik cushions and Ceramic pots
 
Year 9- Batik cushions and Ceramic pots
Year 9- Batik cushions and Ceramic pots
 
Year 9- Batik cushions
Year 9- Batik cushions
 
Year 9- Batik cushions and Ceramic pots
Year 9- Batik cushions and Ceramic pots
 
Year 10- 'Favourite Place' acrylic paintings
Year 10- 'Favourite Place' acrylic paintings
 
Year 10- 'Favourite Place' acrylic paintings
Year 10- 'Favourite Place' acrylic paintings
 
Year 10- 'Favourite Place' acrylic paintings
Year 10- 'Favourite Place' acrylic paintings
 
Year 10- 'Favourite Place' acrylic paintings
Year 10- 'Favourite Place' acrylic paintings
 
Year 10- Identity Masks
Year 10- Identity Masks
 

'The fundamental aim of the art and design curriculum is to develop pupils' artistic potential and aesthetic sensitivity to the visual and tactile elements of the world in which they live'

Programme of Study, Art and Design (Northern Ireland Curriculum 1996)

The art and design Programme of Study has one attainment target, Investigating and Realising. Over the duration of Key Stages 1, 2 and 3, learning experiences in art and design should present pupils with opportunities to develop increasing aesthetic sensitivity and competence in:

  • recording observations and gathering information as a stimulus for imaginative and creative work in both two and three dimensions;
  • the creative, imaginative and selective use of a wide range of art and design tools, materials and processes (drawing and painting, printmaking, textiles, information and communications technology, modelling with malleable materials and clay; 3D construction and sculpture);
  • designing systems, artefacts or environments which will fulfil specific needs;
  • using and combining the visual elements (line, shape and space, texture, pattern, tone, form and colour);
  • describing, discussing and making informed and critical comments about their own and other people's work;
  • critically appreciate the work of local, national and international artists, designers and craft workers.

 

At Kilkeel High School throughout the course of Key Stage 3, we will give pupils the opportunity to respond to the world around them. They will be asked to develop imagination, express ideas and feelings, solve problems and became aesthetically aware. They will experience a wide variety of media including drawing, graphic media, print, textiles, ceramics, 3 dimensional work and lens based & digital media. Pupils currently work on the following:

 

YEAR 8

COLOUR

  • Learning how to mix colours through paint - Primary, Secondary and Tertiary
  • Complementary colours
  • Tints and shades
  • Acrylic painting
  • Digital art using Adobe Photoshop

SEASIDE

  • Formal elements reinforced through a series of drawings in a range of media - pencil, pen, chalk pastels, oil pastels, paint and collage
  • Research work to seek inspiration 
  • Design work to create plans for clay
  • Clay tile

 

YEAR 9

ANIMALS

  • Drawing skills - tonal pencil, coloured pencil, collage
  • Research to seek inspiration
  • Design work to develop ideas for clay and textiles
  • 3D clay pot
  • Textiles-batik cushion

PORTRAITS

  • Reinforce the formal elements through portraiture drawing 

 

YEAR 10

ALL ABOUT ME

  • Reinforce formal elements through still-life drawing of personal processions
  • Cubism - oil pastels
  • Acrylic impressionist painting - favorite landscape
  • Research to seek inspiration
  • 3D design work for clay
  • clay mask
  • work in an area of choice (choose from painting/drawing, textiles, film, animation, 3D sculpture) 

 

During Key Stage Three pupils will also have the opportunity to complete work for a range of local and national competitions. Each year we enter Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Environmental Calendar Competition, the Credit Union Art competition, KHS Anti-bullying week art competition and many others that we our presented with each year. In order to meet deadlines for these, schemes of work are on occasion put on hold for a week or two. We feel that it is important for young artists and designers to showcase their work. We have had much success within the Department. It is also a great way to promote Art and Design in the community. 

As well as the work listed above all pupils at Key Stage 3 will sit a drawing exam in January and in June. This exam will make up 30% of their overall assessment mark. The other 70% will be a cumulation of all marks awarded for classwork and homework throughout the term.