Holy Cross is a Catholic High School established by the Catholic Community of the Chorley Deanery.
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Here at Holy Cross we have an extensive curriculum which is built around key stage 3 and key stage 4.
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One very large specialist Art room with digital white board. Fully operational kiln room for ceramic firing.
All work is marked according to National Curriculum guidelines and is awarded a grade (from 1-9) at the end of each project or unit of work. Homework contributes to each grade and is marked weekly.
Years 7-9 are taught in blocks of 8 weeks as part of a carousel of subjects. Each pupil will experience Art & Design for 8 weeks in double lessons.
Pupils will be given a target level based on their baseline assessment completed in their first lesson.
Portraits – exploring the work of Giuseppe Arcimboldo
They will produce 3-D cakes with varying materials.
The pupils have produced a stained glass window for the school.
Project – IDENTITY/POP ART exploring the work of a variety of artists including; Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, James Rosenquist and many more.
The pupils will design and make clay plates using their own personal response to Identity and the work of one or more of the Pop Artist’s style of work.
Various competitions are held. Here is the 2016 winner:
Every pupil will be assessed during the first term and entered on the course best suited to their strengths.
Course Content – Portfolio of Work and Externally Set Assignment
New Specification 2016-2018 – Grades 9 – 1
Portfolio of Work (60% of marks)
This component consists of 2 ‘units’ of work and is assessed according to the following criteria;
The portfolio is compiled during years 10 and 11 to be completed in May in year 11.
Externally Set Assignment (40% of marks)
This component begins from January of year 11. The assessment criteria are the same as the bullet pointed portfolio criteria, although the timescale given is very different as outlined below;
The controlled test is sat under strict AQA exam conditions.
The students are given task sheets containing deadlines and success criteria to help them to plan, but it is worth noting that all courses involve a substantial amount of commitment. The workload is not light.
Career opportunities- It is worth remembering that art as a subject offers a different type of learning and skill to students. It can give more academic students a break from subjects who rely heavily on remembering facts and it is essential to many careers. With new advances in technology creative skills can be useful in T.V and Media, animation, advertising, game design, engineering, architecture, hairdressing, clothes design etc.
All GCSE WORK WILL BE ON DISPLAY AT THE END OF THE COURSE AND INVITIATIONS WILL BE SENT OUT FOR ALL PARENTS/GUARDIANS TO ATTEND AND CELEBRATE THE SUCCESSES OF THEIR CHILDREN
Further information is available from Mrs Whittle
After school classes are run on Mondays – Wednesday 3.20 – 4.20 and Friday lunch time
www.artchive.com All topicswww.artyfactory.com All topics
www.henrirousseau.org Natural Environment
www.tate.org.uk Tate Gallery
www.npg.org.uk National Portrait gallery
www.warhol.org Pop Art
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