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Visual Arts

The Visual Arts Faculty at LPGS is made up of:

  • FASHION & TEXTILES
  • FINE ART
  • PHOTOGRAPHY
  • CREATIVE MEDIA STUDIES

At Key Stage 3 all students study a broad course in Art and Design. Project work covers aspects of Fine Art, such as drawing, painting, sculpture, print making and students also work with textiles and digital media and aspects of photography.

At Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5 students elect to study particular subject areas in greater depth leading towards a more tailored experience of chosen areas of study.

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” Pablo Picasso

Statement from the Faculty

The Visual Arts are both a form of communication and a means of expressing ideas and feelings. It forms a language which complements that of literary, mathematical, scientific and factually based subjects. The Visual Arts are especially concerned with the development of those complex mental processes involved in visual perception and aesthetic experience. The Visual Arts provide opportunity for personal expression and encourages imagination, sensitivity, conceptual thinking, powers of observation, analytical abilities and fosters practical skills. The National Curriculum gives the opportunity for students’ personal development via a variety of programmes of study in The Visual Arts. Students are taught by an enthusiastic and hard-working team of highly-qualified staff, teaching groups of mixed ability, across the age range. Programmes of study at Key Stages 3/4/5 promote differentiation and target setting to meet individual needs. High quality of outcomes is consistently promoted across the department.

What we expect from our students

We want our students to:

  • Demonstrate an awareness and competence in identifying opportunities and issues which can be investigated through Visual Arts activities.
  • Record from direct observation and personal experience, perceive, understand and express concepts and feelings, to experiment and innovate imaginatively.
  • Demonstrate a greater awareness and expertise in those areas of creative thinking which can be expressed through the process of designing, making and evaluating.
  • Acquire knowledge and understanding of materials, equipment, tools, techniques to enable them to design and make quality artwork to the best of their ability of which they can be proud.
  • Develop valuable skills such as researching, recording, analysing, inventing, communicating, manipulating, constructing, resourcefulness, discriminating and evaluating which can be deployed in their work
  • Recognise that skills and knowledge, acquired through Visual Arts activities, can be applied constructively in other areas of the curriculum.
  • Acquire and apply a greater understanding and awareness of the Visual Arts and its continually developing role in society.
  • Appreciate the increasingly important contribution which the Visual Arts makes in providing growth within the economy, which accounts for increasing employment opportunities via the leisure, entertainment, heritage industries, fashion and product design and export.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the role of the Visual Arts in relation to the environment and environmental issues.
  • Develop a wider interest in Art and Design that extends into their lives beyond the school
  • Recognise the significance and value of using ICT in the Visual Arts, applying these skills in both designing and making so as to enhance quality and achievement.

Key Stage 3

At Key Stage 3 all students study a broad course in Art and Design. Project work covers aspects of Fine Art, such as Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Print making and students also work with Textiles and Digital Media and aspects of Photography.

Year 7 – Natural Forms

In Year 7 students study a project called Natural Forms for the whole academic year. The project focuses on aspects of drawing, print making, painting and elements of Textiles work. Students learn to develop sound observational drawing skills working directly from natural forms and they also develop skills in using their imagination. The project aims to also develop analytical skills and students are encouraged to reflect on the work of different Artists and the work of their peers. In the Summer term, students develop their work in aspects of Textiles, learning to use and manipulate different making techniques.

 

Year 8 – Portraiture – African Masks

In Year 8 students further develop their observational drawing skills by working on self-portrait photographs which they then learn to manipulate and distort through research into different Art movements such as Primitivism and by looking at masks produced by different African tribes. Students also learn to investigate the work of Picasso and contemporary artist Daniel Gordon to help develop their understanding of collage and montage techniques. In the Spring term, students develop their work into 3D relief mask sculpture by using ideas based on the African American artist Kimmy Cantrell. This work is further embellished in the Summer term with African style Textile weaving.

 

Year 9 – Landscape

In Year 9 the students start to develop their understanding of three-dimensional work. Drawing again underpins the project work; students develop observational drawing skills exploring different materials and techniques in addition to making more imaginative, expressive work considering mark-making skills. They research British sculptor Henry Moore to begin developing drawing work towards making a three-dimensional soap sculpture. The soap sculpture then becomes part of an assemblage in a display case with a landscape background based on the work of artist Graham Sutherland. The final display box is further worked on with woven, stitched and embroidered Textiles work.

 

Facilities

  • Three large studios for general practical work
  • 3D clay facilities and large front loading kilns
  • Two computer areas with fast running PCs all connected to Adobe CC with access to software such as Photoshop/Lightroom/Prem Pro/After Effects/In Design/Nik Software etc
  • A Photographic studio area and access to a range of high quality lighting facilities as well as DSLR and SLR cameras
  • A purpose built print making studio with printing facilities for silk screen printing, dry point and collagraph etching, block printing and various mono-printing techniques
  • A stop frame animation area and still life photography area

 

Method of Assessment

All staff are responsible for assessing their students’ work and feedback to students about their progress. The Visual Arts Department uses the following guide lines on assessment:

  • Teacher to carry out deep marking once every half term – using standard NSEAD assessment document – also using WWW/EBI
  • Teacher to offer verbal feedback to all students where possible in class time  Teacher to encourage peer marking and assessment where possible
  • Teacher to encourage self-assessment and target setting where possible – using WWW/EBI
  • Teacher to use, run and lead such assessment initiatives as gallery walks and post-it notes comments/feedback where possible

 

Contact: Mr E Fox-Joyce, Head of Visual Arts

efoxjoyce@lpgs.bromley.sch.uk

Key Stage 4: GCSE Fashion and Textiles

Description of Course

Fashion and Textiles at GCSE is vibrant and inspiring. It will bring out your best work and equip you with the skills you will need to progress and confidently continue with this and related subjects at A-level and beyond, including a realistic and exciting range of Textile and Fashion related career opportunities. The course is designed to challenge, motivate and stimulate your interest, needs and strengths in this area of the Visual Arts.

The specification has been designed to allow you to develop your knowledge and understanding during the course through a variety of learning experiences and approaches, including engagement with sources. This will allow you to develop the skills to explore, create and communicate your own ideas. You will demonstrate these skills through the development, refinement, recording, realisation and presentation of your ideas through a portfolio and by responding to an externally set assignment.

You will need to provide evidence of drawing activity and written annotation and be able to present your work effectively in a range of appropriate formats.

You will be introduced to a variety of learning experiences, which encourage the development of your skills through the use of appropriate media, processes, techniques and technologies relevant to the subject. Your work will be informed by first-hand experiences and appropriate secondary sources.

You will be encouraged to progressively develop your own strengths and interests in the subject and increasingly, follow your own lines of enquiry, for example:- 

  • the work and approaches of artists, craftspeople or designers from contemporary and/or historical contexts, periods, societies and cultures
  • contemporary and/or historical environments, situations or issues

You will be expected to demonstrate the ability to:

  • develop your ideas through investigations informed by selecting and critically analysing sources apply an understanding of relevant practices in the creative and cultural industries to your work
  • refine your ideas as work progresses through experimenting with media, materials, techniques and processes
  • record your ideas, observations, insights and independent judgements, visually and through written annotation, using appropriate specialist vocabulary, as work progresses
  • use visual language critically as appropriate to your own creative intentions and chosen area(s) of study.

 

Requirements

To be accepted on the course you will need to have a genuine curiosity, interest and passion for the subject, evidence of your hard work and commitment to date from exam results and past commitment to learning records.

 

Assessment

All work is internally assessed and externally moderated

  • Coursework: Controlled assessment 45 hours - 60%
  • Terminal exam: Supporting studies – 20 hours or 9 school weeks preparation plus timed test (10 hours) - 40%

 

Materials/Equipment

Students will be expected to have a basic textile equipment kit together with a range of drawing and painting equipment. They will also be expected to buy fabrics as appropriate for their personal coursework projects.

 

Contact: Mr E Fox Joyce, Head of Visual Arts

efoxjoyce@lpgs.bromley.sch.uk

Key Stage 4: GCSE Fine Art

Description of Course

This course concentrates particularly on the development and creative use of drawing, painting, sculpture and mixed media. The work is project based; each project will involve research and preparatory studies towards a final piece of Art work and the realisation of this work. You will explore a different theme for each project through art skills and a variety of materials and processes. You will have the opportunity to develop your own ideas and responses to each theme visually.

You will be encouraged to:

  • research and investigate themes
  • experiment with and explore different materials and techniques – both two-dimensional and three-dimensional
  • experiment through forming and developing your own ideas
  • evaluate the work of artists and designers
  • realise your creative ideas
  • visit Art galleries and museums to gather research

You will need to be well organised, resourceful, and able to sustain interest in your work over an extended period of time. An ability to keep to deadlines is also essential.

 

Requirements

To be accepted on the course you will need to have a genuine curiosity, interest and passion for the subject, evidence of your hard work and commitment to date from exam results and past commitment to learning records.

 

Assessment

All work is internally assessed and externally moderated

  • Coursework: Controlled assessment 45 hours - 60%
  • Terminal exam: Supporting studies – 20 hours or 9 school weeks preparation plus timed test (10 hours) - 40%

 

Materials/Equipment ï

  • General drawing equipment – various pencils – coloured pencils – fine liners – charcoal – oil pastels – chalk pastels – drawing pens and inks
  • Paint materials – acrylic paints – various paint brushes – watercolours
  • Students must buy an Art Pack from the Art Department with equipment needed for the course and sketchbooks. The cost of the pack is currently £35.

 

Career Opportunities

Artist – Designer (Graphics/Fashion/Textiles/Product) – Illustration – Animation – Film – Media – Education – Community Arts 

 

Contact: Mr E Fox-Joyce, Head of Visual Arts

efoxjoyce@lpgs.bromley.sch.uk

Key Stage 4: GCSE Photography

Description of Course

This course concentrates particularly on the development and creative use of digital cameras, lighting, digital software editing programmes and Photography genres. The work is project based; each project will involve research and preparatory studies towards a final piece/s of work and its realisation. You will explore a different theme for each project through learning, employing and manipulating a number of photographic processes using digital cameras and digital software editing programmes. You will have the opportunity to develop your own ideas and responses to each theme in a creative and visual way.

You will be encouraged to:

  • research and investigate themes
  • explore different aspects of the camera and how to use manual mode
  • experiment with and explore different digital software editing programmes
  • learn how to take, process and display digital photography using new creative digital technologies
  • experiment through forming and developing your own ideas
  • evaluate the work of Photographers and Artists
  • realise your creative ideas as finished photographs

 

Requirements

You will need to be well organised, resourceful, and able to sustain an interest in your work over an extended period of time. An ability to keep to set deadlines is also essential.

 

Assessment

All work is internally assessed and externally moderated

  • Coursework: Controlled assessment 45 hours - 60%
  • Terminal exam: Supporting studies – 20 hours or 9 school weeks preparation plus timed test (10 hours) - 40%

 

Materials/Equipment

In the department we have DSLR cameras which students are able to use at LPGS in order to carry out set work. However, we do encourage students to buy their own DSLR cameras as they progress through the course from Year 10 into Year 11 (these cameras are expensive). In addition to using DSLR cameras we do also use, at times, smaller compact digital cameras and phone cameras.

All students MUST use a sketchbook in order to record and document their progress and outcomes; this comes in the pack as outlined below. All students MUST buy an external memory stick 16 GB or more; this is essential for students to store their digital work and make use of software such as Adobe Lightroom. As the course progresses we do encourage students to buy an even larger external hard drive, 1TB, as they begin to work with very large image files on a regular basis. Students must buy a photo pack from the department with basic equipment needed for the course including sketchbooks to record with. The cost of the pack is currently £25.

In order to run this course we do ask for voluntary contributions that help cover the running costs of equipment and software used; this cost reflects the high quality finishing products they use. This is approximately £100 and will be spread over the 2 year course; approximately £15 per term.

 

Career Opportunities

Professional Photographer – Photo Journalism – Animation – Film – Graphic Design – Media – Artist - Photography is also a useful tool to support other subjects eg Marine Biology, Illustration and Advertising

 

Contact: Mr E Fox Joyce, Head of Visual Arts

efoxjoyce@lpgs.bromley.sch.uk

Key Stage 5: A Level Fashion and Textiles (EDEXCEL)

Description of Course

We offer a Fashion and Textiles A-Level, 2 Year course which includes aspects of researching, drawing, designing, experimenting with materials and techniques and making final garments/products, and leads to the full A-Level qualification.

You undertake an in depth study of: researching, drawing, designing, experimenting with materials and techniques and making final garments/products. You are encouraged to analyse made and natural forms and structures in order to develop use of visual imagery and powers of personal expression. Development of critical awareness is central to the course, and visits are made to galleries and exhibitions to broaden your knowledge of contemporary Fashion, Textiles, Craft and Design as well as that from the past and from other cultures. You keep a sketch book/journal throughout the course. In Year 12 students are encourage to join our programme of evening life drawing classes in order to help develop fundamental drawing skills.

 

Year 12

You study units of practical coursework. The first unit is teacher led and introduces you to different skills, materials and processes which we have at LPGS. The second unit of coursework aims to build on your developing skills but the work is much more independent and self-directed, aiding you to build and develop your own portfolio of work. Alongside the second practical unit of coursework you also begin to work on a written assignment which is based on your investigations into Fashion and Textiles practice. The second unit of practical work and the written assignment continue into the Autumn term in Year 13.

Year 13

You continue the second unit of practical work and the written assignment, started in Year 12, during the Autumn term. After Christmas you begin work on the externally set assignment. You have approx. 14 weeks to research and prepare work for a final three day examination in which you make your final outcome in response to a set brief.

 

Skills Required and Explored

An awareness of the elements of Textile Design such as, shape, line, colour, texture, pattern etc. A strong interest in the visual world and the ability to use and manipulate different materials, processes and techniques. You will need a willingness to research and develop ideas through observational drawing in addition to the ability to work to deadlines, requiring a high level of motivation. You will also be required to produce in-depth written analysis and research into the work of Artists and Designers. You will develop your awareness and use of a variety of Textile methods such as, fabric printing, laser cutting, various methods of applying colour, fabric construction, stitching, applique, embroidery etc.

 

Facilities

  • 2 large studios for general practical work – fully equipped with sewing machines – hot presses – specialist Textiles equipment – computers for research work – Photoshop and 2D Design Tools
  • Access to 2 computer areas with fast running PCs all connected to Adobe CC with access to software such as Photoshop/Lightroom/Prem Pro/After Effects/In Design/Nik Software etc
  • A Photographic studio area and access to a range of high quality lighting facilities as well as DSLR and SLR cameras
  • A purpose built print making studio with printing facilities for silk screen printing, dry point and collagraph etching, block printing and various mono-printing techniques

 

Trips

We make trips out to different galleries, museums and locations to help develop understanding and awareness of others’ work and to gather resources for developing practical work. Places of interest include:

  • Tate Modern and Tate Britain (we are members of Tate and we hold free exhibition passes which our students are able to use during the academic year)
  • The Victoria and Albert Museum
  • The Design Museum

 

Further Education

Over the years we have developed close links with various colleges and universities in order to aid students progressing from A-Level to Foundation course and onto degree level. We have a Programme of Development developed with both UCA and UAL centres. Guest speakers come to LPGS to discuss future course and careers within the Arts and we also make trips out to FE centres such as Epsom Arts University to give our students a taste of further education.

 

Entry Qualifications

Grade 6 in GCSE Textiles and/or Fine Art. We have found that students who do not have Grade 6 in GCSE Textiles and/or Fine Art have been at a disadvantage.

 

Method of Assessment

All work is assessed internally and externally moderated by the examination board

  Component Weighting Method of Assessment
Y12

Unit 1: Coursework

Practical work

 
  • Internally set
  • Internally marked
  • Externally moderated
 

Unit 2: Coursework

Practical work personal Study

  Internally set Internally marked Externally moderated
Y13

Unit 2 (continued):

Coursework

Practical work personal study

60%
  • Internally set
  • Internally marked
  • Externally moderated
  Unit 3: Externally set assignment 40%
  • Externally set
  • Internally marked
  • Externally moderated

 

Contact Mr E Fox Joyce, Head of Visual Arts

efj@lpgs.bromley.sch.uk

 

Educational Progression and Career Opportunities

This qualification demonstrates initiative, an enquiring mind, determination, and a sense of responsibility for making decisions and taking action. It can also provide excellent preparation for anyone who is seriously considering a career in any aspect of art and design and manufacturing. This would include Fashion and Textiles, Costume Design, Visual Communication, Fashion Marketing, Architecture, Product Design, Graphics, Theatre and Film as well as Engineering, Management and Education. The department has had past success where students who have studied this course gained places at several prestigious universities for both Foundation and Degree level courses in a range of creative, fashion related subjects.

Key Stage 5: A Level Fine Art (EDEXCEL)

Description of Course

We offer a Fine Art A-Level, 2 Year course which includes 2D and 3D work in drawing, painting, mixed media and print making and leads to the full A-Level qualification.

You undertake an in depth study of: drawing, painting, print making, mixed media and sculpture. You are encouraged to analyse made and natural forms and structures in order to develop use of visual imagery and powers of personal expression. Development of critical awareness is central to the course, and visits are made to galleries and exhibitions to broaden your knowledge of contemporary Art, Craft and Design as well as that from the past and from other cultures. You keep a sketch book/journal throughout the course. In Year 12 students are encourage to join our programme of evening life drawing classes in order to help develop fundamental drawing skills.

 

Year 12

You study units of practical coursework. The first unit is teacher led and introduces you to different skills, materials and processes which we have at LPGS. The second unit of coursework aims to build on your developing skills but the work is much more independent and self-directed, aiding you to build and develop your own portfolio of work. Alongside the second practical unit of coursework you also begin to work on a written assignment which is based on your investigations into Art practice. The second unit of practical work and the written assignment continue into the Autumn term in Year 13.

Year 13

You continue the second unit of practical work and the written assignment, started in Year 12, during the Autumn term. After Christmas you begin work on the externally set assignment. You have approx. 14 weeks to research and prepare work for a final three day examination in which you make your final outcome in response to a set brief.

 

Skills Required and Explored

A strong interest in the visual world, in drawing, painting, sculpture and in using and manipulating different materials, processes and techniques. You will need a willingness to research and develop ideas through observational drawing in addition to the ability to work to deadlines, requiring a high level of motivation. You will also be required to produce in-depth written analysis and research into the work of Artists and Designers.

 

Facilities

  • 2 large studios for general practical work and for life drawing classes
  • 1 large Foyer area for making large drawing and painting work
  • 3D clay facilities and large front loading kilns
  • 2 computer areas with fast running PCs all connected to Adobe CC with access to software such as Photoshop/Lightroom/Prem Pro/After Effects/In Design/Nik Software etc
  • A Photographic studio area and access to a range of high quality lighting facilities as well as DSLR and SLR cameras
  • Access to 2 darkrooms for traditional analogue photography
  • A purpose built print making studio with printing facilities for silk screen printing, dry point and collagraph etching, block printing and various mono-printing techniques
  • A stop frame animation area and still life photography area

 

Trips

We make trips out to different galleries, museums and locations to help develop understanding and awareness of others’ Art work and to gather resources for developing practical work. Places of interest include:

Tate Modern and Tate Britain (we are members of Tate and we hold free exhibition passes which our students are able to use during the academic year)

  • Saatchi Gallery
  • National Gallery
  • National Portrait Gallery 
  • Hayward Gallery
  • The Royal Academy

 

Further Education

Over the years we have developed close links with various colleges and universities in order to aid students progressing from A-Level to Foundation course and onto degree level. We have a Programme of Development developed with both UCA and UAL centres. Guest speakers come to LPGS to discuss future course and careers within the Arts and we also make trips out to FE centres such as Epsom Arts University to give our students a taste of further education.

 

Entry Qualifications

Grade 6 in GCSE Art and Design. We have found that students who do not have GCSE Art and Design have been at a disadvantage.

 

Method of Assessment

All work is assessed internally and externally moderated by the examination board.

 

  Component Weighting Method of Assessment
Y12

Unit 1: Coursework

Practical work

 
  • Internally set
  • Internally marked
  • Externally moderated
 

Unit 2: Coursework

Practical work personal Study

  Internally set Internally marked Externally moderated
Y13

Unit 2 (continued):

Coursework

Practical work personal study

60%
  • Internally set
  • Internally marked
  • Externally moderated
  Unit 3: Externally set assignment 40%
  • Externally set
  • Internally marked
  • Externally moderated

 

Contact Name Mr E Fox Joyce, Head of Visual Arts

efj@lpgs.bromley.sch.uk

 

Educational Progression and Career Opportunities

Fine Art, Textiles, Fashion, Accessories, Jewellery, Computer Graphics, Packaging, Illustration, Photography, Film TV Video, Animation, Theatre, Make Up, Special Effects, Architecture, Landscape, Interior Exhibition, Transport, Product, Glass, Ceramics, Precious Metals, Conservation, Restoration, Exhibition Museum and Gallery Work, Teaching, Art Therapy, Community Arts, Art/Design/Culture/Media, Historian or Journalism.

Key Stage 5: A Level Photography (EDEXCEL)

Description of Course

We offer a Photography A-Level, 2 Year course which includes both traditional analogue Photographic techniques with more contemporary digital techniques, and leads to the full A-Level qualification.

You undertake an in depth study of: traditional analogue Photographic techniques such as, Lumen Printing, Cliché Verre, Pin-hole, Cyanotype etc, combined with digital processes using software such as Photoshop, Lightroom and Nik Software. You learn how to use and manipulate both DSLR cameras and traditional SLR 35mm and medium format cameras, alongside new mobile apps and mobile technologies. You are encouraged to analyse how images are made and for what purposes they are made. Development of critical awareness is central to the course, and visits are made to galleries and exhibitions to broaden your knowledge of contemporary Photography and Art as well as that from the past and from other cultures. You keep a sketch book/journal throughout the course.

 

Year 12

You study units of practical coursework. The first unit is teacher led and introduces you to different skills, materials and processes which we have at LPGS. The second unit of coursework aims to build on your developing skills but the work is much more independent and self-directed, aiding you to build and develop your own portfolio of work. Alongside the second practical unit of coursework you also begin to work on a written assignment which is based on your investigations into Photographic practice. The second unit of practical work and the written assignment continue into the Autumn term in Year 13.

Year 13

You continue the second unit of practical work and the written assignment, started in Year 12, during the Autumn term. After Christmas you begin work on the externally set assignment. You have approximately 14 weeks to research and prepare work for a final three day examination in which you make your final outcome in response to a set brief.

 

Skills Required and Explored

A strong interest in the visual world, in both aspects of traditional analogue Photography and Digital Photography and in using and manipulating different equipment, materials, processes and techniques. You will need a willingness to research and develop ideas through making your own photographic responses using various processes and techniques, in addition to the ability to work to deadlines, requiring a high level of motivation. You will also be required to produce in-depth written analysis and research into the work of Photographers/Artists.

 

Facilities

  • 2 computer areas with fast running PCs all connected to Adobe CC with access to software such as Photoshop/Lightroom/Prem Pro/After Effects/In Design/Nik Software etc
  • A Photographic studio area and access to a range of high quality lighting facilities as well as DSLR and SLR cameras
  • Access to 2 darkrooms for traditional analogue photography
  • A stop frame animation area and still life photography area

 

Trips

We make trips out to different galleries, museums and locations to help develop understanding and awareness of others’ Photographic work and to gather resources for developing practical work. Places of interest include:

Tate Modern and Tate Britain (we are members of Tate and we hold free exhibition passes which our students are able to use during the academic year)

  • The Photographers’ Gallery
  • Hastings
  • Saatchi Gallery
  • National Gallery
  • National Portrait Gallery
  • Hayward Gallery
  • The Royal Academy

 

Further Education

Over the years we have developed close links with various colleges and universities in order to aid students progressing from A-Level to Foundation course and onto degree level. We have a Programme of Development developed with both UCA and UAL centres. Guest speakers come to LPGS to discuss future course and careers within the Arts and we also make trips out to FE centres such as Epsom Arts University to give our students a taste of further education.

 

Entry Qualifications

Grade 6 in GCSE Art and Design or Design Technology

 

Method of Assessment

All work is assessed internally and externally moderated by the examination board.

 

  Component Weighting Method of Assessment
Y12

Unit 1: Coursework

Practical work

 
  • Internally set
  • Internally marked
  • Externally moderated
 

Unit 2: Coursework

Practical work personal Study

  Internally set Internally marked Externally moderated
Y13

Unit 2 (continued):

Coursework

Practical work personal study

60%
  • Internally set
  • Internally marked
  • Externally moderated
  Unit 3: Externally set assignment 40%
  • Externally set
  • Internally marked
  • Externally moderated

 

Contact Name Mr E Fox Joyce, Head of Visual Arts

efj@lpgs.bromley.sch.uk

 

Educational Progression and Career Opportunities

Photography, Film TV Video, Animation, Fine Art, Textiles, Fashion, Accessories, Jewellery, Computer Graphics, Packaging, Illustration, Theatre, Make Up, Special Effects, Architecture, Landscape, Interior Exhibition, Transport, Product, Glass, Ceramics, Precious Metals, Conservation, Restoration, Exhibition Museum and Gallery Work, Teaching, Art Therapy, Community Arts, Art/Design/Culture/Media, Historian or Journalism.

Key Stage 5: BTEC Art and Design (EDEXCEL)

Level of Study:

We offer 3 tiers of the Art and Design course

  • EXTENDED DIPLOMA 13 Units (equivalent to 3 A-Levels)
  • BTEC DIPLOMA  (equivalent to 2 A-Levels)
  • BTEC CERTIFICATE (equivalent to 1 A-Level)

 

Description of Course

The course is designed to be adaptable to your needs, interests and career aspirations: it consists of seven compulsory core units which give learners an introduction to Ideas and Concepts in Art and Design, Communicating through Art and Design, Contextual Influences, Materials and Techniques and Visual Recording. You will study six optional units which provide further opportunities for you to develop your own portfolio of Art work, such areas as, Graphic Design, Photography, Textiles and aspects of Film and Animation.

The course provides a vocational alternative to the traditional A-Level Fine Art course. We recommend that you choose this option if you are significantly better at coursework than examinations and if you do not intend to study any other A-Level courses and wish to build a rich portfolio of Art work in preparation for interviews for further education and or job applications within the Arts industries.

 

Skills Required and Explored

A commitment to hard work; the ability to undertake independent research, meet deadlines and work as part of a team. A strong interest in the visual world, in drawing, painting, sculpture and in using and manipulating different materials, processes and techniques. You will need a willingness to research and develop ideas through observational drawing in addition to the ability to work to deadlines, requiring a high level of motivation. You will also be required to produce in-depth written analysis and research into the work of Artists and Designers.

 

Facilities ï

  • 1 studio for general practical work – this is dedicated just to BTEC Art and Design students ï‚·
  • 1 large Foyer area for making large drawing and painting work
  • 3D clay facilities and large front loading kilns
  • 2 computer areas with fast running PCs all connected to Adobe CC with access to software such as Photoshop/Lightroom/Prem Pro/After Effects/In Design/Nik Software etc
  • A Photographic studio area and access to a range of high quality lighting facilities as well as DSLR and SLR cameras
  • Access to 2 darkrooms for traditional analogue photography
  • A purpose built print making studio with printing facilities for silk screen printing, dry point and collagraph etching, block printing and various mono-printing techniques
  • A stop frame animation area and still life photography area

 

Trips

We make trips out to different galleries, museums and locations to help develop understanding and awareness of others’ Art work and to gather resources for developing practical work. Places of interest include: 

Tate Modern and Tate Britain (we are members of Tate and we hold free exhibition passes which our students are able to use during the academic year) 

  • Saatchi Gallery 
  • National Gallery 
  • National Portrait Gallery 
  • Hayward Gallery 
  • The Royal Academy

 

Further Education

Over the years we have developed close links with various colleges and universities in order to aid students progressing from BTEC to Foundation courses and onto degree level. We have a Programme of Development developed with both UCA and UAL centres. Guest speakers come to LPGS to discuss future course and careers within the Arts and we also make trips out to FE centres such as Epsom Arts University to give our students a taste of further education.

 

Entry Qualifications

At least 5 GCSE passes at Grade 4 or above including English, Maths and Art; if this does not include both English and Mathematics, you must enrol on the relevant GCSE retake course.

 

Method of Assessment

Assessment of all units is through assignments which cover the grading criteria for the unit. A variety of assessment methods will be used including coursework, witness statements, presentations and developing and exhibiting your own work. The assignments will be based on realistic scenarios for learners to apply their knowledge and make maximum use of practical activities, with some units externally set and externally assessed.

 

Contact Name: Mr E Fox Joyce, Head of Visual Arts

efoxjoyce@lpgs.bromley.sch.uk

 

Educational Progression and Career Opportunities

Fine Art, Textiles, Fashion, Accessories, Jewellery, Computer Graphics, Packaging, Illustration, Photography, Film TV Video, Animation, Theatre, Make Up, Special Effects, Architecture, Landscape, Interior Exhibition, Transport, Product, Glass, Ceramics, Precious Metals, Conservation, Restoration, Exhibition Museum and Gallery Work, Teaching, Art Therapy, Community Arts, Art/Design/Culture/Media, Historian or Journalism.

The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art and Design will allow you to:- 

  • Take a degree or foundation course in an Art related subject 
  • Enter into employment 
  • Go on to further training

Key Stage 5: BTEC Creative Digital Media - Film and Television production (EDEXCEL)

Level of Study

Level 3 10 Units (equivalent to 2 A-Levels)

 

Description of Course

The BTEC Diploma in Creative Digital Media – Film and Television Production is a 10 Unit course equivalent to 2 A-Levels. The course is designed to be adaptable to your needs, interests and career aspirations: it consists of four compulsory core units which give learners an introduction to Ideas and Concepts in Film and Television production.

You will study six optional units which provide further opportunities for you to develop your own portfolio of work, such areas as, script writing, studio lighting, animation, storyboarding, film editing. The course provides a vocational alternative to traditional A-Level courses, enabling students to experience real working situations. We recommend that you choose this option if you are significantly better at coursework than examinations and wish to build a rich portfolio of work in preparation for interviews for further education and or job applications within the Film and television industries. This course would work well with an A-Level such as Media Studies, Photography, English.

 

Skills Required and Explored

A commitment to hard work; the ability to undertake independent research, meet deadlines and work as part of a team. A strong interest in the visual world is essential and an interest in using and manipulating hardware such as cameras and lighting and the use of digital software such as Adobe CC to generate personal and collaborative outcomes. You will need a willingness to research and develop ideas and show the ability to work to deadlines, requiring a high level of motivation. You will also be required to produce in-depth written analysis and research into the work of Film makers, animators etc.

 

Facilities 

  • 2 computer areas with fast running PCs all connected to Adobe CC with access to software such as Photoshop/Lightroom/Prem Pro/After Effects/In Design/Nik Software etc – all students have access to this software both in school and at home 
  • A Photographic studio area and access to a range of high quality lighting facilities as well as DSLR and SLR cameras 
  • A stop frame animation area and still life photography area

 

Trips

We make trips out to different galleries museums and locations to help develop understanding and awareness of others’ Art work and to gather resources for developing practical work. Places of interest include: 

  • Tate Modern and Tate Britain (we are members of Tate and we hold free exhibition passes which our students are able to use during the academic year) 
  • Saatchi Gallery 
  • National Gallery 
  • National Portrait Gallery 
  • Hayward Gallery 
  • The Royal Academy 
  • BFI

 

Further Education

Over the years we have developed close links with various colleges and universities in order to aid students progressing from BTEC to Foundation courses and onto degree level. We have a programme of development developed with both UCA and UAL centres. Guest speakers come to LPGS to discuss future course and careers within the Arts and we also make trips out to FE centres such as Epsom Arts University to give our students a taste of further education.

 

Entry Qualifications

At least 5 GCSE passes at Grade 4 or above including English, Maths and Art; if this does not include both English and Mathematics, you must enrol on the relevant GCSE retake course.

 

Method of Assessment

Assessment of all units is through assignments which cover the grading criteria for the unit. A variety of assessment methods will be used including coursework, witness statements, presentations and developing and exhibiting your own work. The assignments will be based on realistic scenarios for learners to apply their knowledge and make maximum use of practical activities, with some units externally set and externally assessed.

 

 

Contact Name Mr J MacDonnell, Head of Media 

jsm@lpgs.bromley.sch.uk

 

Educational Progression and Career Opportunities

Photography, Film TV Video, Animation, Theatre, Make Up, Special Effects

The BTEC Level 3 Diploma inCreative Digital Media – Film and Television Production will allow you to:- 

  • Take a degree or foundation course in a related Media/Film/Arts subject 
  • Enter into employment 
  • Go on to further training
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