At Perryfields High School the Art Department team strive to build independent thinkers, problem solvers and creative individuals. Art inspires diverse approaches to communication and expression. We aim to provide pupils with the opportunity to explore a wide range of media for a number of purposes, ranging from answering contemporary industry style briefs to creating self portraits in the style of traditional Artists. Art can help build self belief, esteem and confidence. Art at Perryfields High School will awaken a pupil’s awareness of their visual world, help them understand how and why it changes and how they can and should contribute by making their own mark within it. We aim to give students an insight into the working world of Art and Design to ensure they appreciate the many job roles that can arise from the subject such as, graphic designers, illustrators, fashion designers and magazine layout.

The Art and Design Department consists of three full time members of staff with 3 well equipped art rooms.

Miss S Gluyas

  • Head of Art
  • Leadership +
  • BA Honours Degree in Visual Communication- Illustration
  • From September 2012 teaches: KS3, GCSE Fine Art (Year 10), AS/A2 Level, PDM, PSHEE and Art Enrichment Day activities.
  • Mariner Family

Mr R King

  • Teacher of Art
  • BA Honours Degree in Fine Art
  • From September 2012 teaches: KS3, GCSE Fine Art (Year 10 &11), AS/A2 Level, PDM, PSHEE, Art Enrichment Day activities, Year 5 & 6 Activity Days.
  • Voyager Family

Mrs F Woodhouse

  • Teacher of Art
  • BA Honours Degree in Visual Communication- Advertising
  • From September 2012 teaches: KS3, GCSE Visual Communication (Years 10 and 11)
  • PDM, PSHEE, Art Enrichment Day activities, Year 5 & 6 Activity Days
  • School Graphics project Manager
  • Mariner Family

Key Stage 3 is now delivered using GCSE assessment criteria to allow students to become confident of expectations and grading criteria. Projects are divided into four sections of, developmental work in the style of several studied Artists, experimentation with a range of mediums to create observational drawings, generating ideas for a final response(Intentions) and their final piece. Students are then given forecast grades for GCSE based on the work produced.

Year 7 Unit 1:Introduction to Art

Students begin their Art education at Perryfield’s with an introduction to fundamental key skills focussing on Drawing , Colour, Design and Mixed media. This prepares them for their GCSE style projects for the rest of Key Stage 3.

Year 7 Unit 2: Bugs (Fine Art)

Students create mechanical bugs and develop string relief tiles using insect designs and experiment with pattern. Students realise there intentions through 2D and 3D design to create an outcome in relief.

Year 8 Unit 3: Disguise/Selfie (Graphic Communication)

This project allows students to work like illustrators and editorial designers.  A brief is set to design a front cover for a new magazine entitled, DISCGUISE. Students will then follow GCSE assessment criteria to fulfil the brief.

Year 8 Unit 4: Natural Forms/Buildings (Fine Art)

This is an architectural project inspired by natural forms. Students create both 2D and 3D work in response to Gaudi’s organic structures and make reference from other natural forms and artists in mixed media developing and refining skill ‘s to create a unique  outcome that reflects the iconic structures of Gaudi.

Year 9 Unit 5: Love Food (Graphic Communication)

Students will work like real like designers from a set brief to create an advertising campaign that encourages people not to waste food. Many of the Graphic commutation GCSE questions are advertising lead.

Year 9 Unit 6: Surrealism (Fine Art)

Students will work as a fine artist using traditional materials. Student will create Surrealist inspired scenes and characters and learn how to draw in 1 point perspective.

We currently offer two programmes at Key Stage Four,

  • Fine Art GCSE
  • Graphic Communication GCSE

Graphic Communication GCSE

Pupils work on two controlled assessment based projects throughout years 10 and 11 which lead to their final Exam preparation. The final exam is externally set and pupils compile a folder of ‘prep-work’ before enduring a 10 hour exam to create a final interpretation (final piece) of their chosen Exam question.

The first project is entitled, ‘Visit Birmingham’ and requires students to work from an Industry style Brief to design a carrier bag for the cities tourist board. The bag must promote what the city has to offer and encourage visitors. The second project asks pupils to design and make a book cover for if they were to have written an autobiography.

All three projects (including the exam) are divided into four sections of, Developmental work in the style of several studied Artists, Experimentation with a range of mediums to create observational drawings, generating ideas for a final response (Intentions) and their final piece.

Fine Art GCSE

Pupils work on two controlled assessment based projects throughout years 10 and 11 which lead to their final Exam preparation. The final exam is externally set and pupils compile a folder of ‘prep-work’ before enduring a 10 hour exam to create a final interpretation (final piece) of their chosen Exam question.

The first project is ‘Futuristic Portraits’. Pupils will produce a self-portrait of what they believe the human race will look like in 2000 years. They study a range of contemporary/ traditional artists and cultural patterns. The pupils then decide if their self portrait will be machine like or have a tribal influence. For the second project pupils are set an imaginary brief in which BMAG has commissioned them to create a landscape painting which captures the spirit of Birmingham. All three projects (including the exam) are divided into sections of, observational drawings, experimentation in the style of a wide range of Artists, the refinement/development of ideas and a final piece.

Homework KS4

GCSE Pupils are required to spend 1.5 hours each week on their Art homework. This can include research tasks and set Art tasks. Due to exam board constraints pupils complete most homework within the Art department at lunch times and during after school club.

The Art A-Level course runs over two years and is split into AS Level and A2 Level.

AS YEAR ONE

Students select an exam question from previous Art and Design AS papers for their first project with support from teaching staff. For their second project the exam board provide a paper that allows students to select an appropriate question to suite their strengths, interests and skills for their final exam project.

A2 YEAR TWO

Students write their own project title to suit their strengths, interests and skills for their first A2 project and then the exam board provide a paper that allows students to select an appropriate question from for their final exam project. All projects are divided into 4 section/assessment objectives, AO1 Develop AO2 Experiment AO3 Record AO4 Response