KS4 Visual Arts

Year 10

KS4 pupils follow the AQA Art courses. The course structure consists of 60% coursework and 40% controlled assessment.

We aim to develop creativity to its full potential and provide pupils with a broad range of creative techniques. Pupils develop skills in a multitude of areas, working to a specific project brief.

GCSE Art and Design: Pupils explore specific briefs through recording observations relevant to intentions, experimenting with different materials and referencing critical studies. Their research will inform a final outcome that represents their artistic journey.

GCSE Fashion: Pupils explore specific briefs through recording observations relevant to intentions, experimenting with different textile techniques and fabrics to create samples and referencing critical studies. Their research will inform a final outcome that represents their artistic journey. Pupils will be introduced to the sewing machine including a range of sewing techniques.

GCSE Photography: Pupils explore specific briefs through recording observations relevant to intentions, experimenting with different photographic techniques and referencing critical studies. Their research will inform a final outcome that represents their artistic journey. Pupils will be introduced to the camera including a range of digital manipulation programmes.

Term 1 Term 2 Term 3
GCSE Art and Design:

Landscapes

GCSE Fashion:

Pop Art

GCSE Photography:

Basic Skills

Natural Environment

GCSE Art and Design:

Landscapes

GCSE Fashion:

Pop Art

GCSE Photography:

Natural Environment

GCSE Art and Design:

The Body

GCSE Art Textiles:

Alice in Wonderland

GCSE Photography:

Self

Year 11

KS4 pupils follow the AQA Art courses. The course structure consists of 60% coursework and 40% controlled assessment.

GCSE Art and Design: Pupils continue to explore specific briefs, building upon skills and techniques learnt in Year 10.

GCSE Art Textiles: Pupils continue to explore specific briefs, building upon skills and techniques learnt in Year 10.

GCSE Photography: Pupils continue to explore specific briefs, building upon skills and techniques learnt in Year 10.

Term 1 Term 2 Term 3
GCSE Art and Design:

The Body

Mock Exam

GCSE Textiles:

Alice in Wonderland

Mock Exam

GCSE Photography:

Mock Exam

GCSE Art and Design:

Examination prep and controlled assessment.

GCSE Textiles:

Examination prep and controlled assessment.

GCSE Photography:

Examination prep and controlled assessment.

GCSE Art and Design:

Examination prep and controlled assessment.

GCSE Textiles:

Examination prep and controlled assessment.

GCSE Photography:

Examination prep and controlled assessment.

 

Homework

Homework consists of a variety of differentiated tasks. These include research, artist critique, 2D and 3D project work. Homework will aid pupil learning and demonstrate pupil understanding on a regular basis.

Other Useful Information

Saatchi gallery: www.saatchionline.com

V&A Gallery: www.vam.ac.uk

Tate Gallery: www.tate.org.uk

The 62 group of Textile artists: www.62group.org.uk

5 ways I can help my son/daughter

1

Talk to them about their progress and attainment.

2

Provide basic art materials and equipment (set of art pencils, colouring pencils, watercolours, oil pastels)

3

Talk to your child about what they have been studying at school. Ask them to explain about techniques and processes as well as key concepts.

4

Visit galleries and exhibitions.

5

Encourage your child to attend extra curricular sessions.