KS5 Visual Arts

Year 12

A Level Fine Art:  Students will be given a specific project brief to investigate. They are encouraged to independently study and include a range of critical references to inform their practical studies. Emphasis is placed on students reflecting on their findings, and how these inform the next steps of their artistic journey. Throughout the year students are introduced to a wide variety of 2D and 3D art forms to increase their knowledge and creative skills. Students will end the year with a controlled assessment.

BTEC Photography: Students will begin the year by exploring the theme of ‘Environment’ and then ‘Light’. The principle style of learning for this course will be through practical studio based tasks and creative experience. They will be introduced to the SLR camera in manual mode, basic dark room techniques and basic manipulation of images using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Students are expected to present their research and work in a formal and professional manner.

BTEC Fashion: Students are introduced to a range of techniques designed to develop their practical skills. They will explore surface pattern using a variety of materials as well as pattern drafting and construction methods. Students will take inspiration from a range of designers to inform their studies. Students will go on to research 1960’s fashion. They will use their research to design and make a dress. Students will also develop skills in visual merchandising and fashion styling.

Term 1 Term 2 Term 3
A Level Fine Art:

Unit 1: Materials and Surfaces

Unit 1: Response to a project brief

 

BTEC Photography:

Units 1-4 (mandatory units)

Unit 33: Lens based Image making

 

 

BTEC Fashion:

Units 1-4 (mandatory units)

Unit 128 – Garment Production

A Level Art:

Unit 1: Response to a project brief

 

BTEC Photography:

Units 1-4 (mandatory units)

Unit 33: Lens based Image making

 

BTEC Fashion:

Units 1-4 (mandatory units)

Unit 128 – Garment Production

A Level Fine Art:

Unit 1: Response to a project brief

 

BTEC Photography: Units 1-4 (mandatory units)

Unit 33: Lens based Image making

BTEC Fashion:

Units 1-4 (mandatory units)

Unit 128 – Garment Production

Year 13

A Level Fine Art: Pupils will complete a personal study unit in which they will explore ideas and concepts that are of particular interest. They are encouraged to explore a variety of artistic pathways, study a wide variety of artists and push their creative boundaries through a variety of media. Pupils are reflective and continuously review their artistic journey in order to inform future ideas. In term 3 pupils will focus on completing their controlled assessment.

BTEC Photography: Pupils continue with the theme ‘Capture’. They study advanced alternative darkroom techniques as well using advanced methods of manipulation of their images through Adobe Photoshop. All work completed is exhibited and presented in a portfolio of work.

BTEC Fashion: Pupils continue to develop their practical skills. They will also learn how to promote themselves as artists and work towards a final collection, which will be showcased at a fashion event.

Term 1 Term 2 Term 3
A Level Fine Art:

Unit 3: Personal Study 

 

BTEC Photography:

Units 1-4 (mandatory units)

Unit 33: Lens based Image making

Unit 10 – Professional Practice and Portfolio Development. 

BTEC Fashion and Clothing:

Unit 1- 4 (mandatory units)

Unit 16 – Promoting Art and Design Work

A Level Fine Art:

Unit 3: Personal Study

 

BTEC Photography:

Units 1-4 (mandatory units)

Unit 10 – Professional Practice and Portfolio Development. 

 

 

BTEC Fashion and Clothing:

Unit 1- 4 (mandatory units)

Unit 16 – Promoting Art and Design Work

A Level Fine Art:

Unit 4: Controlled Assessment

BTEC Photography:

Units 1-4 (mandatory units)

Unit 10 – Professional Practice and Portfolio Development. 

 

 

BTEC Fashion and Clothing:

Unit 1- 4 (mandatory units)

Unit 16 – Promoting Art and Design Work

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.