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What will you learn in KS4 - Year 10 and 11

Schemes of Work

 

GCSE Art, Craft and Design
Unit 1 – Coursework 60%
Unit 2 – Exam 40% (10 hours)

Examination Structure:
An examination paper is given out at least 6 weeks in advance to enable students to prepare. The practical exam lasts 10 hours (2 school days) and is worth 40% of their entire grade.
They will also sit a mock exam in year 11 which will feed back into their coursework portfolio, so they will have four projects in total.
What will you be assessed on?

•    AO1 – Developing ideas through investigations, informed by contextual and other sources, demonstrating analytical and cultural understanding.
•    A02 – Refine their ideas through experimenting and selecting appropriate resources, media, materials, techniques and processes.
•    A03 – Record ideas and observations, relevant to your ideas in visual and other forms.
•    A04 – Present a personal, meaningful and informed response. Demonstrating analytical and critical understanding, realising an idea and making connections between your visual, written, oral and or other elements.

Scheme of Work – Year 10



Scheme of Work – Year 11


 

What will you learn in KS5

Schemes of Work

Year 12 and 13 Art, Craft and Design Assessment Criteria

AO1: Develop their ideas through
focused investigations informed by artists and other
sources, demonstrating analytical and critical
understanding.

AO2: Experiment with and select appropriate
resources, media, materials, techniques and
processes, reviewing and refining their ideas as their
work develops.

AO3 Record in visual and/or other forms ideas,
observations and insights relevant to intentions,
demonstrating an ability to reflect on work and
progress.

AO4: Present a personal, informed and
meaningful response demonstrating critical
understanding, realising intentions and, where
appropriate, making connections between visual,
oral or other elements.
Year 12 Unit 1 – Coursework 60%
Year 12 Unit 2 – Exam 40%

Unit 1

Written element; 1000 – 3000 words. Students are expected to research, analyse, review and evaluate their work as it develops.
year 12 students embark on a diagnostic course consisting of six sections;
-    Composition and Photography
-     Still Life and Vanitas
-     Interiors and Perspective
-     Textures and Sculpture
       -       Portraits and People
This is so that students are able to explore a wide range of artists, experiment with a range of materials and learn to work in a variety of styles. After reviewing the most successful elements from the diagnostic section, students develop individual ideas based on an internally set title and produce this within their mock exam time.

Unit 2

In February, students receive an externally set title for their exam. They have approximately 12 weeks to prepare and 8 hours to produce a final piece.
Year 13 Unit 1 – Coursework 60%
Year 13 Unit 2 – Exam 40%

Unit 3

Written element; 1000 – 3000 words. Students are expected to research, analyse, review and evaluate their work as it develops.
In year 13 students follow their own ‘Individual Practical Work Title’. Students decide on themes which they are interested in pursuing and develop their own ideas based on influences from a variety of artists, cultures and concepts.
Unit 4
In February, students receive an externally set title for their exam. They have approximately 12 weeks to prepare and 12 hours to produce a final piece.

Trips

There are two trips which run in year 12 and two in year 13 so that pupils are given the opportunity of collecting primary research for their coursework and their exam title. Students are also expected to make independent visits to galleries, museums and exhibitions in order to extend their own personal projects.

 

LOXFORD A2 AND AS ART EXHIBITION 2012 GALLERY

The A level exhibition had a very diverse range of work this year including some amazing painting and mixed media work, there were also several very interesting installations including a 3-D artists studio, a William Morris pop up door, and several pieces that explored mortality and vanity. The exhibition was very well attended and students brought their families in to see their work. The Art Department would like to thank the students for their hard work this year, and wish every success to those who are leaving us for university.