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Art and design

Art is a fantastic and fascinating subject. It is another way in which we can communicate to others. Just the process of thinking in a creative way, designing and making ideas come to life, makes it exciting to teach and for students to learn. Art is also a window into different worlds; through artwork we can learn about different times, cultures and places.

ART CURRICULUM INFORMATION FOR YEARS 7-11

Year

Term

Units of Work

Assessments

 7

Autumn

Art Box

Observational Drawing with evaluation

 

Spring

Bug Life

Observational Drawing with evaluation

 

Summer

Art Movements

Observational Drawing with evaluation

 8

Autumn

Pop Art 

Observational Drawing with evaluation

 

Spring

Birds

Observational Drawing with evaluation

 

Summer

Day of the Dead

Observational Drawing with evaluation

 9

Autumn

Formal Elements

Observational Drawing with evaluation

 

Spring

Food

Observational Drawing with evaluation

 

Summer

Natural Form

Observational Drawing with evaluation

 10

Autumn

Food

Observational Drawing

 

Spring

Food

All Four Assessment Objectives

 

Summer

Human Figure

Observational Drawing

 11

Autumn

Student Lead Theme

All four Assessment Objectives

 

Spring

Externally Set Exam

All four Assessment Objectives

GCSE COURSE INFORMATION

Qualification & Board

AQA GCSE Art and Design 

Course Content (for A level, how this follows on from GCSE)

Component 1: Portfolio

Each student presents a portfolio of work, including:

1) A sustained project developed in response to a theme, evidencing the journey from initial engagement with an idea(s) to the realisation of intentions. This will give students the opportunity to demonstrate, through an extended creative response, their ability to draw together different areas of knowledge, skills and/or understanding from across their course of study.

2) A selection of further work resulting from activities such as skills-based workshops; mini and/or foundation projects; responses to gallery, museum or site visits and independent study.

Component 2: Externally set assignment

AQA will provide a separate externally set assignment for each title, each with seven different starting points. Students must select and respond to one starting point from their chosen title.

The externally set assignment provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate, through an extended creative response, their ability to draw together different areas of knowledge, skills and/or understanding in response to their selected starting point.

The extended creative response must explicitly evidence students’ ability to draw together different areas of knowledge, skill and/or understanding from initial engagement with their selected starting point through to their realisation of intentions in the 10 hours of supervised time.

Students must ensure that the total submission for Component 2 evidences coverage of all four assessment objectives and evidence of drawing activity and written annotation.

Potential Career paths

A Level Art based subjects

Assessments (incl. field work / assessed practical)

Component 1: Portfolio 60%

Component 2: External Set Assessment 40% (Portfolio of work plus 10 hour exam)

Each Assessment Objective is marked out of 24, Total available marks 96

Assessment Objective 1: Develop ideas through investigations informed by contextual and other sources demonstrating analytical and cultural understanding.

Assessment Objective 2: Refined ideas through experimenting and selecting appropriate resources, media, materials, techniques and processes.

Assessment Objective 3: Record ideas, observations and insights relevant to the students intentions in visual and/or other forms.

Assessment Objective 4: Present a personal, informed and meaningful response demonstrating analytical and critical understanding realising intentions and where appropriate making connections between visual, written, oral or other element.

Core or Option

  Option

No Option Choices (GCSE only)

 

No. GCSE / A Level equivalent

 ONE GCSE