Art & Design

In GCSE Art and Design learners must complete ‘more that one project’.  Understanding of the assessment criteria is central to our delivery so that learners are well equiped to attain their target grades.  We do this by individual action planning, regular peer and self (as well as teacher) assessments with a key focus on teacher verbal feedback in real time.  We begin the course by engaging learners with existing artworks and filter this knowledge and understanding into their own outcomes.  In our second projects we try to ensure that learners are working with greater independence and confidence as well as them having input into their own ideas and themes…this prepares them for the externally set task and to study beyond GCSE.

Term 1
Key Learning Objectives Portrait project. Understanding the Assessment criteria for AQA Art and Design. Understanding critical study.2 and 3-D media manipulation.
Art & Design Key Activities / Homework Cubist/ abstract portraiture research project
Assessments Assessed against AQA assessment criteria
Suggest reading & support materials Elective Support

 

Term 2
Key Learning Objectives Portrait project
Art & Design Key Activities / Homework Cubist/ abstract portraiture research project
Assessments Assessed against AQA assessment criteria
Suggest reading & support materials Elective support

 

Term 3
Key Learning Objectives Individualised projects based on previous GCSE externally set tasks. Exploring relevant media including ICT. Further development of media handling.
Art & Design Key Activities / Homework Critical study research project
Assessments Assessed against AQA assessment criteria
Suggest reading & support materials Elective support