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Art Key Stage 4

Art in Year 10 & 11

Key Stage 4 Overview

In Years 10 and 11 students follow either the WJEC Art & Design Unendorsed Course, WJEC Textiles Design or WJEC Graphic Communication.

The GCSE courses are very flexible and exciting enabling the students to build up a portfolio of work, using and extending their creative talents. 

Presentation and quality over quantity is the key and all work, from doodles, rough sketches, test pieces to final products must be kept and annotated. All coursework completed from day one is just as important as the final examination piece. 

The key assessment criteria are shown below. Observational drawing is very important and students will be encouraged to do this at every opportunity, especially at the beginning of projects. Studying artists and working in the style of the artists and developing work inspired by the artist is the next stage. Experimental and development work is a natural progression through to the final stage when designing a final product or piece.

Course Outline 2014-16

AO1: Contextual Understanding- Developing  ideas through research and investigations using a variety of primary and secondary research and resources, such as: Photography/Images/Observational drawings/Artist information/Internet. You should show an understanding of how to analyse and evaluate your research, linking to your research/artist/designer/theme/culture.

AO2: Creative Making- Development of your ideas, experiment with different processes and techniques. Think about the variety of materials and media you can use linking it to your research/concept.

AO3: Reflective Recording- Reflect on how your work links to your chosen subject/artist/designer. Explain how it is relevant to your work. You can do this through annotation, visual images, drawings, samples etc.

Think about the following: what/who/why/how/when/where/like/dislike. Remember to use full descriptive sentences and write in your own words.

AO4: Personal Presentation- Present your work in your own personal style and to the best of your ability.

Demonstrate a link to your chosen subject/theme presenting both your work and findings/annotations together showing an understanding of processes and research you have collected and used in your work. This could be shown through sketchbooks/portfolios/mood boards/practical work.

The table below shows an overview of the topics, artists and techniques that Year 10 will be taught.

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Year 10

GCSE Art  & Textiles- skills and techniques

 

GCSE Art- skills and techniques

Landscapes

Distortion

Buildings

 

GCSE Graphics- skills and techniques looking at Packaging

 

GCSE Art & Textiles- skills and techniques

 

GCSE Art- skills and techniques

Landscapes

Distortion

Buildings

 

GCSE Graphics - skills and techniques- looking at portraits

GCSE Art & Textiles- Cultures

 

                              GCSE Art- skills and techniques

Food /Packaging

Cultures

 

 

GCSE Graphics - skills and techniques- looking at photography

Artists/ Focus

Visiting artists from the  school gallery

Contemporary artists

GCSE Art Textiles- Gustav Klimt

GCSE Art -

Landscapes artists.

Distortion- Escher, Bacon, Jenny Saville, David Hockney

Pop Art.

GCSE Graphics- Contemporary graphic artists

Visiting artists from the  school gallery

Contemporary artists

GCSE Art Textiles- Gustav Klimt

GCSE Art

Landscapes artists

Distortion- Escher, Bacon, Jenny Saville, David Hockney

 

GCSE Graphics- Contemporary graphic artists

Cultural Artists/ designers

                                  To be updated by individual staff

GCSE Art Textiles- Cultures

                                 GCSE Art

Three dimensional/sculptural and recycling artists

 

 

 

                                GCSE Graphics- Contemporary photographers

Techniques

Drawing

Painting

Printmaking

Collage

Ceramics / Sculpture

Textiles

Drawing

Painting

Printmaking

Collage

Ceramics / Sculpture

Textiles

 

Drawing

Painting

Printmaking

Collage

Ceramics / Sculpture

Textiles

Fashion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The themes are not intended to be rigid and will involve the scope and talents of the individual members of staff.

Exams for all three art subjects take place just before and after the Easter holiday. 

Art GCSE students are encouraged to attend extra-curricular clubs at lunch time and on Tuesday and Thursday evenings 3.30pm – 5.00pm. This Year Mr Miranda has offered GCSE clubs every night after school for one hour and will do the same for the next academic year. As well as this, all of our Art department staff have offered clubs on different nights to all students.

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Year 11

Theme

Identity

GCSE Art Textiles- Cultures

 

GCSE Art- Sculpture

Landscapes

Music

Best of British

GCSE Graphics- skills and techniques looking at Nature

Exam

Exam

Preparation for student GCSE Exhibition

Artists/ Focus

Cultural Artists/ designers

Visiting artists from the  school gallery

Contemporary artists

Student research based on exam titles

Preparation for student GCSE Exhibition

Techniques

Drawing

Painting

Textiles

Fabric

Textiles

Fashion

Drawing

Painting

Printmaking

Textiles

Fashion

Drawing

Painting

Printmaking

Textiles

Fashion

Course Outline from September 2016

As from September 2016 there will be a new Art and Design KS4 specification , for more information please see the booklet attached below. If you have any questions on the new specification, please do not hesitate to contact us.