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Students study the AQA GCSE Art and Design (and / or Technology), specialising in one or more these options: Fine Art, Graphics, Photography, Textiles, 3.D (Ceramics) and Product Design.  Each one is worth a whole GCSE level.  The GCSE is studied in 1 year (if starting in year 11, 12 or 13), over 2 years (if starting in year 9 with exam entry in 2017 when in year 10), and is also studied over 3 years (in year 9, 10 and 11 from 2016).

TERM

One year course, when in year 11,12 or 13

1

The creation of 2 coursework projects, including evidence of:

·         Development

·         Refining

·         Recording

·         Realising

2

3

Completing the 2 coursework projects, along with the Mock exam (practical project or individual tasks set by the teacher).

4

Final exam (practical project set by AQA).

5

N/A

 

2 year course - if starting in year 9 with exam entry in 2017 when in year 10.

TERM

YEAR 9

YEAR 10

1

Developing basic skills and knowledge through workshops, mini projects.  Gaining an understanding of the GCSE style sketchbook or project sheet format.

Starting the creation of 1 of the 2 coursework projects, including evidence of:

·         Development

·         Refining

·         Recording

·         Realising

Completing the 1st coursework project, and starting the 2nd

In Term 3 the Mock exam work starts (practical project or individual tasks set by the teacher).

2

3

4

Final exam (practical project set by AQA).

5

N/A

 

3 year course – if started when in year 9, in September 2016.

TERM

YEAR 9

YEAR 10

YEAR 11

1

Developing basic skills and knowledge through workshops, mini projects.  Developing an understanding of the GCSE style sketchbook or project sheet format.

The creation of 2 coursework projects, including evidence of:

·         Development

·         Refining

·         Recording

·         Realising

Completing the 2 coursework projects.

In Term 3 the Mock exam work starts (practical project or individual tasks set by the teacher).

2

3

4

Final exam (practical project set by AQA)

5

N/A

N.B. All students are expected to look after their work in a portfolio (A3 size for Product Design, these can be purchased from school for £1.50, and A2 size for all other specialisms, these can be purchased from school for £3.00).  All students are also responsible for having their own USB stick to record any digital work, and if studying Photography will also need to bring their own digital camera to every lesson.

The teacher records feedback on a yellow Target Sheet, with written strengths and targets, and an end of term grade indicated on the assessment rubric for that term.

Every student is given an A4 A&D&T Diary, in which they can keep their yellow Target Sheets, any other handouts, and make notes of any information in lesson time or during their home study time.

If specific project details are required, please ask the student or their subject teacher for this information, as different topics are studied across the department.

There are also lunchtime and after school clubs that students are welcome to attend – even if needed to support the completion of their home learning tasks.  Student just need to ask their A&D&T teacher when these clubs are.

 

A2 Art & D&T

Students study OCR A2 Art and Design, specialising in one or more these options: Fine Art, Photography, Textiles, and 3.D (Ceramics) and EdExcel Graphic Design.

 

TERM

One year course, when in year 12 or 13, having successfully completed the AS level.

1

Starting the main unit of coursework, including evidence of:

·         Developing

·         Exploring

·         Recording

·         Presenting

Developing a continued understanding of the A2 style sketchbook or project sheet format. 

Also planning the topic of study for the written essay, and how it will be based on 1st hand information / research.

2

3

Mock exam (practical project or individual tasks set by the teacher), working towards completion of the prep work and final piece/s for the main unit of coursework.

Continued work on the essay (1000 – 3000 words), ensuring it is visually interesting throughout.

February 1st = selection of exam paper topic for final unit of work.  Starting the prep work for this exam unit, again, including evidence of:

·         Developing

·         Exploring

·         Recording

·         Presenting

4

Completion of prep work for the exam unit of work, with a 3 day exam to complete the final piece/s.

5

N/A

N.B. All students are expected to look after their work in a portfolio (A2 size, these can be purchased from school for £3.00).  All students are also responsible for having their own USB stick to record any digital work, and if studying Photography will also need to bring their own digital camera to every lesson.

The teacher records feedback on a yellow Target Sheet, with written strengths and targets, and an end of term grade indicated on the assessment rubric for that term. If specific project details are required, please ask the student or their subject teacher for this information, as different topics are studied across the department.

Every student is given an A4 A&D&T Diary, in which they can keep their yellow Target Sheets, any other handouts, and make notes of any information in lesson time or during their home study time.There are also lunchtime and after school clubs that students are welcome to attend – even if needed to support the completion of their home learning tasks.  Student just need to ask their A&D&T teacher when these clubs are.

 

AS Art & D&T

Students study OCR AS Art and Design, specialising in one or more these options: Fine Art, Photography, Textiles, and 3.D (Ceramics).  If successfully completed, students may wish to continue onto the A2 level of their course.

TERM

One year course, when in year 11,12 or 13

1

Developing advanced skills and knowledge through workshops, mini projects,  including evidence of:

·         Developing

·         Exploring

·         Recording

·         Presenting

Developing an understanding of the AS style sketchbook or project sheet format. 

2

3

Selecting the exam paper topic of focus, and along with the Mock exam (practical project or individual tasks set by the teacher), working towards completion of the prep work for 1 main unit of work.  Again, including evidence of:

·         Developing

·         Exploring

·         Recording

·         Presenting

4

Completion of prep work for 1 main unit of work, with a 2 day exam to complete the final piece/s.

5

For students continuing onto the A2 level (2nd year) of this course, the A2 induction workshops begin.

N.B. All students are expected to look after their work in a portfolio (A2 size, these can be purchased from school for £3.00).  All students are also responsible for having their own USB stick to record any digital work, and if studying Photography will also need to bring their own digital camera to every lesson.

The teacher records feedback on a yellow Target Sheet, with written strengths and targets, and an end of term grade indicated on the assessment rubric for that term.

Every student is given an A4 A&D&T Diary, in which they can keep their yellow Target Sheets, any other handouts, and make notes of any information in lesson time or during their home study time.

If specific project details are required, please ask the student or their subject teacher for this information, as different topics are studied across the department.

There are also lunchtime and after school clubs that students are welcome to attend – even if needed to support the completion of their home learning tasks.  Student just need to ask their A&D&T teacher when these clubs are.