Art at KS4

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Course ID
Edexcel 1FA01
Faculty
Expressive Arts
Department
Art
Level
Key Stage 4 (GCSE)
Head of Faculty
K. Eustace
Head of Department
M. Clemmett

The GCSE Fine Art course aims to enable all Year 10 and Year 11 students to demonstrate growth and development of their creative powers and visual understanding.

Art Classes are organised as mixed ability groups, following a syllabus leading to a common examination at the end of two years. The Year 10 course seeks to develop and improve students’ skills and understanding of various art disciplines: drawing, alongside painting, design work, mixed media, ceramics, three-dimensional work and printmaking and a study of artists and their work. Several pieces of work are undertaken in Year 10 and students are expected to prepare for these using sketchbooks. Homework is set once a week and is an integral part of the course. In Year 11, students will use all the skills and knowledge developed in Year 10 to produce more individual based pieces of work and they are able to select the media and methods with which they wish to work.

Curriculum Termly Breakdown by Year

Year 10

Term Unit of Work Assessment
Autumn 1 Natural Forms. KS4 Assessment and Feedback Matrix based on the Edexcel GCSE Art Marking Matrix.
Autumn 2 Natural Forms. KS4 Assessment and Feedback Matrix based on the Edexcel GCSE Art Marking Matrix.
Spring 1 Reflections and/or Transitions 2D Painting and Drawing. KS4 Assessment and Feedback Matrix based on the Edexcel GCSE Art Marking Matrix.
Spring 2 Reflections and/or Transitions 2D Painting. KS4 Assessment and Feedback Matrix based on the Edexcel GCSE Art Marking Matrix.
Summer 1 Reflections and/or Transitions 3D Sculpture and Ceramics. KS4 Assessment and Feedback matrix based on the Edexcel GCSE Art Marking Matrix.
Summer 2 Reflections and/or Transitions Exam Planning Preparation. KS4 Assessment and Feedback matrix based on the Edexcel GCSE Art Marking Matrix.

 

Year 11

Term Unit of Work Assessment
Autumn 1 Mock Exam Project – theme set yearly. KS4 Assessment and Feedback Matrix based on the Edexcel GCSE Art Marking Matrix.
Autumn 2 Mock Exam Project – theme set yearly. KS4 Assessment and Feedback Matrix based on the Edexcel GCSE Art Marking Matrix.
Spring 1 Exam Project – theme released by exam board (Edexcel) in January. KS4 Assessment and Feedback Matrix based on the Edexcel GCSE Art Marking Matrix.
Spring 2 Exam project. KS4 Assessment and Feedback Matrix based on the Edexcel GCSE Art Marking Matrix.
Summer 1 Exam project and 10 hour timed final piece. Edexcel GCSE Art Marking Matrix.
Summer 2 GCSE Examinations. GCSE Examinations.

 

Extended Learning

Year 10

Websites Read Visit or Watch Extra
The National Gallery; Tate; National Portrait Gallery; Art Fund. Artist’s Painting Techniques (Hashim Akib); 200 Projects To Get You Into Art School (Valerie Colston); Fifty Years of Illustration (Lawrence Zeegen); Contemporary Ceramic Artisans (A. Creswell-Bell & K. Brymer-Jones); How To Paint (Angela Gair); The Art
Book.
BBC iPlayer: Arts Section. GCSE Art Club, Art Leadership.

 

Year 11

Websites Read Visit or Watch Extra
The National Gallery; Tate; National Portrait Gallery; Art Fund. Artist’s Painting Techniques (Hashim Akib); 200 Projects To Get You Into Art School (Valerie Colston); Fifty Years of Illustration (Lawrence Zeegen); Contemporary Ceramic Artisans (A. Creswell-Bell & K. Brymer-Jones); How To Paint (Angela Gair); The Art
Book.
BBC iPlayer: Arts Section. GCSE Art Club, Art Leadership.

 

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