Art at KS5

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Course ID
Edexcel 9FA0
Faculty
Expressive Arts
Department
Art
Level
Key Stage 5 ('A' Level)
Head of Faculty
K. Eustace
Head of Department
M. Clemmett

The ‘A’ Level course is over the duration of two academic years. Students will explore a variety of disciplines including painting and drawing; printmaking; ceramics; sculpture; mixed media and lens-based media.

At the start of the course we promote a wide range of recording skills followed by a variety of experimentation. Students experience a range of classroom activities. Structured whole group exercises develop skills in drawing, painting and critical appreciation. The course also teaches students to work in a more independent fashion, developing their own ideas and experimenting with different styles and techniques.

Curriculum Termly Breakdown by Year

Year 12

Term Unit of Work Assessment
Autumn 1 Still Life Oil Painting. Portraits/Figure Drawing. KS5 Assessment and Feedback Matrix based on the Edexcel ‘A’ Level Fine Art Marking Matrix.
Autumn 2 Still Life Oil Painting. Portraits/Figure Drawing. KS5 Assessment and Feedback Matrix based on the Edexcel ‘A’ Level Fine Art Marking Matrix.
Spring 1 Chosen Theme: Nature and Time; Love and War; Order and Disorder; Gods and Humanity. KS5 Assessment and Feedback Matrix based on the Edexcel ‘A’ Level Fine Art Marking Matrix.
Spring 2 Chosen Theme: Nature and Time; Love and War; Order and Disorder; Gods and Humanity. KS5 Assessment and Feedback Matrix based on the Edexcel ‘A’ Level Fine Art Marking Matrix.
Summer 1 Chosen Theme: Nature and Time; Love and War; Order and Disorder; Gods and Humanity. KS5 Assessment and Feedback Matrix based on the Edexcel ‘A’ Level Fine Art Marking Matrix.
Summer 2 Chosen Theme: Nature and Time; Love and War; Order and Disorder; Gods and Humanity. KS5 Assessment and Feedback Matrix based on the Edexcel ‘A’ Level Fine Art Marking Matrix.

 

Year 13

Term Unit of Work Assessment
Autumn 1 Personal Study – chosen theme. KS5 Assessment and Feedback Matrix based on the Edexcel ‘A’ Level Fine Art Marking Matrix.
Autumn 2 Personal Study – chosen Theme – mock exam. KS5 Assessment and Feedback Matrix based on the Edexcel ‘A’ Level Fine Art Marking Matrix.
Spring 1 ‘A’ Level Exam Project externally set by the Edexcel in January. KS5 Assessment and Feedback Matrix based on the Edexcel ‘A’ Level Fine Art Marking Matrix.
Spring 2 ‘A’ Level Exam Project externally set by the Edexcel in January. KS5 Assessment and Feedback Matrix based on the Edexcel ‘A’ Level Fine Art Marking Matrix.
Summer 1 ‘A’ Level Exam Project externally set by the Edexcel in January and 15 hour times piece. KS5 Assessment and Feedback Matrix based on the Edexcel ‘A’ Level Fine Art Marking Matrix.
Summer 2 ‘A’ Level Examination. ‘A’ Level Examination.

 

Extended Learning

Year 12

Websites Read Visit or Watch Extra
Colossal; Art Fund; Art Monthly; Frieze. Arts / culture in The Guardian; art / culture in The Independent; Art Blogs: ARTnews Magazine; Colossal. Galleries, exhibition spaces, permanent exhibitions. Larger galleries and museum spaces, all with permanent exhibitions: The Tate Modern; The Tate Britain; The Victoria and Albert Museum; The Design Museum; The National Gallery; The National Portrait Gallery; The Royal Academy; The British Museum; The Hayward Gallery; Courtauld Gallery; The Wallace collection; The Barbican. Contemporary Art Galleries with changing exhibitions: The White Cube; The Saatchi Gallery; The Lisson Gallery; The Whitechapel Art Gallery; The Crafts Council Gallery; Cork Street Galleries; The ICA; Camden Arts Centre; Serpentine Gallery; The Photographers’ Gallery; Frith Street Gallery; Gagosian Gallery; The Wellcome Institute. Art Leadership

 

Year 13

Websites Read Visit or Watch Extra
Colossal; Art Fund; Art Monthly; Frieze. Arts / culture in The Guardian; art / culture in The Independent; Art Blogs: ARTnews Magazine; Colossal. Galleries, exhibition spaces, permanent exhibitions. Larger galleries and museum spaces, all with permanent exhibitions: The Tate Modern; The Tate Britain; The Victoria and Albert Museum; The Design Museum; The National Gallery; The National Portrait Gallery; The Royal Academy; The British Museum; The Hayward Gallery; Courtauld Gallery; The Wallace collection; The Barbican. Contemporary Art Galleries with changing exhibitions: The White Cube; The Saatchi Gallery; The Lisson Gallery; The Whitechapel Art Gallery; The Crafts Council Gallery; Cork Street Galleries; The ICA; Camden Arts Centre; Serpentine Gallery; The Photographers’ Gallery; Frith Street Gallery; Gagosian Gallery; The Wellcome Institute. Art Leadership

 

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