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Art and Design

Art and design - A level

Year 12

Term Topics taught and learning outcomes
Term 1.1
  • Explore the importance of drawing for different purposes, experimenting with a range of drawing media.
  • Utilise sketchbooks for researching and developing ideas.
  • Develop the use a range of materials and techniques effectively and safely.

ASSESSMENT

Drawing task (Assessment Objective 3, recording)

HOMEWORK

Visual analysis of imagery

Term 1.2
  • Develop skills and techniques in Fine Art, to include painting and printmaking.
  • Present outcomes in sketchbooks in a creative way.
  • Familiarise yourself with the Assessment Objectives and know how to evidence these.

ASSESSMENT

Drawing task (Assessment Objective 3, recording)

HOMEWORK

Visual analysis of imagery

Term 2.1
  • Investigate, analyse, experiment using practical, technical and expressive skills, aesthetic understanding and critical judgement.
  • Develop a portfolio of work to develop work based on an idea, issue, concept or theme leading to a finished outcome or a series of related finished outcomes.
  • Connection with some aspect of contemporary or past practice of artist(s), designer(s), photographers or craftspeople

ASSESSMENT

Drawing task (Assessment Objective 3, recording)

HOMEWORK

Visual analysis of imagery

Term 2.2
  • Continue with a portfolio of work to develop work based on an idea, issue, concept or theme leading to a finished outcome or a series of related finished outcomes.
  • Demonstrate that practical elements should make connections with some aspect of contemporary or past practice of artist(s), designer(s), photographers or craftspeople
  • Continue to produce quality outcomes in repsonse to chosen starting point.

ASSESSMENT

Drawing task (Assessment Objective 3, recording)

HOMEWORK

Visual analysis image

Term 3.1
  • Work towards finished final outcomes from idea or theme.
  • Show that all Assessment Objectives have been met fully.
  • Link sketchbook journey with final outcome.

ASSESSMENT

Sketchbook and final outcome assessed holistically across all Assessment Objectives.

HOMEWORK

Visual analysis image

Term 3.2
  • Prepare and research mater for personal investigation in Year 13.
  • Visit Baltic library and archive to investigate possible themes for starting point.
  • Analyse and critically write about chosen artist or art movement.

ASSESSMENT

Gallery report

HOMEWORK

Visual analysis of imagery

Year 13

Term Topics taught and learning outcomes
Term 1.1
  • Choose own starting point to investigate, based on an idea, issue, concept or theme.
  • Develop practical project alongside a personal study, between 1000 and 3000 words in length and showing an ability to analyse and evaluate the work of artists.
  • Research and develop ideas and produce work informed by some aspect of contemporary or past practice of artists.

ASSESSMENT

First draft of personal study.

HOMEWORK

Produce an in depth analysis of one of the pieces by your chosen artist.

Term 1.2
  • Students continue with their personal investigation (Unit 3), evidencing the Assessment Objectives.
  • A clear focus should be emerging with practical work linking to written work
  • A final piece which is personal, informed and meaningful, demonstrating critical understanding, realising intentions and making connections with the personal study.

ASSESSMENT

Personal study- written element.

HOMEWORK

Document a visit to a gallery.

Term 2.1
  • Begin Unit 4 Externally Set Assignment
  • Question papers are given to students on 1st February 2016, or as soon as possible after that.
  • Students choose one starting point from 8 on the paper. Towards the end of the examination period, usually early May, students complete 15 hours of unaided and supervised time.

ASSESSMENT

Sketchbook assessed holistically on evidence to meet Assessment Objectives.

HOMEWORK

Homework will be personalised to each student's starting point.

Term 2.2
  • Continuing with Unit 4 Externally Set Assignment
  • Students continue to work on preparatory studies in sketchbooks or in 3D, evidencing Assessment Objectives 1,2 and 3.

ASSESSMENT

Sketchbook assessed holistically on evidence to meet assessment objectives.

HOMEWORK

Homework will be personalised to each student's starting point.

Term 3.1
  • Continuing with Unit 4 Externally Set Assignment
  • Students complete preparatory work and produce a final outcome or outcomes in 15 hours of supervised time.

ASSESSMENT

Sketchbook assessed holistically against assessment criteria.

HOMEWORK

Homework personalised to students' starting points.

Term 3.2

End of course