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Year 10

Year 10 Curriculum Plan – Art and Design GCSE

Curriculum Area: Expressive Arts – Art and Design

Examination Specification: AQA 8201

Overview of Course Content

This course will develop a range of skills including:

  • Drawing, printing and 2D work
  • 3D and sculptural work
  • Research and analysis of a range of artists
  • Developing an idea from a starting point using contextual references
  • Presentation of work
  • Creating individual and creative responses to a theme

 

Learning will be assessed by:

Unit 1 – 60% Project based coursework. Divided into three main projects and a mock exam these combine to make one large portfolio.

Unit2 – 40% One 10 hour examination where a final response is made under exam conditions. The exam project will begin 6-8 weeks prior to the exam time for students to create the supporting sketchbooks

 

Half Term

Area

Overview of controlled assessment/coursework (if relevant)

Autumn 1

Natural Forms

 

Observational drawing skills working from a range of Natural Forms. Students will work with a range of materials and will be shown effective ways to present work and creative use of materials.

 Natural Forms artists are introduced and studies are produced of their work.

Sketchbook presentation is built upon.

 

Autumn 2

Natural Forms

 

Students continue researching Natural Forms artists and chose a theme under the banner Natural Forms.

Student produce appropriate observation studies in a range of materials and develop and idea for a final response.

Students produce their final response using their planning and research.

 

 

Spring 1

Natural Forms

 

Natural Form work finished.

 

 

 

Spring 2

Mock Exam Landscapes/Cityscapes

Second Project begins:

Students are given choice of Landscapes or Cityscapes. The relevant artists are introduced and studies are produced of their work.

 

 

Summer 1

Student decide upon direction for project under the banner Landscapes/Cityscapes and produce appropriate observation studies in a range of materials

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer 2

Mock Exam Landscapes/Cityscapes:

Students plan and develop idea for their final response based on Landscapes/Cityscapes.

Students produce final response to Landscape/Cityscape project. Final response is produced in exam conditions in the art rooms (10 hours) over two days