KS4 Curriculum Guide - Year 10 Art
Term 1Natural Forms 
Students will start the year by developing their skills to the standard required at GCSE. They will participate in teacher led skills based lessons to help them in building the foundations of their first (of two) coursework projects. The assessment objectives required for the AQA Art and Design course are: Research and development of ideas. Experimenting and refining. Recording observations through drawing, annotation and other materials. Realisations of final outcomes. Students will evidence these objectives through researching the work of Peter Randall Page, Georgia O' Keeffe and producing a number of studies. They will develop their skill by using a variety of media, such as pastels, wax relief and ink, pencil, charcoal, water colour and acrylic .
Assessment: Each piece of work will be assessed individually and feedback will be given. Students will also be assessed holistically, taking into account the work they have done over the term. They will be assessed on their written research of artists/themes, recording of work and experimentation and use of materials.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 2Natural Forms 
Students will be introduced to sculpture by looking at the work of British artist Tony Cragg. They will produce a 3D sculpture. Students will have avariety of workshops learning how to produce linocut, monoprints, press prints and dry point etchings- all inspired by the theme of natural forms.
Assessment: Students will be assessed holistically, taking into account the work they have done over the entire half term. They will be assessed on their development of ideas, written research of artists/themes, experimentation of materials, use of materials and final outcomes. Key Words and Terms
 
Term 3Natural Forms Student Led 
In Term 3, students will get the chance to start working more independently on their unit one coursework projects. Using the skills they’ve learnt in terms 1 and 2, they will use these as the foundation to continue work in a direction of their choice. They will be encouraged to find and research their own artists and develop their own ideas inspired by the theme of Natural Forms. Students will be required to cover the same four assessment objectives throughout their project: Research and development of ideas. Experimenting and refining. Recording observations through drawing, annotation and other materials. Realisations of final outcomes.
Assessment: Students will be assessed holistically, taking into account the work they have done over the entire half term. They will be assessed on their development of ideas, written research of artists/themes, experimentation of materials, use of materials and final outcomes. Key Words and Terms
 
Term 4Natural Forms Student Led Continued 
Students will develop and produce a final piece inspired by the theme of Natural Forms in a media of their choice.
Assessment: Students will be assessed holistically, taking into account the work they have done over the entire half term. They will be assessed on their development of ideas, written research of artists/themes, experimentation of materials, use of materials and final outcomes. Key Words and Terms
 
Term 5Pop Art   
Students will study the work of Pop Art artists such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Claus Oldenburg and also Jean Michel Basquiat and produce work inspired by these artists. They will understand what their influences were and the context of their art in history.
Assessment: Students will be assessed holistically, taking into account the work they have done over the entire half term. They will be assessed on their development of ideas, written research of artists/themes, experimentation of materials, use of materials and final outcomes. Key Words and Terms
 
Term 6Pop Art and Typography   
Students will look at Banksy and the History of Typography, explore serif and sans serif typefaces and understand the cultural and political reasons for sans serif becoming popular at the start of the 20th Century. They will evaluate and analyse artist's use of text in their work.
Assessment: Students will be assessed holistically, taking into account the work they have done over the entire half term. They will be assessed on their development of ideas, written research of artists/themes, experimentation of materials, use of materials and final outcomes. Key Words and Terms
 

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