Key Stage 4

YEAR 10

  • Half Term 1: Introductory Project: drawing techniques, printmaking, mark-making and how to analyse an artist’s work
  • Half Term 2: Mini Mock: chalk/charcoal drawing, detailed tonal drawing including concepts like depth, space and form. Composition. Georgia O’Keeffe
  • Half Term 3: Sculptural Forms: drawing from observation, sculpture in wire, mod-roc and clay. Drawing from sculpture. Batik/soft sculpture
  • Half Term 4: Sculptural Forms: drawing from observation, sculpture in wire, mod-roc and clay. Drawing from sculpture. Batik/soft sculpture
  • Half Term 5: Pop Art Portraits. Contextual Artist Analysis. Portraiture and Drawing from Observation. Mixing skin tones. Basic photography. Lettering in text and art
  • Half Term 6: Pop Art Portraits. Contextual Artist Analysis. Portraiture and Drawing from Observation. Mixing skin tones. Basic photography. Lettering in text and art

YEAR 11

  • Half Term 1: C Students: coursework refinement: two months of new tasks or revisiting old pieces of work to refine and improve the coursework submission. Or, A/B students: Extension Portrait Project: ‘Something for the Weekend’. Oil painting, brushwork and colour palettes, portraiture, photography and composition
  • Half Term 2: Mock Exam: this year ‘My Place/My Space’ for one class and ‘Identity’ for another class. A short project to introduce the nature of the exam. The exact content changes each year and for each class as it is adapted to address and weaknesses in the coursework portfolios at that point.
  • Half Term 3: GCSE Exam Project: A thematic project set by the Exam board in January. Students are led through a series of short experiments and initial drawing tasks and then led to develop their own ideas in their preferred media. They complete an outcome in a 10 hour exam.
  • Half Term 4: GCSE Exam Project: A thematic project set by the Exam board in January. Students are led through a series of short experiments and initial drawing tasks and then led to develop their own ideas in their preferred media. They complete an outcome in a 10 hour exam.
  • Half Term 5: GCSE Exam Project: A thematic project set by the Exam board in January. Students are led through a series of short experiments and initial drawing tasks and then led to develop their own ideas in their preferred media. They complete an outcome in a 10 hour exam.

Key Stage 5

YEAR 12

  • Half Term 1: Inro Project 1: Drawing after Egon Schiele and the Renaissance Masters. Intro Project 2: Oil Painting, colour mixing and self-portraiture
  • Half Term 2: Intro Project 3: Printmaking: Monoprinting, collage, composition, ‘pure’ abstraction. Intro Project 4: Sculpture, batik and soft-sculpture, ‘blind’ printing
  • Half Term 3: Mock Exam Project: Thematic, to a theme agreed with students from a range suggested by staff
  • Half Term 4: AS Level Exam Project: A thematic project set by the exam board in January. Students complete a project independently with guidance and direction from staff in the form of one-to-one ‘supervisions’ and group ‘crits’. One piece of work during a times test of five hours.
  • Half Term 5: AS Level Exam Project: A thematic project set by the exam board in January. Students complete a project independently with guidance and direction from staff in the form of one-to-one ‘supervisions’ and group ‘crits’. One piece of work during a times test of five hours.
  • Half Term 6: A2 Introduction: A (brief) Art History

YEAR 13

  • Half Term 1: Personal Study: Initial Investigation. Researching, making copies of, analysing and writing at length about the artist/movement of the student’s choice
  • Half Term 2: Personal Study Part 2: Developing practical work on an issue or theme of the student’s choice. Defining an ‘enquiry’ question for the student and formulating a response.
  • Half Term 3: Exposition: Creating a final piece that responds to the artist, enquiry, and student’s own interests. Completing a dissertation style essay that incorporates elements of the original writing along with a conclusion linked to the practical project.
  • Half Term 4: Exposition: Creating a final piece that responds to the artist, enquiry, and student’s own interests. Completing a dissertation style essay that incorporates elements of the original writing along with a conclusion linked to the practical project.
  • Half Term 5: A2 Level Exam Project: A thematic project set by the exam board in January. Students complete a project independently with guidance and direction from staff in the form of one-to-one ‘supervisions’ and group ‘crits’. A final piece of work is produced during a timed test of 15 hours.