Tutorials: 2 per fortnight, homework deadline. Students will be expected to have prepared work for these tutorials, guidance for work and discussion will be on SMH. Students will be encouraged to use formal art language and to be rigorous in their investigations. Students will be encouraged to work independently when not being seen. Separate room to make more formal?
Group Crits: 1 per term, students will be asked to present their work and take questions to make them justify and explain their work.
Peer Assessment activity: 1 per term, use current and previous projects to assess against marking criteria to familiarise them with the marking criteria and language used. Students to become familiar with reflecting on their own work and articulating this using language of mark scheme. Focus on understanding the requirements of their target grade and how to move towards it. Students to complete a preform which will include one of the AOs which students will highlight and annotate. Also used to identify targets.
Homework tasks: In accordance with homework policy, to be handed in during tutorial time where verbal and written feedback will be provided. Grading policy will be updated when we are more aware of how work should be assessed. Will include practical tasks and tasks to prepare students for Personal Investigation project. Students will be given a question/image/stimulus/article which they have to write a certain number of words discussion on to be submitted, potentially to be discussed to the group.
Literacy : Encouraging use of formal language especially during tutorials. Literacy based tasks as mentioned above to prepare students for Personal Investigation project.
Structure of course:
YEAR 12- Theme given
Term 1 (AO1, AO2 and AO3): Drawing- Observational studies, experimental drawing, drawing tools, mark-making, develop drawing techniques in a range of materials, photography, drawing with stitch. Reference to artists and designers. Gaining familiarity with drawing, materials, techniques and processes. Research- Students to also develop their research skills to identify and select artists and designers to research, research skills, presentation skills, literacy and critical thinking skills.
Term 2 (AO2 and AO4): Further exploration of using materials, techniques and process. Students to become familiar with how to experiment with and refine use of materials and techniques. Students to plan, develop and create a final outcome for the theme based on their preparatory work.
Term 3 Personal Investigation: Students to identify an area of focus for their Personal Investigation project and start to research. Initial stage to be completed in Year 12, identifying area of interest, starting to identify and investigate relevant artists and designers. Students encouraged to complete independent research visits and explore the topic independently.
Trips and Visits: New Designers, Barcelona, Present Screen printing workshop at Spode.
Personal Investigation continues Term 1: Students to identify an area of focus for their Personal Investigation project and start to research. Students are asked to identify an area of interest, starting to identify and investigate relevant artists and designers. Students encouraged to complete independent research visits and explore the topic independently.
Term 2: External set assessment
Student are asked to prepare for a 15 hour exam which they complete in May. They are given the option of 8 different questions in which to respond to. Using all their skills and knowledge of art textiles students gather and explore a range of techniques and mediums in response to their chosen question.