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KS4 Curriculum Guide - Year 10 Art
Term 1Still Life Materials 
Students will begin this unit with teacher led exploratory work that will give them confidence in basic skills and approaches when working from observation. Students will be working in a range of sizes and styles using a selection of media, techniques and materials. Students are introduced to critical and contextual material in order to understand a variety of recording styles and the range of techniques used in historical and contemporary art and design practice.
Assessment: Students investigate a wide range of drawings through recording in different media, processes and techniques before developing and refining a final response.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 2Still Life Materials continued 
Students will continue to explore a wide variety of media and approaches to still life. They will begin to consider where their strengths lie, whether it be working in 2D or 3D, and work on refining their approach. Students will be expected to use their recordings and research to develop a range of ideas.
Assessment: Students will be assessed on their work as a portfolio against the four assessment objectivesKey Words and Terms
 
Term 3Still Life Materials continued 
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 Still Life. 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 4Pop Art 
Students will study the work of Pop Art artists such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Claus Oldenburg and James Rosenquist and produce work inspired by these artists. They will understand what their influences were and the context of their art in history. Students may use sketchbooks and a variety of prepared surfaces on which to record their observations, ideas, feelings and insights. They may work in a range of sizes and styles using a selection of media, techniques and materials.
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 continued 
Students will be expected to use their recordings and research to develop a range of ideas, culminating in a personal and meaningful artistic response. Media to be used is a personal choice but students will be encouraged to play to their strengths whether it be working in 2D or 3D.
Assessment: Students will be assessed on their work as a portfolio against the four assessment objectives. We are looking to see a sustained project developed in response to the theme of Pop Art, evidencing the journey from initial engagement with an idea to the realisation of intentions.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 6Pop Art and Typography 
Students will look at 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 artists' 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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