I know the current year 10’s are working on the 1-9 grades but I just have not have the time to get all my resources updated until now. So here is the first updated resource, my GCSE Art and Design Handbook. I usually give this to the year 9’s who have chosen Art at the end of the summer term along with their summer project work. I also email it to all parents so they know a little about the course and how to support their child (as I find a large number of parents struggle to understand how to support their child in this subject).
PDF: Art GCSE information booklet 2017
Word (the file was not created in word so may look odd in places due to being exported for editing): Art GCSE information booklet 2017
Each half term and end of term I set a school wide photography challenge, these usually consist of a set of 20 to 25 words that students have to capture in a photograph. I have found it has been a really great way to promote the subject across the school and get students thinking creativity during the break. Once the students return their images I have the head decide on a 1st, 2nd, 3rd and any highly commended images, these students (and sometimes staff) then receive certificates and prizes that are handed out in assembly.
Below I have added small selection of images that I have received from past competitions:
To help my students effectively plan their 10 hour ‘exam’ time I have drawn up a question sheet that hopefully helps them to consider what they need to do.
The images above are JPEG versions. I do have an idraw and Photoshop editable versions but WordPress will not let me upload these (if you would like these drop me a message in the comments section of this post).
This is a quick holding post to let everyone know that I will be producing my externally set tasks powerpoint again this year BUT it will be slightly later as my exams officer did not submit my estimated entries so I will not get access to the tasks online until the 1st Jan. I am planning to get the powerpoints completed for the 4th so will upload them then.
This year I will have an Art and Design one AND a photography one as this is the first year I have had a year 11 photography class.
To aid my year 10 and 11 classes with planning their mock exams this term I have created a set of RAG sheets for them to complete at the start and end of the lesson. I have found this helps them to take a few minutes to think about the lesson ahead of them and make a rough plan of action.
I find it is difficult when the students are all at various different stages when working on their mock or real exam prep to think about how to have useful starters and these sheets are a way for all students to settle down and make a quick start on their independent work.
Additionally on these sheets I have included a table for students working at and target grades.
Art RAG sheets: art-rag-123-sheetsphoto-rag-123-sheets
Photo RAG sheets: photo-rag-123-sheets