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
WOW! What a term! In my mind I always feel like the Summer term should be the easiest, its the shortest and it should be the wind down… But it never is! What with the last rush to get work finished ready for marking, the Art Exhibition, exam marking and moderation, detailed reports to write for the year, not to mention end of term activity days out… So I have not had two minutes to spare to update my blog.
But now that I have finished for the summer I have set some time aside to upload a scheme of work that I have used for the last few years for my Year 10 classes in the Summer term. It is based on a visit to Brighton but you could adapt it for a visit to any local place of interest.
Scheme of Work (Word DocX) – YR10 ART Sense of Place
Scheme of Work (Word Doc) – YR10 ART Sense of Place
Pinterest Board – https://uk.pinterest.com/pipsticks/art-a-sense-of-brighton-gcse/?etslf=4019&eq=sense
I wanted to share with you all some of my schemes of work so I have started with one that I have been using for a while now.
YR10 ART Altered Nature Term 1&2 2015
I use it as the first project for year 10 GCSE artists and have been tweaking it for the last few years and I feel I have now got it to a place where I am happy with it. It runs for a term and a half and results in a 3D ceramic outcome. I have added a few images to show some of the outcomes from the course of the project.
I have been updating my school Photography department website and it now has all the resources uploaded for the Year 10 Alive! Photography/Animation project.
This project lasted 6 weeks (I have three 1 hour sessions a week).
Here is the SOW:Yr10 Alive SOW COPY
Here is is the link to the Powerpoints on the Department website: Alive YR10 Project Powerpoints
Once again I have put together a handout to aid my students when they are selecting their theme from this years AQA Art and Design paper. I hope it saves others some time and is of some use!
Here is the link for the PowerPoint presentation (it was originally made in Keynote so apologies for any movement of objects in the export): Exam Themes 2016 PP
To help my GCSE students with their mock exam last term I put together a series of handouts/tick sheets that help them to assess where they were and how to get the varying marks for each stage of their preparation.
I have adapted these for the upcoming real exam and have uploaded each sheet at the bottom of this post.
Also I have completed my handout for each of the exam themes for the 2016 AQA Art and Design GCSE paper and will be sharing this on this blog after the 1st January 2016 so watch this space!
Yr11 Exam Cover
Yr11 Exam P1 Intro and Mindmap
Yr11 Exam P2 Artist Research
Yr11 Exam P3 Next Steps
Yr11 Exam P4 Experiments
Yr11 Exam P5 Plans
I do also have editable Photoshop files but I can not upload these on WordPress so if you would like these please add a request in the comments section and I will email them over to you.
This term I have spent working thorough the basis of using the DSLR camera. Hopefully this should give my GCSE Photography class a solid understanding of the basics, such as shutter speed, aperture, ISOs, composition etc, before they undertake more project/theme based work later this term.
I have uploaded all of my lesson Powerpoints to the department website which is here:
‘The Basics’ lesson Powerpoints
Here is my scheme of work also:
Yr10 The Basics SOW 2015