Summer Holidays and a Scheme of work!

GCSE Art Scheme of Work

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.

Enjoy!

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

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Alive! Year 10 Photography Project

 


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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

ENJOY!

GCSE Photography Handbook

GCSE Photography Handbook Cover

My school are introducing AQA GCSE Photography in September so this summer I have been busy creating resources to get it of an running.

I give all my GCSE Art and Design Students a handbook which has items like the course structure, project titles and overviews, the Assessment Objectives and Grade guidance and I have found this to be both helpful for the students and parents. So I decided to do a little tweaking and adapt this for my new Photography students.

Click for the PDF version:
GSCE Photography Handbook

If you would like the original Pages version please drop me a message in the comments section of this post and I will email you over a copy as WordPress will not let me upload this file type.

Year 10 – A day at the beach

Sorry for the lack of posts recently but my wedding combined with the honeymoon means I have been off the radar for a while.

So first week back after the Easter break I took the year 10 artists on a drawing and photography trip to Brighton. The theme of the current unit of work is Sense of Place, so the pupils were trying to capture the sense of Brighton in their drawings and photographs. Before the trip I had introduced them to a range of travel illustrators and to the work of Martin Parr.

I think the pupils enjoyed the day and most gathered a good range of sketches and photographs (despite the classic English rain). When I see them next they will be presenting the best of their images in their sketchbooks. They will also be using them to produce some screen, lino and mono prints over the coming weeks.

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1 and 2 point Perspective

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1 point perspective cube

2 point perspective

As well as teaching art and design I also teach design technology, to both upper and lower school. Years 10 and 11 study AQA graphic products and tomorrow year 10 are having an introduction to one and two-point perspective. My old slides were a bit boring so today I have spent some time revisiting them and sprucing them up.

The powerpoint for the lesson is below if you would like to download it!

1 and 2 point perspective PP

Chalk and Charcoal – Year 10

Lion Chalk Charcoal

The theme for year 10 this half term is Buildings and Architecture, so one of the tasks set was to reproduce a stone lion image in chalk and charcoal. Above are a few of the pieces produced by the class, as you can see each pupil has their own style when applying the media. Some of the class really liked the loose and expressive quality of chalk and charcoal, while others really struggled. I think we shall be revisiting it later this year!

GCSE information pack for year 10

Year 10 ART Information Pack

I have been working on putting together a short introduction booklet for the new year 10 pupils taking GCSE art and design in September. It will hopefully give them and their parents a better idea of what the course will cover and a brief introduction into the way it will be assessed. I have also included some helpful tips for pupils such as how to create a quality sketchbook and how to analyse other artists.

I originally created the document in Apple’s Pages but I have exported a copy into word so hopefully it should work OK!
Please click on the link below to download a copy.

Art GCSE info pack WORD