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St Thomas More Catholic Secondary School

St Thomas More
Catholic Secondary School

Year 10 

Curriculum Intention:

One of the main aims of terms 1 and 2 is not only to develop a range of skills but also to understand how artists have developed their work AO1, so that the students can understand how their work can be developed into a design then product later. The skills they will learn will also provide them with a range of work that will link to AO2, to show how a range of media and processes should be developed in the project. The initial drawing aspect will also improve their general recording ability and should show the students that they can produce quality work.  This structure of basic recording and idea formulation, followed by development of ideas linking to contextual sources follows through into their second unit ‘7 Deadly Sins’ in HT6. This unit is given a centre set title which allows students to work to an existing theme, with the ability to carry out independent investigation, something which we are praised for as a centre.

Curriculum Implementation:

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Sept 2nd - Oct 14th

Set tasks and skills build ‘Extreme Sports’

Jan 6th – 10th Feb

Artist Copies and Responses ‘Extreme Sports’

20th April – 18th May

Experimentation and Final Outcomes ‘Extreme Sports’

Half term

Half term

Half term

Oct 28th – Dec 16th

Set tasks and skills build ‘Extreme Sports’

24th Feb – 30th March

Brief introduced. Guided initial development. Developments and typography.

1st June – 13th July

Unit 1: ‘7 Deadly Sins’

Tonal Studies and Idea Development

Christmas Holidays

Easter Holidays

Summer Holidays

 

Outcomes:

Skills: This is one of the main areas of focus at this point of the project. A range of skills will be developed and improved so that the students start to understand their strengths

Understanding: Students will understand how different artists have developed their work and analyse why these choices were made

Creativity: At this stage the main creativity will be within the inspiration of other artists and designers, looking at how to use one inspiration and make it more personal.

Employability skills:

Students develop fundamental creative skills, build resilience and create a portfolio of work to satisfy a brief.

Year 11 

Curriculum Intention:

From term 3 in Year 10, schemes of learning are designed to support the formulation of a project which satisfies assessment objectives 1-4. Students respond to a centre-set title which allows students to work to a common theme, with the ability to carry out independent investigation, something which we are praised for as a centre.

In term 2 of Yr 11, students explore individual topics based upon an externally set task (choice of 5 titles), culminating in the production of a final outcome, in their 10 hour exam just before Easter. This unit is started as soon as possible, to allow students to work with the maximum preparation time as set by the exam board.

Curriculum Implementation:

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Sept 2nd - Oct 14th

Unit 1: ‘7 Deadly Sins’

Artist Copies and Responses

Jan 6th – 10th Feb

Unit 2: Externally Set Task

Initial recording and topic formulation

Unit 2: Externally Set Task

Artist Copies and Responses- Initial Development.

Deep Learning Activities

20th April – 18th May

Unit 1: Revisit, refine and present.

Half term

Half term

Half term

Oct 28th – Dec 16th

Unit 1: ‘7 Deadly Sins’

Development and Final Pieces

(Mock Exam)

24th Feb – 30th March

Unit 2: Externally Set Task

Development, Experimentation and Exam- Final Piece

1st June – 13th July

Study Leave

Christmas Holidays

Easter Holidays

Summer Holidays

 

Outcomes:

Understanding: Students will understand how different artists have developed their work and analyse why these choices were made

Creativity: Students will selectively take inspiration of other artists, looking at how to create work which meets their identified title, but demonstrates understanding of multiple influences.

Management: Students will become increasingly responsible for the preparation, storage and production of work. At the end of Yr 11 they are working almost entirely independently.

Employability skills:

Students further develop fundamental creative skills, build resilience and create a portfolio of work to satisfy a brief.