Balshaw’s Church of England High School

Art

Art Department Staff

  • Mrs M Higgins – Curriculum Leader
  • Mr P McFarlane

Art Ambassadors

  • To be decided

Technical Support staff

  • Mrs J Eagle
  • Miss J Fisher

Information for GSCE Art Students - January 2017

Dear Parent/Carer,

Please be aware that your son/daughter's Art GCSE externally set preparation period has started this week (9th January 2017). It is imperative that he/she makes full use of the time allocated (approximately two months), in order to complete this important assessment. All the research work undertaken during the preparation time is marked and used in the actual exam.

Thank you
Mrs Higgins and Mr McFarlane
 

Art Projects for Years 7 to 11

Year 7 National Curriculum Level Expected: 3 to 5

  • Test – 1 lesson
  • Folder Label – 1 week
  • Spheres/Circles – 4 weeks
  • Tonal Strip – 1 week
  • Still Life – 8 weeks
  • Shoe – 8 weeks
  • Insects – 6 weeks
  • Cubes – 2 weeks
  • Stools – 6 weeks

Year 8 National Curriculum Level: expected 4 to 6

  • Hand/Pencil Tones – 4 weeks
  • Hand/Painted Lines – 4 weeks
  • Art Gallery Exhibition Project – 5 weeks
  • House – 6 weeks
  • House Sketchpad Homework – 5 weeks
  • Perspective/Liquorice Allsorts – 2 weeks
  • 3D Contemporary Pots – 8 weeks
  • Graphics  – 2 weeks
  • Graphics Packaging – 6 weeks

Year 9 National Curriculum Level: expected 5 to 8

  • Landscape/Figure Drawing – 1 term
  • Graphic Based Project – 6 weeks
  • Tie/Watch Project – 4 weeks
  • Portrait – 8 weeks
  • Ruth Piper Map Project - 8 weeks

Year 10

  • Still Life – Term 1
  • Natural Forms – Term 2
  • Sculpture Project – Term 3
  • Extension Studies – Summer Holiday

Year 11

  • Natural Forms – 6 weeks
  • Cubism/3D Sculptures – 6 weeks
  • Controlled Mock Examination – 5 weeks
  • Individual Exhibition Work – 5 weeks
  • Externally Set Task Preparation Period – 4 weeks
  • Externally Set Task  – 1 week
  • Final Coursework Deadline: Collation of Exhibition – 3 weeks