Balshaw’s Church of England High School

Art

Art Department Staff

For more information about the Subject curriculum, please contact: Mrs M Higgins the Curriculum Leader.

  • Mrs M Higgins - Curriculum Leader
  • Mr P McFarlane

Art Ambassadors

  • Saffron Gilbert-Whaite
  • Jessica Abram

Technical Support staff

  • Mrs J Eagle

Information for GCSE Art Students - March to April 2018

The GCSE Externally Set Assessment will start the week beginning 16th April 2018. It is imperative that students makes full use of the 10 hours allocated by the AQA Examination Board, in order to complete this assessment. (Two sessions have been timetabled and, therefore, it is expected that all students will have completed the test and their preparation work by Friday, 20th April 2018).

The sessions are:
11B - Tuesday 17th April and Thursday 19th April 2018
11C - Tuesday 17th April and Thursday 19th April 2018

More information can be seen in this letter.

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