KS4 students follow a curriculum that leads to a GCSE qualification in Art, Craft & design.
Year 10 and 11 Art pupils complete the AQA Art, Craft & Design curriculum over a period of two years and are also required to do an externally set exam for 10hrs. There are two topics/themes studied in detail during the course and cover all the mastery skills in art and design where students work through four assessment objectives required to complete for the GSCE.
Trips are organised where students can extend their learning outside the classroom and incorporate ideas into their sketchbooks and design sheets.
|Year 10 Curriculum Overview||Themes||Unit content|
|Term 1||Computer Science:|
Computer systems; hardware, software and networks.
Enterprise and entrepreneurship, Business planning, Business ownership, Business aims and objectives, Stakeholders in business, Business growth.
How to plan pre-production effectively including understanding of client requirements and reviewing pre-production briefs under the key concepts of purpose, use, and content.
|Term 2||Computer Science:|
Architecture and legislation
Marketing and People
Creating digital graphics
Networking, legal responsibilities, morals and ethics.
The role of marketing, Market research, Market segmentation, The marketing mix.
The role of human resources, Organisational structures and working patterns, Communication in business, Recruitment and selection, Motivation and retention, Training and development, Employment law.
The key concepts of digital graphics editing for the creative and digital media sector, to meet client requirements.
|Term 3|| Computer Science:|
Creating digital graphics
Designing a game concept
Advanced programming, sequencing of instructions.
Production processes, Quality of goods and services, The sales process and customer service, Consumer law.
Digital graphical editing to meet a client brief.
Core features of digital games in order to create a games design concept proposal that can be presented to a client for critical review.
|Year 11 Curriculum Overview||Themes||Unit content|
|Term 1||Final Outcomes.||Students make a personal response based on their research, experimenting and development of ideas in relation to their artist/s.|
|Term 2||Externally set exam Preparation||Students work on producing work based on the four assessment objectives by answering on of the set questions from the exam paper.
AO1: Develop ideas through investigations, demonstrating critical understanding of sources.
AO2: Refine work by exploring ideas, selecting and experimenting with appropriate media, materials, techniques and processes.
AO3: Record ideas, observations and insights relevant to intentions as work progresses.
|Term 3||Complete Exam & all coursework by mid-May||AO4: Present a personal and meaningful response that realises intentions and demonstrates understanding of visual language|