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Year 10 Curriculum Information - Art
Examination Board


Topics covered in the Autumn term

“All you can eat” – Art based on the theme of food

Topics Covered in the Spring Term

“Music & Lyrics” – Art based on the theme of music

Topics Covered in the Summer Term

“Essence of the City” – Art based on the theme of the city

  • In each project students produce a body of work and a final piece. The body of work explores the theme through drawing and experimenting with different materials and then the students come up with their own idea for a final piece based on the theme. Once completed these projects are assessed and students are awarded a grade and feedback for improvement.
  • Student’s sketchbooks are marked regularly with concise and specific feedback for improvement and a GCSE grade that they are working towards.
  • In year 10 students will sit a 5 hour Art exam in the Summer term, students will plan a final piece to create in this exam based around the theme of Music & Lyrics.
Special Requirements/Equipment
  • Students should always arrive with a pen, pencil, ruler, rubber and a selection of coloured pencils. Students will always be informed of special requirements as and when necessary.
  • For home learning tasks we encourage students to have a selection of Art materials that are solely used for home learning tasks. This would include paints, shading pencils, pastels etc. At the start of year 10 students have the option of ordering these materials through school, therefore making it cheaper and easier.
Home Learning
  • Home learning is set every week and is very varied. Some are specific tasks which students should spend 1-2 hours on, and some are ‘finishing off’ class work tasks.
  • Home learning tasks are taken very seriously as everything that is created in year 10 is submitted as coursework. Coursework is worth 60% of their overall grade.
  • As a department we run an ‘Art catch-up’ afterschool for GCSE students so they can do their home learning tasks in school and use the schools resources.
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