Number of lessons per fortnight: 6
|1 & 2||Title: Portfolio of Skills – Imaginative Landscapes 2D/3D
Learning and Materials: Students will explore line, pattern, colour, composition and mixed media through the study of Hundertwasser’s imaginative landscapes. They will design a composition based either on the Oxford city sky line or another skyline of the teacher’s choice. They will complete a 3D clay construction exploring texture, pattern and colour inspired by Hundertwasser and Antoni Gaudi.
Artists: Hundertwasser, Antoni Gaudi
|3 & 4||Title: Portfolio of Skills – Pop Art 2D/3D
Learning and Materials: Students investigate Pop Art using a variety of materials and techniques. They will build on their drawing skills using ellipses, one and two point perspective. The main focus is using chalk pastels and 3D construction.
Artists: Wayne Thiebaud, Claes Oldenberg, James Rosenquist, Andy Warhol. Roy Lictenstein
|5 & 6||Title: Portfolio of Skills – Body Decoration
Learning and Materials: Students are introduced to body decoration from different cultures including Ta Moko, Mehndi and Tahitian tattooing. Students will work with different techniques and materials. Students will explore pattern, composition and blending colours.
Artists: Tribal artists and craftspeople from Polynesia, Asia, Africa and Native American Indian
Number of lessons per fortnight: 5
|1 & 2||Title: Portfolio of Skills – Still Life
Learning and Materials: Students will extend their skills by exploring and investigating still life. They will use a variety of materials, tools and techniques exploring both 2D processes and 3D wire and card construction.
Artists: Raoul Dufy, Pablo Picasso, Paul Cezanne, Patrick Caulfield, Priscilla Jones, Joseph Cornell, Michael Demeng
|3 & 4||Title: Portfolio of Skills – Windows and Doorways
Learning and Materials: Students will be given the starting point of Windows and Doorways. They will investigate architecture, shop fronts, interesting and unique windows and doorways. They will look at a variety of artists and techniques including collage, printmaking, clay and mixed media.
Artists: Ian Murphy, Edward Hopper, Valerie Barden, Banksy, Blek Le Rat, Robert Rauschenberg
|5 & 6||Title: Portfolio of Skills – Windows and Doorways – Developing an independent idea
Learning and Materials: Students explore and develop their own independent ideas based on the theme of windows and doorways. Students will explore composition, materials and techniques realising intentions to produce a final outcome.
Artists: Students choose artists they would like to further investigate.
Number of lessons per fortnight: 5
|1 & 2||Title: Pattern
Learning and Materials: Students will explore pattern, line, shape, form, colour, tone, texture, repetition and composition through an investigation into different pattern artists. They will work with a variety of materials and tools. After investigating different artists and techniques led by the teacher they will develop an idea of their own producing a final outcome.
Artists: Melinda Hackett, Dean Russo, MWM Graphics
In the independent learning stage students can choose to explore the above artists further or be inspired and research artists and styles of their own choice.
|3 & 4||Title: Exam
Students are set questions from the AQA exam board, they are to choose one option and research and develop an idea. This culminates in a 10 hour exam undertaken in supervised exam conditions. All exam work including preparatory studies must be submitted at the end of the 10 hours.
Artists: AQA will list artists as a starting point and students can also select other artists to be inspired by, research and develop.
|5||Students will spend this time reviewing and completing coursework before the assessment deadline.|