Art Department – Y9 options and careers information presentation

Below is a copy of our Year 9 Options presentation. It shows how to create successful sketchbooks and explains the Assessment Objectives (AO) 1 – Explore; AO 2 – Understand; AO 3 – Create: AO 4 Evaluate. It also discusses you will develop whilst completing the course.

What will students learn?

You will have the chance during this two year course to use many different materials and to experiment with different techniques.  This enables you to discover your strengths within the subject so we can work with them allowing you to achieve the best grade you can!  This could be simply drawing and painting or it could be ceramics, sculpture, print making, digital photography, graphics, fashion or textiles, to name but a few areas of study. Students will learn to engage with the world around them by recording, questioning and analysing what they see and develop the confidence to express their ideas and opinions with confidence.

 

How will it be assessed?

We follow the G.C.S.E AQA Art and Design Course where 60% of your final grade is coursework, and 40% is from the exam.  At the end of the two year course we have an exhibition where your parents and teachers have the opportunity to see all your work.

 

How are students taught?

The course is all practical; however the development of ideas and the analysis of Artists’ work is an integral part.  Each student will work through a themed project, resulting in a highly individual finished piece. During the course there will be opportunities for gallery visits and onsite sketching. This will increase your Art awareness and analytical thinking, but also gives you inspiration to take on new and different ideas for your own work

 

What abilities, skills and interest will students need?

Students must have a genuine interest in art and be capable of working independently, but above all they must be enthusiastic.  They should have self-reliance and be able to develop ideas and solve problems.  Students must be creative and open-minded, but prepared to make mistakes. They should be careful and patient, but also capable of experimentation.

 

What could this course lead to?

Students could continue to study Art at ‘A’ Level, then at Foundation and Degree level.  A GCSE in Art can also lead to careers in all aspects of the Arts and Media, fashion and design. Examples include:

 

  • Artist
  • Animator
  • Advertising
  • Architecture
  • Community Arts Worker
  • Artist in Residence
  • Education
  • Graphic Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Jewellery Designer
  • Make Up Artist
  • Photographer
  • Production Designer – Theatre/Television/Film
  • Textile Designer
  • performing Arts
  • publishing
  • software and computer games

The opportunities are extensive for people with creative minds. The creative industries provide over 2 million jobs in the UK and is one of the fastest growing areas of employment.

Below is a copy of our Year 9 Options presentation. It shows how to create successful sketchbooks and explains the Assessment Objectives (AO) 1 – Explore; AO 2 – Understand; AO 3 – Create: AO 4 Evaluate. It also discusses you will develop whilst completing the course.

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