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Copleston High School

Curriculum Maps

A summary of some of the topics we study are outlined in our curriculum maps:

 



 

How will my child be assessed?

 

Assessment and Feedback Outline Approach

KS3

Throughout Year 7 and 8, students are taught one project per half term.

Each project is structured in a similar manner to GCSE Art, meaning that students encounter different artists of inspiration, then experiment with materials and techniques, record their own ideas and then create a planned, refined and personal final piece.
 

Each KS3 project is assessed against simplified GCSE assessment objectives:

  • Artist pages
  • Experiments
  • Drawings
  • Final piece

KS4

GCSE Art & Design requires the completion of 2 components (personal portfolio and an externally set assignment).

 

The personal portfolio, which accounts for 60% of the GCSE, is centre set and is completed over Year 9, 10 and half of Year 11. This involves the completion of 3 coursework projects, using a variety of 2D and 3D methods.

 

The externally set assignment, accounts for 40% of the GCSE, and runs from February of Year 11 to May of Year 11.

 

Both components are assessed in the same way; against the assessment objectives below:

  • 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.
  • AO4: Present a personal and meaningful response that realises intentions and demonstrates understanding of visual language.

KS5

A Level Fine Art requires the completion of 3 components (personal portfolio, personal study, and the externally set assignment).

 

The personal portfolio and personal study (12%) accounts for 60% of the A Level. This involves the completion of 2 coursework modules beginning in September of Year 12, and concluding in December of Year 13.

 

The externally set assignment, accounts for 40% of the A Level, and runs from January of Year 13 until May of Year 13.

 

Both components are assessed in the same way; against the assessment objectives below:

  • 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.
  • AO4: Present a personal and meaningful response that realises intentions and demonstrates understanding of visual language.