This is a two year Level 2 course which consists of two units
You will be given an assignment brief which assesses your knowledge. You will have one opportunity for feedback then you will receive a final grade. This will be carried out in lessons as part of controlled assessment
we look at three major sectors. These are early years education, social care services and health care services.
We aim to teach using a vocational slant. We include a trip at the beginning of the course to look at the services around the local area. Our lessons are planned so that we explore the services and ways of working to give students a good grounding in health and social care for further study/ training. Homework will be set to support learning in lessons.
Successful students need be imaginative, creative and positive. Students must be organised and prepared to work hard in their own time. Patience and peristence are key virtues, as is the ability to take criticism positively. Successful students need to be open, expressive and committed.
GCSE students are encouraged to work over an extended period of time on the development of their projects. This process is broken down into easily understood targets by the Art teacher and requires a mature and independent approach from the student in order to be successful.
Students should always have a set of personal targets to complete – these targets are likely to be detailed on the student’s Progress Log and found on the task lists in their sketchbook.
Ask your son/daughter about their artwork and their ideas. Take them to galleries and to places where they can gather photographs for their work. Provide them with materials and tools, and try to sort out a space in the house for them to study. Finally, ask to see their Progress Logs – it’s all there!
The Art Department opens its doors daily to students to come and work at break, lunchtime and after school on Tuesdays & Thursdays. We regularly arrange Saturday Workshops, sometimes inviting specialist artists to deliver a master class. There are many other opportunities to be involved more in Art such as mural painting, Rock Challenge set design and Saatchi Online (www.saatchionline.com/shtc)