Lower V (Year 10)
First Coursework Project: The Natural World & Metamorphosis
In this coursework project, students will cover a wide range of 2-D and 3-D making processes and techniques through exploring the theme of Natural Forms and Metamorphosis.
Students will develop strong observational drawing skills, using the natural world as the source material. Photography, painting and drawing will be used as a way of initially recording thoughts and objects. These ideas will be supported and informed by contextual research which includes looking at the work of painter Juan Sánchez Cotán, contemporary artist Peter Randall Page and ceramicist Kate Malone. Further ideas will then be developed from observational starting points and various experimental 2-D and 3-D processes and techniques will be used. Students will also understand how to communicate and explain their understanding of experimentation and the development of ideas. Although very much a teacher-led project, students will also be expected to develop a personal response and take on an increasing amount of independence when working. The artistic journey will be completed by the creation of an informed, meaningful and personal response.
Second Coursework Project: Personal Project from Given Starting Point
The second coursework project theme is to be determined by the GCSE exam theme 2015 and introduced in the Summer Term. This project will continue into the Upper V year, until the exam paper is introduced in February 2016. Please refer to the Upper V curriculum information for further details on this project.
This project is intended to be much more self-directed by students. Your daughter will be supported with this through individual tutorials with her teacher where personalised targets will be set.
Previous exam themes have been: