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Post 16 'Art' Scheme of work

Discussion in 'Art and design' started by thebutler, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. Could anyone help me with ideas for Post 16 schemes of work?; I am an accomplished Graphic Designer and new to education. I can teach techniques in art, ie.,How to use watercolours or how to create various effects but I am unsure of the formal structure for '0' and 'A' level work. I have read the NC descriptors but it is vague.
    Can anyone help with examples of SOW they have taught or give general guidance so that I could put together a SOW ? Is sculpture and textiles optional ?
  2. The courses are GCSE 'O' level & A' Level:
    Art & Design.
    Could someone clarify how Art & Design Graphics differs; I understand it in real terms but academically couldn't a piece of Graphic Design be entered as Art & Design or would it be graded differently?
    Sorry for my ignorance but as I mentioned I am new to the education industry.
  3. Regarding the context, what I would like to know is :
    Is there a formal structure in teaching Art ? For example in D&T Product Design/ RM you have to teach the material types in depth, types of plastics, metals & woods. Also identifying correct glue types, their names, usage & health & safety aspects. Different screw types,nuts/bolts and correct tool usage or the components in electronics and also the works of known designers. Any technical drawing has to adhere to strict rules.
    In Art are there certain artists that have to be studied or set rules when using materials or a formal list of techniques to be taught a certain way in order that the students meet exam requirements?
    I think I am right in saying that in D&T there is a formal written test but not in Art other than producing a final piece and submitting coursework (sketch books)
  4. Hi Butler.
    I am new to this site, and 2nd year DTLLS student art and design. You may have awnsered your question by now. I would see your mentor/head of dept and ask to see the SOW. You sound as though you need to workshadow first.
  5. Hi,
    If you know, or can find out, which Exam Board's GCSE (not O Level any more) or GCE A Level course is being taught at the centre where you are teaching, you will be able to find the full specification online. For the Edexcel specifications you do not need an online password to download this information and you will find them very helpful. The GCSE specification has example schemes of work and there is plenty of guidance on teaching plus other supporting documents.
    If you need the Edexcel GCSE Art and Design spec it's here http://www.edexcel.com/quals/gcse/gcse09/Art/Pages/default.aspx
    If you need the Edexcel GCE Art and Design spec it's here http://www.edexcel.com/quals/gce/gce08/art/Pages/default.aspx
    All endorsements can be found within our specification.
    Normally for Art and Design there will be an overarching title for the specification called Art & Design - this would usually be available in an undendorsed (general A&D option) or as a particular specialism ie Textiles, Fine Art, 3D etc and in your case Graphic Communications. Under the D&T specifications Graphics is usually called Graphic Products and as you say D&T does have written exams.
    If you need further advice please write to me at art&designsubjectadvisor@edexcelexperts.co.uk
    Best wishes,
    Susan Young
    follow me on twitter @artdesignadv - recommends @theartcriminal @LBNSEAD @schoolduggery


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