Curriculum: 6th Form

6th Form Curriculum Guide - Year 13 Textiles (Art)
Term 1Personal investigation   
COMPONENT ONE Personal Investigation AO1/AO3 - Investigations, analysis & experiments. This term focuses on research; analysis; sources of inspiration and experimenting with media and materials as well as textiles techniques and processes. Students will produce a series of drawings and paintings and collect as wide a range of primary and secondary sources of inspiration as possible. They will engage with a number of relevant artists and designers demonstrating a critical understanding of sources. Students will show that they can develop ideas through purposeful investigations by producing a range of ‘Working in the style of’ samples for the artists/ designers they have studied. * Students write sections 1 & 2 of ‘Personal Investigation’ essay.
Assessment: One to one tutorials using the marking grid. Assessment focus: AO1, AO3Key Words and Terms
 
Term 2Personal investigation   
COMPONENT ONE Personal Investigation AO2 - Exploring & developing ideas During this term, students use their sources of inspiration to inspire a range of initial ideas. These sketches are then ‘brought to life’ using a range of different materials. Students then explore their initial ideas further by experimenting with a range of drawing and painting media; materials; textiles techniques and processes. Three of these ideas are then developed further before selecting one to use as a final idea. At this stage students are still considering different materials, techniques and processes and have not decided on the most suitable ones yet so will produce alternative samples for as many ways of decorating/ constructing their final idea as possible. * Students write section 3 of ‘Personal Investigation’ essay.
Assessment: One to one tutorials using the marking grid. Assessment focus: AO2Key Words and Terms
 
Term 3Personal Investigation   
COMPONENT ONE Personal Investigation AO2 - Refining final idea At this stage, most students have decided which techniques and processes are the most suitable to use but are still refining their use of materials, colour, pattern, shape, style, imagery & texture. Students will spend time refining every different part of their intended practical outcome. Previous samples will be developed further. Students will produce mock-ups to trial different shapes and styles as well as a prototype to check the final appearance and function of their intended outcome. Once students have done this they will produce a refined final idea that incorporates all modifications that arise from the ‘refining final idea’ stage. * Students write section 4 of ‘Personal Investigation’ essay.
Assessment: One to one tutorials using the marking grid. Assessment focus: AO2Key Words and Terms
 
Term 4Personal Investigation   
COMPONENT ONE Personal Investigation AO4 - Presenting personal response practical outcome During term 4, students will refine each part of their refined final idea further. Trials of all intended techniques and processes will be carried out before students present a personal & meaningful final practical outcome. * Students complete ‘Personal Investigation’ essay in full – first draft.
Assessment: One to one tutorials using the marking grid. Assessment focus: AO4Key Words and Terms
 
Term 5Personal Investigation   
COMPONENT ONE Personal Investigation In term 5, students will organise their portfolio, sketchbooks and practical work ready for submission to the exam board. * Students complete final draft of ‘Personal Investigation’ essay including the bibliography
Assessment: All work assessed using assessment objectives criteriaKey Words and Terms
 

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