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Thirsk School

& Sixth Form College


    In GCSE Art & Design we cover the Fine Art endorsement looking at painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture and/or alternative media.

    The topics we study are :

    Year 10

    • still life - fragments
    • portraiture – mock exam
    • YSP –  metamorphosis /sculpture project

    Year 11

    • still life mixed media
    • print project
    • mock exam
    • final project

    Assessment :

    • consistent verbal feedback throughout the course
    • peer and self-assessment
    • students can monitor their skills using the tracking sheet in every book completed by their teacher at the end of every project
    • formative comment and grade after every topic,  indicating progress
    • coursework is completed in March of Year 11 - 60% of final grade
    • preparation for and completion of exam - 40% of final grade

    Learning beyond the classroom :

    • following Thirsk School Art Department’s Pinterest Boards & registering with Showbie
    • attending extra-curricular trips
    • drawing from observation on a regular basis as well as for coursework purposes
    • visiting Art galleries regularly to experience primary sources

    Teaching KS4 Art are the following staff :

    Mrs L Atkinson - Head of Art

    Mrs J Fenwick - Teacher of Art

    Mrs H Webb - Teacher of Art