Art

Curriculum from September 2016/17

Two years Fine Art at GCSE level offers students a wide variety of visual experience through different art media and techniques.

Students are encouraged to:

Develop their practical skills through a range of Art processes.

Explore overlapping areas and combinations of areas and are encouraged to become more sensitive and knowledgeable about Fine Art practise in its broadest contexts. A lot of the work you do will be based on drawing and careful observation and you will be encouraged to develop your own approach to creating works of art through studying and appreciating the work of artists and cultures of other times and places. You will be expected to form opinions and comment on your own and other artists’ work. GCSE Fine Art demands commitment and requires the student to work at home on their own initiative. A large proportion of the work is drawing; observation; research and experimentation. Evaluation, using the language of Art, of their own work and that of other artists/crafts-people is also a requirement.

The work the students do during the course is assessed and contributes towards their final mark. There is also an externally set assignment at the end of the course. They will be expected to keep all their work and display it for assessment in April of the second year.

60% Component 1: Portfolio

40% Component 2: Externally Set Assignment

Website: www.aqa.org.uk

Exam: January to March Year 11

Controlled Assessments:

Throughout Year 10 and Year 11

Mrs KS Carter – Art Teacher

Art & Design: Three-Dimensional Design GCSE

Two years in three-dimensional Design students will be introduced to a variety of experiences exploring a range of three-dimensional media, techniques and processes. Students are encouraged to:

Investigate different ways of working in a range of art, craft and design processes including two and three-dimensions and traditional/new media and technologies.

Show understanding of the relationship of form and function. Develop practical skills and become knowledgeable about three-dimensional art and its different styles and genres.

A lot of the work you do will be based on drawing and careful observation and you will be encouraged to develop your own approach to creating works of art through studying and appreciating the work of artists and cultures of other times and places. You will be expected to form opinions and comment on your own and other artists’ work. GCSE Art demands commitment and requires the student to work at home on their own initiative. A large proportion of the work is drawing; observation; research and experiment. Evaluation, using the language of Art, of their own work and that of other artists/crafts-people is also a requirement.

The work the students do during the course is assessed and contributes towards their final mark. There is also an externally set assignment at the end of the course. They will be expected to keep all their work and display it for assessment in April of the second year.

60% Component 1: Portfolio

40% Component 2: Externally Set Assignment

AQA Website: www.aqa.org.uk

Exam: January to March Year 11

Controlled Assessments: Throughout Year 10 and Year 11

Mrs KS Carter – Art Teacher

Food Preparation and Nutrition

GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition is a new exciting and creative course which focuses on practical cooking skills to ensure students develop an understanding of core knowledge through the teaching of commodities. This qualification focuses on nurturing students’ practical cookery skills and understanding of nutrition.

Section 1: Core Knowledge

This covers eight subjects and these aspects filter into the commodity topics found in Section 3. The topics are; Principles of nutrition, Diet and good health, The Science of cooking food, Food spoilage, Food provenance and food waste, Cultures and cuisines, Technological aspects & Factors affecting food choice.

Section 2: Basic mixtures and recipes

Use of practical in class to aid knowledge and understanding of other areas as well as the development of their making skills.

Section 3: Commodities

The commodities covered are; Cereals, Fruits and vegetables, Milk Cheese and Yoghurt, Meat, Poultry, Fish and Eggs, Beans, Nuts and Seeds, Soya, Tofu and my protein, Butter, Oil, Margarines, Sugar and Syrup.

EXAM: Paper 1: Food preparation and nutrition (50%)

Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes

The paper will be made up of two sections. Section A includes questions based on stimulus material and is worth 15 marks and Section B is a series of structured, short and extended response questions that are designed to assess the content related to food preparation and nutrition – this is worth 85 marks.

NON- EXAM ASSESSMENT (NEA):

Task 1: Food investigation (15%) Written Report Students’ understanding of the working characteristics, functional and chemical properties of ingredients. Students will submit a written report (1,500–2,000 words) including photographic evidence of the practical investigation as well as both charts and graphs to support.

NON- EXAM ASSESSMENT (NEA):

Task 2: Food preparation assessment (35%)

Written Portfolio Students’ knowledge, skills and understanding in relation to the planning, preparation, cooking, presentation of food and application of nutrition related to the chosen task. Students will prepare, cook and present a final menu of three dishes within a single period of no more than three hours, planned in advance. Students will submit a written portfolio (15 A4 pages) including photographic evidence.

50% Written Exam

50% Non-Exam Assessment

Exam: May/June of Year 11

Controlled Assessments: Throughout Year 11 (October / February)

Ms S Bonnick – Subject Teacher

Design & Technology GCSE

Two years

Students learn to design and make products that solve genuine, relevant problems within different contexts. Students will acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on additional disciplines such as Mathematics, Science, Engineering, Computing and Art. The majority of the specification is delivered through practical application.

Core Technical Principles:

• New and emerging technologies

• Energy storage and generation

• Modern and Smart materials

• Systems approach to designing

• Mechanical devices

• Materials and their properties

Specialist Technical Principles:

Students will learn more in-depth knowledge in one specialist material area:

• Paper and board (Graphic Products)

• Timber (Resistant Materials/Product Design)

• Electronic and mechanical systems (Domestic appliances and Motor

Vehicles)

Students are encouraged to use their creativity and imagination to design and make prototypes that solve real and relevant problems, considering their own and others’ needs.

The assessment is made up of two components:

• Non-examined assessment (NEA) – Design & Make (35 hours)

• Written Exam (2 hours)

The non-examined assessment piece consists of a project that addresses all the assessment objectives in an iterative, holistic way. The evidence required for the project consists of a product and design folio. The written exam tests knowledge and understanding of core technical principles, specialist technical principles and designing and making principles.

50% Unit 1: Written Exam 100 marks

50% Unit 2: Design & Making Practice 100 marks

Exam: May of Year 11

NEA: Throughout the course

Mr MA Chantler – Head of Design & Technology

VOCATIONAL STUDIES

(Motor Vehicle, Construction & Hairdressing)

 

Faculty area: Vocational Studies              Area Leader: Mr N Ashley

 Explanation of what the faculty covers:

 Two main areas; Motor Vehicle Studies and Construction Training

The Vocational learning centre is set up for hands-on activities. Everything we use are the full scale, genuine, industry standard tools and equipment. Areas of study are tailored to suit the student’s previous knowledge, planned to meet their needs and fulfil a suitable qualification. We are literally building and improving the learning environment to meet with the demands of the workplace and to produce worthwhile educational outcomes.

We have our own dedicated building which is setup to be safe, yet operate and feel like a realistic workplace.

 What we do at Key Stage 3

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 What we do at Key Stage 4

Both Construction and Motor Vehicle courses are delivered starting at Level one. We also offer BTEC Level two, which is a more academically demanding programme of study and ideally will be spread over a two year period.

In all cases, studies are arranged into several Units, each developing a different trade and/or an increasing level of skill and specialism. This also offers a range of finishing points, from Award through Certificate to Diploma.

At Level one we offer ABC Motor Vehicle and City & Guilds Construction.

At level two we offer BTEC Motor Vehicle and BTEC Construction & the Built Environment.

What we do at Key Stage 5

Both Construction and Motor Vehicle courses are delivered. Students who are resitting GCSE’s often choose a Level one course as this is studied over one year. We also offer BTEC Level two, which is a more academically demanding programme of study and ideally will be over a two year period.

In all cases, studies are arranged into several Units, each developing a different trade and/or an increasing level of skill and specialism. This also offers a range of finishing points, from Award through Certificate to Diploma.

At Level one we offer ABC Motor Vehicle and City & Guilds Construction.

At level two we offer BTEC Motor Vehicle and BTEC Construction & the Built Environment.

 

          

 

Hairdressing

Faculty name:    Hairdressing   Faculty Leader Mr Chantler

Explanation of what the faculty covers:

To cover a wide range of hairdressing skills, working on each or models/clients at level 1 and 2 City and Guilds qualification. This is delivered over either one or two years depending on the course.

All students are encouraged to work at completing the course to a high level.

What we do at Key Stage 3:

n/a

 What we do at Key Stage 4

1 AND 2 YEAR COURSES are available

Level 1 qualification 1 year course

It comprise of different units that are assessed practically in the salon and theory/assignments that are completed in the classroom.

It covers 101 Working in the industry and 102 personal presentation which are mandatory

Then we cover 003 Shampoo and condition, 103 Styling women’s hair and 105 Plaiting as optional units.

All units have practical assessments and theory elements except 101 which is just an assignment unit.

2 year course consists 2 mandatory units and 10 other units from the optional units.

Creating an image using colour

Colour hair using temporary colour

Create a hair and beauty image

Health and safety

Reception

Working with others

Art of dressing hair

Skin Care

Hand Care

Basic make up

Themed face painting

Manicure

Nail art

 What we do at Key Stage 5:

Level 2 Qulification Vrq City and Guilds

8 units which include

Working in the industry

Health and safety

Consultation

Shampoo and condition

Cutting

Colouring

Promoting Services/Products

Styling hair

6 have practical assessments to be completed on a model/client in our salon or workplace and all 8 units have online testing to complete in one of our IT suites.

The qualification is adapted to suit a learners needs so can be delivered over 2 years if needed.

Learners will be encouraged to work on models to gain the confidence needed to develop the skills required to complete the qualification.

Formative and summative assessments are carried out throughout the qualification.

A placement in a working salon is expected as part of the qualification. This allows the learners to practice their skills and to gain more knowledge and experience through working in a salon outside of school.

 All practical assessments are assessed by the tutor and an IQA will visit every 6 weeks

Online test are completed approx. every 6 weeks or whenever the learner is ready.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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We are consulting on an important new proposal for Kirkby College to join a Multi-Academy Trust (MAT). Please see our letters page for further information, document called MAT 2017. Thank you