KS4: BTEC Art and Design Practice
At Key Stage 4, art is taught in mixed ability option groups. Students study the BTEC Level 2 Tech Award in Art and Design Practice.
Students studying the BTEC will learn the features and techniques of a wide range of material and techniques and how they are practically applied. They will learn how to generate ideas within art and design through their understanding of art movements and styles. They will also learn how to assess and develop their existing practical skills and how to put in place a plan for development and final outcome.
The learning aims of the course encompass the investigation of art and design practice as well as the ability to generate and communicate art and design ideas. They also focus on the development of skills through application and review as well as the ability to record and communicate their skills development.
Each learning aim is broken down into specific grading criteria and together these learning aims reflect the knowledge, skills and attitudes that students need in order to develop, create or evaluate artwork in a variety of styles and contexts.
Schedule of Learning
- Modules 1-4: Component: Experimenting with art and design processes, generating art and design ideas.
- Modules 5-6: Developing practical skills through application, recording and review.
Students will be able to gain the necessary knowledge and understanding whilst applying this knowledge within their practical works though practical experimentation and reflection. They will have access to specific artwork resources including an A3 sketchbook, fine art materials and editing software that will enable them to develop their work further.
BTEC Art and Design aims to equip all students with the knowledge, understanding and skills to address further courses in Art and Design, as well as specific workplaces that are related to the Art and Design industry. The structure of the course equips students with necessary professional and personal skills that could be transferred to any workplace environment. Also, the focus on developing creative behaviours has wide ranging benefits to future careers and enables students to be critical thinkers, innovators and reflective practitioners.
Students will be assessed under component learning aims.
For Component 1, these are:
- A Use investigation and experimentation processes in art and design practice
- B Generate and communicate art and design ideas
- C Develop practical skills through application and review
- D Record and communicate skills development
For Component 2, these are:
- Learning Aim A: Develop skills through application and review
- Learning Aim B: Record and communicate skills development
Each learning aim is broken down into grading criteria. The grading criteria for each learning aim describe a range of student performance from the lowest grade to the highest. From the lowest to the highest the grades go as follows:
- Level 1 Pass
- Level 1 Merit
- Level 2 Pass
- Level 2 Merit
- Level 2 Distinction
The students will be summatively assessed every module from module 2-6 based on the current component or coursework being undertaken at that time.
For more information, please read our assessment recording and reporting cycle.
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