Below you will find an outline of the curriculum content delivered across the year. Please be aware that this is only an outline, and therefore at times content may cut across different half terms or may be moved as required. For a detailed breakdown of what you will be tested on in the assessment windows, please check the year group page.

Year 10 Content
Advent 1
  • Develop recording skills through drawing and painting from direct observation.
  • Refine use of media, tools and techniques: this is dependent on the endorsement they are following:
  • Fine Art & Graphics: to include pencil crayon, acrylic paint and watercolour paint. Textiles: to include hand and machine stitching techniques, construction techniques and fabric pens/crayons.
  • Create a range of studies/samples relevant to chosen endorsement including a study of an artist/designer/craftsperson.
Advent 2
  • Develop understanding of the structure and organisation of sketchbooks and how to present work effectively.
  • Develop understanding of the assessment objectives and how to meet them.
  • Introduce the coursework theme and produce initial record of ideas (mindmap, collage, observational studies,…)
Lent 1
  • Explore the role and use of the NEA theme subject matter in the work of a range of artists.
  • To learn effective ways to analyse and respond to critical and contextual materials including appropriate written annotations.
  • Complete 2-3 contextual studies of artists/designers/craftspeople.
  • Using photography to record ideas.
Lent 2
  • Record observations and ideas relevant to intentions using a suitable range of tools, equipment, media and techniques relevant to the specification being followed.
  • Work presented and annotated in sketchbook.
Trinity 1
  • Refine ideas using a range of resources, media and techniques including drawing and other techniques relevant to specification i.e. painting, photography and printmaking.
Trinity 2
  • To refine ideas using a range of resources, media and fine art techniques including drawing, painting, photography and printmaking.
  • Preparation for PPE
  • PPE