A-Level Art & Design: Outstanding Achievement with the Written Element – Personal Investigation
ABOUT THIS COURSE
Many A-Level Art & Design students do not reach their potential grades due to a lack of intellectual rigour within their written element of component 1 – The Personal Investigation.
This revised course tackles the lack of connection between written material and practical work. Through hands on workshops, we will explore how students must demonstrate; clarification of their investigation, substantiate decisions made in their practical work, be reflective and insightful and show analytical and critical understanding of contextual sources. We will show you good practice examples, unpick it, and explore ‘off the shelf’ teaching strategies which respond successfully through time saving and empowering approaches.
This course will put you in the ‘shoes’ of your students, take you by the hand and provide you with essential skills and ideas for teaching and learning practice across both components for A-Level Art & Design.
BENEFITS OF ATTENDING
Enable your students to meet the top mark bands in your title
Teach your students to use specialist vocabulary in relation to their practical work
Employ insightful annotation leading to in depth continuous prose
Utilise written work to inform the direction of practical work and make students’ outcomes ‘better’.
Reach the top mark band or A* by extended thinking within your students written and practical work
Take away essential strategies to build an effective curriculum structure for the two year course
Examples of good practice – Written Element – The Personal Investigation Basic, Better, Best – Workshop
10.00 – 11.15am
Examine written element good practice
Unpick examples and identify national pitfalls
Essay vs Journal vs Evaluations
11.15 – 11.30am
Workshop – Constructing the successful written element – from annotation to continuous prose
11.30am – 12.30pm
Understanding Assessment Objective 1 & 3 in conjunction with one another
How to use annotation thoughtfully & meaningfully in a personal manner
Strategies for organising thoughts and expanding ideas with key word and concepts
Constructing continuous prose in a meaningful, insightful and personal manner
12.30 – 1.30pm
Component Two: Successfully Teaching the Externally Set Assignment
2.45 – 3.30pm
Understanding Assessment Objective 4
Workshop – How to form links between a variety of sources.
How to expand student thinking and improve grades with The Externally Set Assignments.
Planning – Key Learning Strategies for the Successful Art & Design student
Mark Coombe is an experienced Art & Design teacher of 25 years who has taught all areas of Art & Design. He is renowned as a CPD leader, trainer and presenter across all disciplines of Art & Design. He is a practising artist, in particular in animal portraiture – livestock & rare breeds – and his current portfolio is supplying The National Trust in Norfolk, Suffolk and other regions.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
All teachers of A-Level Art & Design aiming to improve standards and student outcomes in both components
Teachers new to teaching A-Level Art & Design
Teachers with current student written work which is; too long, too short, literal and descriptive or an art history essay rather than hinting across all four assessment objectives.
THIS COURSE INCLUDES
A specially prepared folder of 50+ pages full of detailed notes, practical advice and guidance
Notes prepared by the educational experts leading the course