AQA GCSE Art & Design – A Complete Guide for New Teachers
ABOUT THIS COURSE
This course offers an introduction and overview of AQA GCSE Art & Design , providing essential skills and tips in how to effectively deliver the specification, ensuring maximum student engagement and maximum attainment.
It is suitable for anyone just starting to teach Art, in their first few years of teaching or lacking confidence in teaching AQA GCSE Art. Whilst the focus of the day will be on the AQA course, many of the ideas will be applicable to all Art & Design lessons.
BENEFITS OF ATTENDING
Provide teachers of GCSE Art with the material and confidence to teach effectively to all ability ranges.
Obtain an exceptional understanding of the key challenges in GCSE Art and how to teach them.
Learn how to take a Level 4 student and help them attain a Level 9.
Gain insight into the content of the course, the exam structure and how the exams are marked.
Leave with resources ready to use.
Understand how to scaffold lower ability students and stretch higher ability students.
Find out more about practical strategies for creative risk taking which leads to highest results.
Subject Content of the Specification
10.00 – 10.45am
What’s involved in the course? Exploring the key challenge spots, and ways to structure your teaching to give time to the most demanding sections
Review characteristics of exemplar work in AQA GCSE Art & Design
What are the standards in each component?
Component 1: Portfolio – exploring in more depth
Component 2: Externally Set Assignment – exploring in more depth
10.45 – 11.00am
Component One: The key challenges of the Portfolio
11.00 – 12.00pm
Choosing the project that will unlock student potential – building on prior knowledge
Practical strategies to experimentation with a purpose
How do I know when a student has reached the top of the assessment bands?
Teaching lower and higher ability students to ensure success
What does evidence look like in Component 1 and what do AQA moderators expect to see to award marks across the mark bands?
Ways to Develop Students’ Drawing Skills
12.00 – 12.45pm
Ideas and approaches to developing students’ skills in drawing as process, practice and purpose
Organising and presenting work effectively
Successful approaches to constructing a portfolio with drawing in its various forms at its basis
How to support students in realising their intentions in final outcomes.
12.45 – 1.45pm
Component Two: Successfully Teaching the Externally Set Assignment
1.45 – 2.45pm
Useful advice on how to approach the teaching of the Externally Set Assignment – effective strategies, methods and techniques
Scenarios and responses in the Externally Set Task
Responding to starting points effectively – examples
Choosing the project that will unlock student potential
Where and why students can struggle with this component
What are the key points for examination success in component 2?
Planning your course and assessments over 2 years
2.45 – 3.30pm
Effectively structuring your course to maximise end outcomes
How to confidently assess your students, give effective feedback, and ensure they remain on track throughout the two-year course – how to structure for this
Strategies to prepare your students for the assessments and examination.
How can you track and use intervention models effectively?
How can I challenge and stretch and challenge more able students to reach the highest grades?
Dr Helen Jones was a Director of Teaching and Learning in Art with 12 years teaching experience. She now lectures at the University of Chester working with Art PGCE Students, and leading national CPD in the visual Arts. She has been an AQA A level and GCSE Art & Design moderator for the past 5 years.
Helen completed an MA in Art Education and then completed a Doctorate in the subject. She has been assessed as an outstanding teacher by OfSTED, achieved record residuals at both GCSE and A level and delivered at a number of Art Education conferences. She has taught art primarily in Secondary schools in the UK, but also in Finland, Italy and Spain.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
NQT’s in Art
Teacher’s entering their second year of teaching GCSE Art
Teachers wanting to build up their skills set in effective Art teaching.
Teacher lacking confidence in the AQA GCSE Art specification.
THIS COURSE INCLUDES
A specially prepared folder of detailed notes, practical advice and guidance
Notes prepared by the educational experts leading the course