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Here you will find a range of KS3, GCSE and A-level Art and Photography resources which have all been developed, tried and tested in the classroom by an experienced teacher.

Here you will find a range of KS3, GCSE and A-level Art and Photography resources which have all been developed, tried and tested in the classroom by an experienced teacher.
GCSE project overview - Architecture

GCSE project overview - Architecture

This has been a really successful scheme of work. Students engaged with it really well, with a variety of painting, printmaking and mixed media work linking to artists such as Ian Murphy and Paul Kenton. We ran a trip to a local English Heritage venue which I'd recommend for photography and drawing - they're generally free if you lead them yourself! The SOW is broken down by week, giving tasks linked to AOs, Skills focus and extensions for HPA.
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GCSE Photography checklist

GCSE Photography checklist

This checklist lists all of the tasks that I expect all students to complete for a GCSE Photography project. It is colour coded linked to the AOs, features clear success criteria for each task, and offers a 'going for gold' extension to push the higher ability students. A really good resource for encouraging students to work independently, as well as for reference when structuring their projects.
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Monday Challenges - ice breakers/ form time activities.

Monday Challenges - ice breakers/ form time activities.

I started these with my form class a couple of years ago to get students more active and motivated on a Monday morning! Minimal resources required, and guaranteed to get students having fun and working in teams quickly. There are 6 challenges here which will each last around 15 minutes, with a few silly 'Monday Memes' to put on the board as students come in to your classroom.
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Personal Investigation essay guidance - art/photography

Personal Investigation essay guidance - art/photography

I wrote this for my A-level students as they needed something to help them write their essays for the personal investigation. It breaks down the essay into different subheadings, each with a guide on how many words to write and then a list of prompt questions to help with writing. There is also a guide to the required bibliography, and a final checklist. This version is written for photography students, but could be quickly altered for art/textiles etc.
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Photoshoot planning template with prompt questions

Photoshoot planning template with prompt questions

This is a table that I have used with both GCSE and A-level photography students to get them to plan in more detail for photoshoots. Each subtitle has a few further prompts to get students to think in more depth. Great for the new requirement for written work in the GCSE.
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Emma Dibben - analysis and watercolours lesson

Emma Dibben - analysis and watercolours lesson

Aimed at GCSE Art students, this resource contains information on the artist, a lesson plan/powerpoint that would spread over a couple of lessons, includes literacy opportunities to write about the artist, as well as an A3 worksheet to explore the style and techniques of the artist.
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GCSE Art Student Checklist

GCSE Art Student Checklist

This checklist lists everything that we expect a student to complete for a GCSE project, organised by Assessment Objective. Good for encouraging students to work independently, and for pushing them to get work done!
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GCSE Art SOW - Self Identity

GCSE Art SOW - Self Identity

This has been a successful project with GCSE students. The file include: - an A3 visual overview of the whole project, linked to the AOs and colour coded, laid out as a flow diagram with photos etc. - An overview of timings for each task, with links to what goes on each A1 presentation board - A student checklist with extensions to go with each task, written with keen/HPA students in mind.
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Year 7/8 Product Design SOW and work book

Year 7/8 Product Design SOW and work book

This is a product design project based on designing trainers. The SOW details weekly tasks for a 10 week project suitable for year 7 or 8. The tasks include product analysis, product design, logo and packaging design, marketing and evaluation. Also included is the 15 page booklet which includes all worksheets and resources for the unit, including self, peer and teacher assessment boxes.
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Photography: slow shutter speed portraits

Photography: slow shutter speed portraits

This worksheet guides students through a slow shutter speed portrait activity with different techniques and ideas to try, with visual examples. A really good task to teach students about slow shutter speed and the potentials for using long exposures. You'll just need a dark room and some torches!
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Beatriz Milhazes pattern drawing and photoshop lesson

Beatriz Milhazes pattern drawing and photoshop lesson

This lesson worked really well with year 9, engaging them during the pattern drawing element of the task, and then teaching them some basic photoshop skills as a follow up lesson (using the worksheet). Students design a pattern page, you then need to scan their drawings ready for the following photoshop lesson where they add colour and further patterns. One tip - get students to press fairly hard in pencil or go over designs in pen so the scanner can see them clearly!
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David Bushell style photoshop task

David Bushell style photoshop task

This resource includes a powerpoint to introduce the artist and task, and step by step photoshop instructions, detailing exactly how to recreate his style on photoshop. Ideal for an architecture project, I got students to use their own photographs following a trip.
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Year 9 SOW - Urban Art

Year 9 SOW - Urban Art

This SOW has been written to get year 9 students excited about art by exploring urban artists and techniques. The SOW has been written to be student friendly, with an A3 flow diagram with images and colour coded to explain the project, with links to GCSE criteria to get students into the habit of working in a similar way to KS4.
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GCSE project overview - Seedpods - 2D and 3D

GCSE project overview - Seedpods - 2D and 3D

This has been a really successful scheme of work. Students engaged with it really well, partly due to the variety of artists that I presented to them but also due to the potential for an abstract approach to the project. We did a lot of clay in this project, including a day with an artist which is something I'd highly recommend if you have the budget. The SOW is broken down by week, giving tasks linked to AOs, Skills focus and extensions for HPA. In addition to the SOW, I've also included a worksheet with artist images on that I used for this project.
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