As I am sure you would both expect and agree we hold high expectations for all students who follow courses in Art. Students with be given challenging and aspirational targets and will then be supported in their effort to achieve these targets.
On a day to day and lesson by lesson basis the Art Department expects students to demonstrate all of the ten key behaviours required for success and achievement. These are:
- Get involved and stay involved with what is going on.
- Know what success in the lesson will be.
- Know what your targets are and how to reach them.
- Collect and organise the information you will need
- Work positively in your lessons
- Try more difficult things to stretch yourself and don’t be scared to get it wrong.
- Explain what you think as well as what you know.
- Check how well you are doing by asking your teacher.
- Review what you have learned and how you have learned it.
- Plan how you’ll use your new skills in different subjects.
“High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.”
Charles F. Kettering (American engineer, inventor of the electric starter, 1876-1958)
Attitude to learning expectations for GCSE Art:
- I will be highly organised and will always have the correct equipment. This includes a pencil.
- I will do all of my homework to the best of my ability and hand it in on time.
- I will always listen well to instructions and explanations.
- I will take an active role in lessons by answering questions and contributing to class discussions.
- I will always try to finish my work in lesson and if not I will complete it in my own time. I will never leave work unfinished.
- I will show a high level of commitment by attending extra curricular sessions to improve my work or to develop my ideas further.
- I will be expected to work on my project independently. If I wish to achieve a Grade A*-B (9-7) I will need to produce independent work (work not given to me by the teacher).