Monday, February 18, 2019

Breaking down my inquiry for 2019

This year, the focus for my inquiry is my Year 13 class. I will be looking at ways to keep them all up to date with their design work and produce work of a better standard.

Year 13 Observational Drawing.

My Year 13 class have to do the work for the external assessment first as it leads into the first internal design project. This external work starts with observational drawing and they had to pick their own starting points for this.
I showed them some examples that I had produced to show them the kind of thing I was looking for in terms of detail, notes and media use.

Our media experiments from the first week of term have been really useful as I want them to use a variety of different media in their observational studies. So far, they have used drawing pencil and coloured pencil. Some have painted, used soft pastels and black pens.
According to the time plan (we are on the third week shown in the green), we have another week of this work so it gives them plenty of time to try out different media and explore different views and images of their chosen subject.

Then the students have their first experience of presenting their work to the rest of the class. This will be next week and I promised to do an example for them at the start of next week so they have time to think about it and prepare.

Here are their observational drawings so far. As you can see there is a vast array of abilities shown here. Some of the class have not done any graphics work since they were in Year 10 and are a little worried about this but are trying hard.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Inquiry Group 2019

This year, my inquiry group is going to be my Year 13 students so one of the first things that I am doing is looking at who they are and what achievements they have so far.

NCEA Overall AchievementDVC Achievement
EthnicityL1L2LitNumLevel 1Level 2
4CI Maori55115YesYes134
6CI Maori6567YesYesNANA
7CI Maori7767YesYesNA19

Of the 11 Year 13 students, 3 of them have not done graphics since they were in Year 10.
3 of them have done both Level 1 and Level 2 DVC with me.
1 of them is in Year 12 and is doing Level 3 DVC this year.
All of them have Level 1 literacy and numeracy.