I have witnessed a few stumbling blocks to getting the art exam preparation right year after year. Students taking so long to get going that they run out of time. Not enough practical exploration. Too few artist links. An incoherent project with not link between sketchbook and ultimate final piece… Any of this sound familiar?!
In an effort to head these calamities off at the pass, I have produced a few help-sheets. These are a great reminder to students (there in black and white) of what I am saying to them day-in and day-out about how to manage their prep.
Of course, there are still students who choose to ignore the carefully planned project trajectory outlined for them. And sometimes these students have their own method which works out in the end. But for the vast majority, a handy checklist with clear expectations of progress is highly appreciated.
You can check out recent blog posts for resources on this year’s GCSE art exam themes. Plus you can find GCSE project checklist here.