Category Archives: Key Stage 4

FFT, Myths and Reality

> There are many misconceptions about FFT data. The most prevalent myth is that somehow FFT takes performance in English Maths and Science and through some obscure psychometric testing uses this to predict aptitude in Art. In fact this is … Continue reading

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Creative and innovative practice

>Spent really exciting evening at a GCE, GCSE art exhibition at Chalfonts Community College. Above there is part of a students contextual study, all printed on cans which was a brilliant idea. The whole thing is set in an abstracted … Continue reading

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Assessment burdens

>A visit to the GCSE exhibition at Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School included an interesting discussion on the amount of work students do in art. We came to no clear conclusions but felt that the assessment burden on teachers and … Continue reading

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Writing in art – why, who for?

>Recently I was involved in a whole school training day about literacy across the curriculum in Key Stages 3 and 4. More explicitly it was about writing. This is sometimes a contentious subject in art and design, especially where teachers’ … Continue reading

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End of Year: informal report

>Looking back this has been a good year for art in bucks. I managed to see about 12 exhibitions and am full of admiration for the quality of work students are doing. It was good to see so much strong … Continue reading

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