A Level Visual Art trip
On Thursday 9 February, The Visual Art department arranged a school visit to the Victoria and Albert Museum and Tate Modern in London for our A level Fine Art and Photography students.
The aim of the visit was to give students the opportunity to start their contextual research for their Externally Set Assignment (Exam project). Students have chosen their own exam theme from a range of given themes, by the exam board AQA. They spent the time in the two museums sourcing art works that relate to their chosen theme, which they can then draw inspiration from, to help them develop their own ideas. The trip was very successful and gave students a real kick-start to their exam project. Students are now evidencing this trip in their folders/sketchbooks and are using the drawings and photos that they took. Once again, our students were exemplary. The highlight of the trip for most of the students, was when they bumped into a famous TikTocker in Burger King in the motorway services on the journey home and had their photos taken with him.
We are delighted to be able to, once again, offer these extra-curricular enhancement activities, which give the students a much fuller and broader educational experience. We have sent out a letter to all parents of A level Fine Art and Photography students with an explanation of the expectations for the exam process. During the exam project, which students will complete towards the end of April, we are offering after-school sessions on Mondays - Thursdays for all our A level students to catch up on or extend their learning, and we sincerely hope students take advantage of this offer.
Please do check out the photos below of the trip.
- The Visual Art Department