As part of the preparation for the GCSE exam Year 11 went to Phillip’s Auction House to see the preview for The Editions auction https://www.phillips.com/auctions/auction/UK030117
The Year 11 were generally amazed at some of the prices of the work. One of David Hockney’s iPad drawings went for around £25,000.
We then went to see the mini-retrospective of the amazing Ceramicist Ken Price who died recently at Hauser and Wirth Gallery in Saville Row. http://www.hauserwirth.com/exhibitions/2984/ken-price-a-survey-of-sculptures-and-drawings-1959-y-2006/view/
After that we took the bus to Hyde Park to see the intricate and detailed early paintings and drawings by Zaha Hadid at The Serpentine Gallery, who also died recently.http://www.serpentinegalleries.org/exhibitions-events/zaha-hadid-early-paintings-and-drawings
‘The display of the students’ work was exemplary.’
‘The school offers an exciting course where students can experiment with different media in combination with more traditional processes. Work sampled showed students’ responses to be mature, thoughtful and ambitious, in both scale and content. Whilst it was clear that the portfolio themes were common to each student, the variety of responses and individual journeys of exploration undertaken was reflected in the wide range of outcomes seen.
‘Students responded well to the requirements of the specification, employing a wide range of materials, techniques and processes. The use of paint, digital work, printmaking and design-based sculpture were all strong points.’
‘Responses to the Externally Set Task (Exam) starting points showed evidence of how skills and knowledge acquired during the course had prepared students for independent thinking and sustained focused study.’
We did it!
Well done to all the pupils who took Art GCSE. You worked extremely hard staying after school and at lunch times to get a great set of results. All the extra work and time paid off.
Also well done to the 37% A*/A pupils!