ok it might just be that i went to a crap school but an interesting idea has been put across, to reduce the number of pupils choosing GCSE as a "doss" a lazy way out. To overcome this, my old school has started making year 9 pupils do the equivalent work to gcse, in year 9 before they choose their options. Only if they prove they can do this work, are they then allowed to take up GCSE arrt. I think this could be a good idea, as an individual case, but what do you think?? Could this work? Is it being done in other schools?
god yes they should..
if they had done this at my school there would not have been any chance that i wouldve done it
but then i wouldnt have got my pretty D... *pats*
I disagree with Art being taught in schools full-stop.
It should be impressed apon them just how much work will be needed. In our school people had to do art over the hols, so only people wanted to do art would bother with the homework
i loved gcse art, and spent more time on it than any other subject (i got 100% in the practical and coursework - just a quick boast!)
but i don't think it should be manditory work because you can't really be taught art and some people do use it as an excuse to doss around
the time could be used to improve literacy and numeracy in students - i did 2 hrs a week of art from year 7-9 and this could have been spent better
yey! extra maths!
Art so isn't an easy option...I probably had to work harder for Art than all of my other subjects. It's also one of the toughest to get the top grades in (we must have had a tres lenient moderator, which I am very grateful for!). If you want to doss about, Art's not a good choice 'coz you have to do 4 big final pieces with 4 prep sheets for each piece, and that means working like a trooper throughout lesson time and out of lessons...we used to do 2 hours after school on Thursdays (though that was immensely fun!) and had days at our Art teacher's house...it has a stupid amount of work to be done.
No, but would have sucked if i had wanted to do GCSE art, because i got 12% in my yr 9 art test (can barely draw stickmen)