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    Basically i'm doing art gcse OCR to be specific, and there were 11 topics and i choose "aerobics" and for my coursework peice i am doing portraits and landscapes... can anyone help me with ideas for additional coursework peices... and what exactly do i need to get A* in OCR exam board (appart from the obvious which is relate to artists use different media and personalize your work) can anyone give me more ideas and tell me additional points on things i might not know that would be useful for me getting an A* thanks =)
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    Isn't your OCR moderated in Pass, Merit and Distinction?
    If so, an A* would be a Distinction*. I may be wrong!
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    (Original post by dannyr)
    Isn't your OCR moderated in Pass, Merit and Distinction?
    If so, an A* would be a Distinction*. I may be wrong!
    No... there actual GCSE grades =)
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    It's actually quite hard to get an A* in art, because it's subjective- I got 95%, but got an A as 97% was an A*-my teacher thought that i would get an A* :dontknow:. Ask different art teachers what they would grade it and then take it from there.
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    If it's anything as easy as mine was, you'd have to finish your final pieces, finish any project research, finish any pieces that need to be finished.. and do your final piece really well.
    I got a B in my GCSE art class and half my work wasnt finished and my final piece wasnt anything impressive.
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    (Original post by nikita.d)
    Basically i'm doing art gcse OCR to be specific, and there were 11 topics and i choose "aerobics" and for my coursework peice i am doing portraits and landscapes... can anyone help me with ideas for additional coursework peices... and what exactly do i need to get A* in OCR exam board (appart from the obvious which is relate to artists use different media and personalize your work) can anyone give me more ideas and tell me additional points on things i might not know that would be useful for me getting an A* thanks =)
    I got 100% in my coursework and exam and I can safely say that the work I produced was not amazing. I'm in yr 13 now and when I look back I always think its rubbish. But i'll tell you how. What you need to do is to grab the wrong end of the stick every time! But then make sense of it. Present it in a way that makes sense. Aerobics for example doesnt have to be portraiture. How about trying to paint perspectives of the people doing aerobics. Images of rooms, idea of light headedness, music, sweat, water bottles, towels. Things that when separate would not be related but when seen as a project make absolute sense. This is how to create original work that would impress examiners who have seen loads of work already.

    The other thing is photographic evidence of research. Stick everything in a book. Magazine pages, print outs, wiki pages everything relevant or even unrelevant that you've used to find ideas. For my AS level exam I started by looking at the St Ives artists who paint the sea. Not relevant initially, but then you look at the dizzyness associated with the sea and with handstands and you have a connection that no one can argue with. Annotations are not as important at GCSE I had hardly any at all. Just do loads of work and always try using different materials and using photoshop.

    Hope this helps. Good Luck.
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    (Original post by Pi!)
    Sell your soul to satan.
    Well. You could do that... Or...
 
 
 
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