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Homeschooled art student

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    Hey I'm a home-ed student who is currently studying for my art GCSE next year. I'm doing the course in 1 year instead of 2. While it's great that my teacher allows me a lot of choice in the themes I want to study rather than picking them for me, she hasn't really given me that much guidance on what I need to do. For those of you who have studied the GCSE, how many sketchbooks should I do, considering I only have a year? When I do artists research, does their work have to relate directly to my theme or can I just comment on their style? How much work should I be putting in a week?
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