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Hi There,

I am a relatively new teacher, I have my head around IB, and Middle years, but I am also teaching IGCSE. I find the exam and the size limitations extremely restricting. I am not sure how to best prepare my students for the exam, without limiting their creativity.

I teach at a very small school, and I only run one course, Drawing and Painting.

I have also started the new IGCSE curriculum, and i'm not quite sure what to do with that either.

I have tried basing the curriculum on drawing on the right side of the brain, but I find it quite limiting! Not much on colour, depth or expression.

ANyway, I have one or two good units going, (I THINK) and I am really happy to share, but I would really love to see how other people structure the course.

Thanks!
Sam

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I also feel that it is quite limiting!
IGCSE is more helpful to improve the basic skills.
Some time it is not a bad idea to improve the basic skills first and then use the freedom of expression.
Some of the examination and coursework subjects may help a student to work with patience and after that when they get freedom in IB, they really enjoy.
During IGCSE classes it is also possible to give some experimental works to students so that they dont loose interst in Art
Thanks
Devendra
yes I agree with you. I have created a page in facebook --seniorartnisv . i would like to invite you to join in and share your views.

Devendra Shukla said:
I also feel that it is quite limiting!
IGCSE is more helpful to improve the basic skills.
Some time it is not a bad idea to improve the basic skills first and then use the freedom of expression.
Some of the examination and coursework subjects may help a student to work with patience and after that when they get freedom in IB, they really enjoy.
During IGCSE classes it is also possible to give some experimental works to students so that they dont loose interst in Art
Thanks
Devendra

Hi,

Is there any way you could change to the GCSE instead? It is a much less limited course, both in scope and sizes of work permitted, and I really enjoy teaching it.  It provides a good, rigorous preparation for IBDP, too.

I basically start with two coursework projects in Year 10, which cover all the assessment criteria and a range of media.  The students then get a more open-ended project at the start of Year 11, which they are free to develop as they want.  We do Fine Art, which allows for just about anything! Finally, they do the examination, which they have 8 weeks to prepare for, plus a final piece which can take up to 10 hours.

 

Nicky

 

Hi Sam,

Do your students sit CIE IGCSE (0400)? (Just checking, to make sure we are both talking about the same thing). I tend to give students a theme, such as 'Coastal Environment' or 'Secrets, Treasures and Memories' and base the Coursework project around this. They use a range of media and complete a range of different exercises, but all are linked thematically and lead towards a single final painting...

Would love to see some of your units.

Amiria

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