We will be giving out the Art test papers this week which comes in 2 parts. The first part of the test will commence immediately students receive their question papers and it will last over a period of about 8 weeks. In that time they can receive help from us and, most importantly, they can do as much work as they like at home or after school to support their class work. You can also help them. You can discuss ideas with them and encourage the research and visual information gathering that is necessary for the test.
In the past, some students have left things to the last minute or they have not made good use of time/ consequently, their test has let them down. As the test is 40% of their final grade it is extremely important that they take advantage of the time allowed outside of the school hours. You can also help by ensuring that drawings and particularly photographs are undertaken early so that they have this resource on hand to develop their work.
To receive the top grades, students cannot rely solely on lesson time.
The second part of the test is a timed piece based on their studies and investigations from part 1. It will last 10 hours (2 days) and will take place at the end of March.
Thank you in advance for your help and encouragement in enabling your child to do their best.
Mr B Smith