GCSE and IB Visual Arts Exhibition – Private Viewing

A celebration of passion, challenge, perseverance and accomplishment! Join us in a celebration of ambitious accomplishment next Thursday 10th May, from 5:00 – 6:30pm in Forum 2 and along the Visual Arts corridor.

Over the past two years, Visual Arts students have been challenging themselves at both GCSE and IB level to develop their skills in a range of art media, and explore new ideas and ways of thinking.

Visual Arts courses encourage students to investigate the concepts, techniques and artwork of others, to come up with new and creative ideas of their own. A skill that is ultimately applicable to all aspects of life and work, and one that will be decidedly useful in the future whatever their prospective career paths – after all, the world needs original thinkers and creative problem solvers!

The American educational psychologist Benjamin Bloom, sites ‘creativity’ as the highest order of thinking and ranks it considerably above remembering, understanding or applying knowledge in his taxonomy of cognitive skills. Perhaps because high quality and skillful artwork is so pleasing to the eye, people often assume that the pleasure in viewing equates to an ease in production, but in fact, quite the opposite is true.

GCSE students have faced the challenge in the development of their skills and understanding over past two years and achieved some outstanding creative outcomes.

We look forward to seeing you next Thursday 10th May, from 5:00 – 6:30pm in Forum 2 and along the Visual Arts corridor.

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