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GCSE, A Level and BTEC Themes

Following the Government announcement yesterday, museums and galleries in Cambridge will be closed to the public as part of a period of national/local restrictions. So, with great sadness, we will not be able to reopen as planned on 2 January 2021.

Session Description

Welcome to the Fitzwilliam Museum, a great place to introduce your students to their mock and actual exam research for GCSE, A Level and BTEC Art and Design.

Each year we prepare a selected itinerary that matches key objects from our collections to your exam themes. We suggest that you read the attached PDF, which is divided into the various Exam Boards. This will help you prepare your students for your Self-Led Session in the Fitzwilliam galleries.

Your students are encouraged to draw from the real objects, and record information and their own thoughts and ideas. It is a good idea to start them off with one or two objects, explaining details on the object labels. Each has a Museum accession number, a unique catalogue code which they can then use to search for further information online back at school or college.

Photographing objects can be helpful, but nothing beats drawing from the objects.

(Please check that camera flash is off and that special exhibitions may not permit the use of photography due to copyright.)

The attached document outlines themes from 2020 and is intended as a starting point.

This is for teachers, as you may well not have released exam papers to your students.

Students may also enjoy researching at the other University of Cambridge Museums which are just a ten-minute walk away.

Contact us on 01223 332904 or email to book, or to discuss your needs.

Format of the session

'Pupils now have a valuable piece of work to meet AO1 criteria of the AQA assessment. Pupils also became a lot more aware of the FW collections, and how to relate museum/gallery visits to their art

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Inspiration for GCSE and BTEC Arts Exams

  • Resource type: Diy
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  • File type: PDF
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