Blood-Marked-WolfFeatured By OwnerFeb 17, 2013Hobbyist Writer
It's not that bad, I had a C when I had my exam almost 2 years ago.
I don't know what the exam boards do now, but at the time, WJEC had a section where we had to draw Celtic art, which was a nightmare as everything had to be perfect for it. I messed it up big time as I didn't like to draw that style of art so I never gave it my full potential. No one enjoys doing something that they're forced to do.
Just make sure the section you've chosen to do you're confident in and enjoy doing, and you'll be fine.
Yeah, it's actually not that bad now. We just get a title to work with and some basic outlines for example, I have chosen art and words. The only restrictions we had were that you must work around a quote/lyric/story, and that you had to link artists. So it's not so bad; certainly not as bad as Celtic art - sounds like a nightmare.
Blood-Marked-WolfFeatured By OwnerFeb 18, 2013Hobbyist Writer
It was, especially when we had to do stained glass afterwards - let just say that got messy lol. It's good to know that they've changed it somewhat since I left Good luck with that, I would've loved to do that!
It's not that bad... Although I had an E when I did it 3 years ago... (Yeah, I was kinda forced into taking art because of the stupid interfering deputy head at my school... ¬_¬*)
I don't know if your exam board does it, but my exam (which was through WJEC) had a section where you didn't even have to draw. I was originally going to do that (since I'm just rubbish at art and being creative), but I changed my mind at the last minute and messed up big time. *cringe* I even accidentally ruined another students work because the equipment my school used to store artwork sprung up when I lifted the shelfs up very slightly to show a friend my 'work'.
Just make sure you choose a section that you feel your confident with and can work well with, don't do what I did, and you should be fine.
I did my GCSE's but I never chose art as an option, I can't draw to save my life - most of my exams were a waste of time due to stress and migraines, I did bad on one really important one, never attended another really important one due to a migraine, got given the wrong tier paper for maths and got a D but if I was on the right paper which was second hardest to complete, the one I was given being the hardest I would have gotten as high as a B in theory going by what score you needed to qualify for each grade in specific tiers and I didn't know it was the wrong one until it was too late.
I took a certain option that grants the equivalent of 4 GCSE's and managed to get a C in it, so effectively having 4 C's for the price of one subject, but then I went on to 6th form and they told me "No, we're not going to count that as four but instead two" and that stopped me from being able to take subjects there that I needed to do.
I got a C in I.T - it was so boring I never tried much at all, I could have gotten a B at the least if it wasn't so boring and even gone as high as A - most of what they were teaching I already knew and anything else I wouldn't be using, mostly, like creating web pages, I'm no designer so if I make my own web page it's going to look like utter poop xD the lessons were so repetitive and never really challenged what we knew about computers, so I half blame them for not delivering a proper learning experience but half blame myself for not forcing myself to do the work properly as boring as it was.
well you want to pick a subject quickly so you can have more time.
I would start by looking through each subject and quickly thinking of any pieces which come to mind, remember you can do one piece then trace an outline and repeat it using different methods(eg. paint, shade etc.). You should pick a subject you can think of plenty of ideas for and also one that you will enjoy doing and feel will let you show your best skills.
At the end of the day the examiners are only interested in your skill as an artist, aslong as you link all pieces to the designated subject and show you can use a variety of techniques and have developed your skills you should be fine, and remember to show some artist links.