Practice exam. Fine Art. A2 level. July 2005
Students at William de Ferrers School did a 15 hour, A2 level, practice exam in July 2005 (after completing their AS level exams).
For this, they studied the working methods of one of the following artists, who worked with the human figure in a variety of contexts:
- George Segal.
- Gilbert And George.
- Henri Mattise.
- Xenia Hausner.
These studies were the foundation for their work starting in September 2005, see below:
Coursework titles. Fine Art. A2 level. 2006.
For an A2 level course that finished in 2006, students' coursework and preparation for their mock exam in January 2006 was based on their choice of the following titles, or contextual questions:
- Kitsch bitch.
- Memento mori.
Carrie Mae Weems.
In her self-portrait ‘Mirror Mirror,’ Carrie Mae Weems combines issues of gender, race, vanity and narcissism. Its forthright inscription carries as much weight as the image:
"Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the finest of them all?" The mirror says, "Snow White you black bitch. And don't you forget it."
The paintings of Dorothea Tanning are often a proliferation of ghostly presences, vestiges and rememberances.
"My dreams are studded with objects that have no relation to anything in the dictionary. Words are powerless to describe a dream."
In 1918, George Grosz painted a "billious protest against the world of mutual destruction where death triumphs over a street filled with a teeming throng of possessed human animals," Dedication to Oskar Panizza.