On the 18th March 2014, GCSE Art students visited the Tate Modern and Tate Britain permanent collection. This experience gave them an insight into the contemporary and traditional art market and showed them some of the best cutting edge visual arts in the world.
Understanding, analysing and connecting with Art in galleries is a vital part of the GCSE Art syllabus. Seeing original work rather than reproductions has many benefits, including enhancing the student’s knowledge. Students documented a range of relevant artists that they discovered at the galleries, which link back to their current Still Life and Portrait GCSE coursework.