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International Journal of Art & Design Education

The Trouble with GCSE and Critical Studies

Volume 20.1   2001

BLOXHAM, ANNABEL & WASS, KITTY

 

Most of the pupils of Surbiton High School found the Critical Studies section in GCSE Art challenging, difficult and less rewarding than art practice. The art staff addressed this problem, and this study describes the methods we used to integrate critical studies with practical Art and Design which the majority of students found acceptable and enjoyable and resulted in improved standards.