Top in New Zealand 2021 (Cambridge A Level Art)

A Coursework project by Amanda Zheng, ACG Parnell College. Amanda achieved 95% for this project and was awarded Top in NZ for A Level Art.

The “Happy Homemaker”: IB Visual Arts Syllabus 2016

Awarded full marks: Exhibition Work, Comparative Study and Process Portfolio by Enrico Giori, St. Louis School of Milan (completed as part of the IB Visual Arts syllabus 2016).

AP Studio Art Drawing Portfolio: tips from a student who gained 100%

A selection of works and commentaries from Ratthamnoon Prakitpong, a graduate from Thai Chinese International School in Bangkok, Thailand. Ratthamnoon was one of sixteen students worldwide to receive a score of 100% on his AP Studio Art Drawing Portfolio in 2015.

Top in New Zealand for A Level Photography

Exploring the theme Social Networking, this project by Melissa Kelsey was awarded Top in New Zealand and graded 100% (A*).

How to be successful and enjoy your A Level Art exam

Emily Fielding gained 100% for A Level Art, while studying at Kennet School, England. Emily shares tips and advice for students who are sitting the A2 Art exam.

AS Photography: Covert and Obscure

This article features AS Photography Coursework by Kareem Al Saady, a student of Doha College, Qatar. This work was based on the topic ‘Covert and Obscure’.

A Level Ceramics: Falling Cats

An ‘A’ grade, AS Level Ceramics Coursework project by Shawn Kwan, of Mayfield School, United Kingdom. The level of detail and insight provided by Shawn makes this a valuable read for anyone considering undertaking a ceramic project themselves.

Finding a voice through A Level Art & Design

This article features the A2 Coursework project of Emily Fielding, completed while studying Edexcel A Level Art and Design at Kennet School, England. Emily gained 100% (A*).

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Perceptions of Identity: IB Visual Arts

International Baccalaureate artwork by Iris Cheung from Sha Tin College, Hong Kong. Iris challenges perceptions of identity through paint and photography.

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How to draw realistic eyes within a high school Art project

Awesome A Level artwork by Elena Tomas Bort, completed at the Laude British School of Vila-real, Spain. Elena’s focuses upon how to draw eyes so that they reveal emotions and reflect messages about life.

A* IGCSE Art and Design: Still Life and Paper Cranes

This coursework project was completed by Agnes Fung while studying CIE IGCSE Art and Design at Harrow International School, Hong Kong. Agnes gained an A* Grade (97%), focusing upon Painting and Related Media.

Case Study: 100% in A Level Art – Moving Image

We interview Charlotte Cook about her moving image art project: the similarities and differences between this and a traditional Fine Art project.

High school Art student paints three generations of her family

This article features the outstanding paintings and drawings of Sophie Cahill, completed as part of her A Level Personal Investigation in her final year of high school.

Art student gains huge social media following, launches career at high school

Kate Powell has shared her Art projects on social media platforms since she was fifteen years old. She has over 12,000 fans on Facebook and 34,000 followers on tumblr.

IGCSE Art Exam: Street Patterns (A*)

Enrico Giori’s CIE IGCSE Art exam project, completed while studying Art and Design at St. Louis High School, Italy. Enrico was awarded 97% (A*) overall.

People in the City: Stunning IB Artwork

This article features the Higher Level Investigation Workbook IWB and Studio Work of Naomi Ng, completed as part of her IB Visual Arts Diploma Programme at Sha Tin College. Naomi gained Level 7 overall.

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CIE IGCSE Art and Design – Top in Spain

This IGCSE Art and Design Coursework project was completed by Olivia Williamson while studying at The Academy International School, Mallorca. Olivia specialised in Painting and Related Media and was awarded 99%; the highest result in Spain.

Phenomenal Fruit Drawings: AP Studio Art

These coloured pencil drawings were completed by Sucha Chantaprasopsuk, as part of her AP Studio Art Drawing qualification at Reavis High School. She was awarded full marks.

Contrast / Lock’n’keys: AS Level Art and Design

This CIE AS Level Art & Design examination and coursework project was produced by Hamad Ali of Cordoba School for A levels, Pakistan. Hamad Ali was awarded A* overall for A Level Art.

Awesome Character Drawings: AP Studio Art

Want to draw cartoons or fantasy illustrations as part of your high school Art project? This AP Studio Concentration project by Seokkyun Hong was awarded full marks. It is essential viewing for students and teachers alike.

The International GCSE Art project that you’ve been waiting for: Top in the World

This phenomenal IGCSE Art Coursework project gained 100% and was awarded Top in the World for the CIE October examination session.

A* GCSE Art Coursework: Sense of Place

This Edexcel GCSE Art Coursework project explores architectural spaces, daily life and routine. It was completed by Samantha Li and was awarded full marks.

An A* GCSE Art Exam: Force

This GCSE Art exam was awarded full marks and explores a fantasy / spiritualistic interpretation of the topic ‘Force’. It was completed by Samantha Li, while studying at West Island School, Hong Kong.

A Level Art: The Essence Of

A CIE A2 Level Art and Design project by Alice Ham, ACG Parnell College, New Zealand. It was awarded 99% (A*).

A Level Photography: The Growing Population and a Futuristic New World

This A* high school Photography exam was completed by Michael Deville, while studying A Level Photography. It is based upon the topic ‘surreal landscapes’.

Silhouettes and Landscapes: IGCSE Art Coursework (A*)

This is Enrico Giori’s IGCSE Art Coursework project, completed while studying at St. Louis High School, Italy. Enrico was awarded 97% overall for IGCSE Art

A Level Textiles: Beautiful Sketchbook Pages

A journey that begins with first-hand observation and ends with complex, three-dimensional pieces, Halima’s AS and A2 Textile projects are superb exemplars for others: some of the best Textile sketchbooks that I have seen.

Paper Cuttings, Monoprints and Collagraphy: Exciting A Level Portraiture

This innovative A* portraiture project pushes the boundaries and uses modern technology such as laser cutters in a way that is exciting and rare among Painting / Fine Art students.

Top in the World: Stunning Self-Portraits by an A Level Art Student

This outstanding Painting and Related Media Coursework project was awarded Top in the World for the CIE examinations. It explores self-portraiture and ‘Identity’.

A Level Photography: Perception, Culture and Identity

This A* CIE A Level Photography project was completed by Freya Dumasia. Her work depicts a young Islamic woman wearing a burqa and explores issues related to culture and identity.

War: A Personal Connection (A Level Art)

Some themes can be difficult to explore first-hand. Ruth gained 100% for her Edexcel A Level Art (Unit 3) Coursework project exploring War.

Self Image: GCSE Art and Design

An A* AQA GCSE Art and Design exam project by Charlotte Cook. The project was based upon the theme of ‘Self Image’ and was completed at South Hunsley School, England, United Kingdom.

A contemporary approach to still life: A Level Art

This exemplary Painting and Related Media project was completed by Jiwon Im, while studying A Level Art and Design (CIE). Jiwon was awarded Top in the World for AS Art. She also gained NCEA Scholarship for a project using the same theme.

Creative use of media in a Graphic Design project

This article features an exceptional high school Graphic Design project by Linus Goh. It was awarded Top in New Zealand for A Level Art (Graphics) and includes designs for a logo, CD cover, website and poster.

Light Painting Photography: NCEA Level 2

This article features Level 2 NCEA Photography by Jessica Louise of Long Bay College, Auckland, New Zealand. Jessica was awarded Excellence for this project.

Vibrant Illustrations: An A* IGCSE Coursework Project

Superb, stylised illustrations by an IGCSE Art student: the result of experimental mark-making, imaginative exploration, attention to surface and learning from artist models.

A* IGCSE Art Coursework: Trinkets, Treasures and Memories

This outstanding International GCSE Art sketchbook and final piece by Nikau Hindin shows a personal interpretation of the theme ‘Trinkets, Treasures and Memories’.

The Impact of E-Waste: NCEA Painting

Michaela Barker’s outstanding NCEA Level 3 Painting folio, completed in her final year of high school at Waikato Diocesan School for Girls.

AS Graphic Design – Clothing Brand / Costume Design

An ‘A’ Grade, CIE, AS Level Graphic Design / Illustration portfolio by Georgia Shattky, Year 12, ACG Parnell College, Auckland, New Zealand.

A Level Photography: A Fantasy Theme (AS)

This imaginative project by Melissa Kelsey of ACG Strathallan College was awarded 100% and placed top in New Zealand for AS Level Photography in 2011.

Drawing from Photographs: A High School Painting Project to Remember

This is the kind of high school painting project that makes you catch your breath: a portraiture based submission, awarded Top in New Zealand for 2011.

Crossing boundaries: the integration of mixed media, sculpture and photography within a Painting Project

Sometimes I discover Art projects that hold tremendous value as learning tools for students and teachers. This is one such project.

A2 Art Personal Study: A Beautiful Illustrated Essay

This Personal Study focuses upon the painting techniques, processes and compositions of New Zealand artist Russell Hollings, gaining an overall grade of 91%.

Ideas for Abstraction: A Top in the World International GCSE Art Exam

Those who are looking for ideas for their IGCSE or GCSE Art exam are likely to benefit immensely from analysing the artwork of talented Year 11 student Tarika Sabherwal.

An Iron and a Pile of Washing: A still life IGCSE Art Exam

This IGCSE Art exam is a response to the topic ‘An Iron with Clothes‘ and was awarded Top in the World for the October 2011 examination session.

100% IGCSE Art and Design: A comprehensive Coursework Project

This exceptional IGCSE Art Coursework Project was awarded 100% and Top in the World for the 2011 CIE October examination session.

Shells, Fish & Sea: An Exceptional International GCSE Art Sketchbook

This exquisite, finely-detailed A* IGCSE Art sketchbook was completed by Hania Cho in 2002, exploring a Coastal Environment theme.

Crustaceans and Natural Forms: A Beautiful International GCSE Art Exam

This IGCSE Art exam was a response to topic ‘Crustacean’ and was awarded an A* grade: beautiful exploration of natural forms.

Creative Approach to Portraiture: An Exciting A2 Coursework Project

This 91% A2 Coursework project was completed by Dave Watson, while studying AQA A Level Fine Art at Hereford Sixth Form College.

Distortion of Form: A Level Art Sketchbook, Preparation and Final Piece

This AQA A Level Fine Art was awarded 100%. It was completed by Claire Lynn, while she was a student at Carmel Sixth Form Catholic College.

Dark Matter: an award winning Coursework project

I have seen a lot of amazing A Level artwork over the years, but it has been a long time since I have encountered a project as inspirational as this: a huge, sprawling, charcoal and mixed media installation.

A Level Art Project: Obesity & Junk Food 98%

This outstanding A Level Art project explores a theme of junk food and obesity. It was produced by Nikau Hindin in 2009 and was awarded a final result of 98%.

NCEA Level 3 Painting Folio: The Shaping of Identity

Exploring identity and life choices, this surrealist NCEA Level 3 Painting folio gained an Excellence in 2010. It was completed by Bethan Powell, while studying at Whangaparaoa College.

NCEA Level 3 Painting Folio: Domestication of the Wild

This creative NCEA Level 3 Painting folio gained an Excellence in 2009. Using surrealist imagery, the project explores the notion of wild animals brought into our domesticated lives.

AS Art Exam: Paintings of Decaying Fruit 98%

This outstanding AS Art exam gained 98% in 2008. It explores the theme ‘suspension’: beautiful paintings of rotting fruit and vegetables hanging from string.

International GCSE Art Sketchbook: Natural Forms Coursework 98%

This outstanding IGCSE Art and Design Coursework project was completed by Manisha Mistry in 2003, while studying at ACG Strathallan College, Auckland, New Zealand.

International GCSE Art Sketchbook examples

Examples of sketchbook pages to inspire students who are working on a natural forms theme in their GCSE Art sketchbooks.

Vibrant Still Life: AS Level Art Coursework

Exploring a still life theme, this vibrant 93% AS Painting Coursework project was completed by Sarah Loh in 2003, while studying A Level Art & Design at ACG Strathallan College, New Zealand.

AS Level Art and Design Coursework: Abstract paintings of instruments 100%

This stunning AS Painting Coursework project, exploring an instruments theme, gained 100% in 2008.


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