This exceptional IGCSE Art Coursework Project is another from the high-achieving Art Department at ACG Strathallan College. Completed by the dedicated and conscientious Tarika Sabherwal, this sketchbook and final piece were awarded 100% and the highly sought after TOP IN THE WORLD placing for the 2011 CIE October examination session. Tarika achieved this result along with another student in her class, Tingjian He (Jim). Viewing these two projects together provides an invaluable learning opportunity for students and teachers alike, as it illustrates how a classroom-wide teaching programme can be used to successfully guide students to achieve outstanding original and creative work.
Tarika’s project consists of a twelve page A3 sketchbook, plus a final acrylic painting (approximately A3 in size). Her work explores a ‘Coastal Environment’ theme, depicting beach-related still life scenes, bones, fish, seedpods (harakeke flowers) shells, coastal landscapes, birds and traditional Maori carvings.
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Tarika’s Coursework project is visible in the YouTube clip below:
If you are a reader of the Student Art Guide, you will no doubt already be aware that ACG Strathallan College has an exceptional Art department that continues to achieve great success under the guidance of Curriculum Co-ordinator Jo Palmer. More to come from this great faculty soon!
Amiria has been an Art & Design teacher and a Curriculum Co-ordinator for seven years, responsible for the course design and assessment of student work in two high-achieving Auckland schools. She has a Bachelor of Architectural Studies, Bachelor of Architecture (First Class Honours) and a Graduate Diploma of Teaching. Amiria is a CIE Accredited Art & Design Coursework Assessor.