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In their own words, two students explain how they use annotation in their sketchbooks. Points are made about presenting annotation clearly using pen or typed text; explaining their intentions and ideas in their own words rather than copying blocks of writing from elsewhere and describing the progression of their work from initial ideas to finished piece. The students emphasise the use of artistic vocabulary in evaluating the effectiveness of the media, materials and techniques they use, while developing ideas. They describe how their primary and secondary observations are analysed in succinct paragraphs using artistic words, leading to the refinement of the students' final pieces.
GCSE Bitesize Revision
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GCSE Bitesize Revision, Art
First broadcast:
24 March 2009

Classroom Ideas

Could be used to demonstrate the importance of recording pupils’ own thoughts in their sketchbooks. The clip discusses how students should analyse the media, processes and techniques that they had used. Students could peer assess each other’s work to see if they feel their classmates are recording their ideas well enough. Does their sketchbook, storyboard or portfolio read well? Could it be annotated better? Can you tell how the pupil has developed their ideas or where they have taken their inspiration from? They could then be given sticky notes to put down any thoughts on how their peers could improve their work.

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