This page can be printed at A3 size then folded down into a small booklet which gives page by page instructions for an exam project on the Fragments theme. The sheet is designed for students who struggle to work completely independently and need more guidance on how to structure their project.

The theme is narrowed to Explosions and gives suggestions for approaches to recording relevant to this topic. Students are enabled to produce high quality observational drawing and photography. Two artists researches are specified: Roy Lichtenstein and Cornelia Parker with a choice of the third (suggestions are given: Matt Franks, JMW Turner, Cai Guo-Qiang, Beatriz Milhazes, Niki de Saint Phalle).

Students are instructed to work in a range of media and then need to develop their own outcome from their investigations. If they have followed the steps they will end up with a coherent project, covering all of the assessment objectives.

I have found that students like the balance of independence and structure that the book gives them and helps avoid wasted time where they are looking at random ideas without a strong thread.

Instructions for folding the zine from the printed page are also given.

Perfect support for the Edexcel ESA theme, with some fun and exciting approaches to the theme in the reference artists!

  • FRAGMENTS-ESA-planning-booklet.pdf
  • Zine-instructions.jpg

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