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‫مدرسة البطين الثانوية‬

129071 ‫ب‬.‫ص‬
‫أبوظبي‬
‫المارات العربية المتحدة‬
+2000 813 2 971 :‫هـ‬
2033 813 2 971+ :‫ف‬

Al Bateen Secondary
School
P.O. Box 129071
Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates
Tel: +971 2 813 2000
Fax: +971 2 813 2033

Dear Parents & Art students
Below you will find a complete breakdown of the forthcoming GCSE schedule. Please
do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or quaries regarding your
son/daughters progress during this important time.
GCSE Art and Design Exam Schedule 2016
Exam Schedule: Preparatory study & 10 hour exam
Please note development sessions will be recorded in student’s sketchbook and
annotated to describe the visual journey. The art department is available for extra
study Mon-Thurs 2:45-4pm for all GCSE & IGCSE students.

1st January- Exam is emailed to students and brainstorming/taking
photographs related to theme should commence.
 Week beginning 10th January– AO3 Research use
www.albateenart.weebly.com, a study guide with suggested tasks will be
available for the entire preparation period…..use it!
 Wednesday 13th January– AO3- Drawing Exam from Photographs. Record
Observations
 Thursday 14th January - Coursework Final Piece Exam. Time to create a final
pice based on your coursework. A mockup of this piece should be shown to
teachers before the exam.
 Thursday 4th February- Sheet 1 Deadline- Hand in Observation Sheet (Photos,
Pencil Crown, Ink, Oil Pastels etc)
 Sunday 21st February – Sheet 2 Deadline - Hand in 1st artist study sheet.
 Sunday 6th March – Sheet 3 Deadline – 2nd artist study sheet is to be
submitted for assessment feedback.
 Sunday 20th March – Sheet 4 Deadline-Development sheet of ideas,
techniques and experimentations needs to be submitted. There are no
extensions.
 Sunday 20th March to Thursday 24th of March is review week before the
holidays.
 Wednesday 16th March – All Coursework is submitted including final piece/s..
24th March – 10th April School Holiday – 2 weeks. Use this extra time to develop your
work.
 Sunday 10th April- All coursework to be resubmitted for feedback and
assessment.
 12th April - AO1/2/3 Development of ideas and Experimentation LEADING TO
FINAL MOCK UP – plan for exam
 Thursday 17th APRIL- Sheet 5 Deadline- Mock up of final piece to be submitted
 11th to 21stApril –AO4 Final Design ideas and Preparation for Exam.
 Art Exam Thursday 21st April and Sunday 24th April – 10 hours. Teachers
assess on 25th.
 1st May- Final Submission Deadline for all coursework as teachers must start
marking that day.

‫مدرسة البطين الثانوية‬
129071 ‫ب‬.‫ص‬
‫أبوظبي‬
‫المارات العربية المتحدة‬
+2000 813 2 971 :‫هـ‬
2033 813 2 971+ :‫ف‬

Al Bateen Secondary
School
P.O. Box 129071
Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates
Tel: +971 2 813 2000
Fax: +971 2 813 2033

Yours Sincerely,
Mrs. Jennifer Hutchinson
Head Of Art & Design
Al Bateen Secondary School
Aldar Academies
Jhutchinson@albateen.sch.ae