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Visual Arts IB Standard at Anglo European School

Course description

Students will start by gathering information in a research workbook. This is a journal, kept by the student, and into which regular entries should be put to do with research, ideas for artwork, sketches, notes etc. Throughout the course students will complete a number of research workbooks.

Based on the work done in the research workbooks, students will experiment with different ideas in a variety of media. They will then refine this experimentation and develop different pieces to form their studio work.

The IB Art programme covers 5 terms of intensive work by students. It is not purely practical but involves research into art and artists and students must be prepared to work on art projects both in school and out, visiting galleries and gaining information and inspiration at all times and from all sources. An integral part of the IB Art course is the student. 

In order to do well at IB Art, a student must be motivated and have an inquiring mind. Technical ability is useful but is not a guarantee of success. The IB Art student should be open-minded, willing to work hard, interested in visual experimentation and have something to say.

Course content

See above.

Entry requirements


Minimum of grade C in GCSE Art & Design.


All work is assessed as coursework at the end of the course.


There are two components:

Research workbook 40%

Studio work 60%

Candidates submit a photographic record of their studio work, selected pages from their workbook journals and a video interview in which they discuss their work and ideas with their teacher.


Future opportunities


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Anglo European School directly.

Last updated date: 19 May 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years