Tenbury High showcase their artistic talents at GCSE art exhibition

Many of our OAT academies have been busy exhibiting and showcasing their fabulous GCSE artwork during the summer term, and Tenbury High Ormiston Academy art exhibition had the privilege of being opened this week by VIP Tenbury Mayor Mark Willis, alongside Principal Adrian Price.


Parents and friends of the students were invited to attend the VIP opening of the GCSE artwork show with a glass of bubbly, to celebrate and enjoy GCSE coursework displays based on Pop Art and Natural Forms. 

For their exam, students chose from a range of titles including 'Outline,’ 'Diary' and 'From Above' and completed a final exam piece in ten hours. Artwork is required to be developed from the work of existing artists and this was reflected in a huge range from Turner to Damian Hurst. The work also showed a huge range of media including some exceptional water colour, ink, textile work and lino cutting. 

A visitor who is studying art at Hereford Art College said the much of the work would not have been out of place in a degree show.

Art teacher Mary Jordan said: “The expectation of exam boards is higher than it has ever been, you can see from the display, pupils have worked exceptionally hard and deserve to have done well when they open their results in August.”


(Pictured left to right: Issy Kite with some of her amazing biro drawing, Eve Watson with her oversized travel book showing 'Landmarks' from around the world and Patrick McCrann with his 'Pop Art' big breakfast)