My new 1st year Diploma Programme visual arts class contains a mixture of Standard and Higher level – nothing new about that, of course – but in addition, I have a couple of second year art students.
These two have been added because of a schedule clash: their DP ITGS class happens at the same time as their DP Visual Arts class. They could alternate with art one week and ITGS the next, but, for a variety of reasons (some parent driven), they don’t.
So I spend most of the time making sure that the 1st year art students are on track – becoming familiar with the programme and its objectives, working with both studio and investigation components etc – and some of the time with the two 2nd years, who (admittedly) at this stage of their course should be working with a little more independence and confidence, and may not require as much input and feedback as the newbies.
Its only been a couple of weeks and it seems OK, but I still think that in an ideal world (ha ha) the final year group would have their art classes together.
Or am I wrong?