Welcome to the Fitzwilliam Museum, a great place to introduce your students to their mock and actual Exam research for GCSE, A Level and BTEC Art and Design.
Each year we prepare a selected itinerary that matches key objects from our collection to your exam themes. We suggest that you read the attached PDF which is divided into the various Exam Boards, this may well help you prepare your students for your Self Led Session in the Fitzwilliam Galleries.
Your students are encouraged to draw from the real objects, record information and their own thoughts and ideas, it is a good idea to start them off with one or two objects, explaining details on the object labels each have museum accession numbers, a unique catalogue code they can then use to search for further information on line back at school or college.
Photographing objects can be helpful but nothing beats drawing from the objects.
(Please check that camera flash is off and that special exhibitions may not permit the use of photography due to copyright)
The attached document outlines themes from 2017 and is intended as a starting point.
This is for Teachers as you may well not have released exam papers to your students.
Students may also enjoy researching at the other University of Cambridge Museums which are just a 10 minute walk.