A Trip to Tate Modern and Tate Britain

Year 10 & Year 11 Art GCSE pupils enjoyed a visit to the Tate Modern and Tate Britain Art Galleries to undertake research for their individual coursework projects.

Walking from Bank towards The Millennium Bridge, the contrast of architectural styles of the buildings on the way created a lasting impression while the beautiful sunny day provided excellent opportunities to take photographs. On arrival at Tate Modern, pupils were able to engage with and place their own artwork within a wide variety of artwork produced in the full spectrum of modern art media techniques and processes. Fully inspired, a pleasurable boat trip took them along The Thames to the Tate Britain Gallery at Millbank, passing many iconic landmarks on the way.

Once there, pupils had an hour and a half to view and record artworks to help move their projects forward. One pupil commented that ‘It was really helpful to kick start our own projects, opening our minds to different forms of art”. Another said “It was good to be able to view paintings that we have studied, in real life.”