In year 9, students
undertake workshop style lessons to gain creative skills using a range of
media, materials and techniques that they use as part of the design projects in
their chosen endorsement of Art, Textiles or Photography. Contextual studies
are integral to all projects with students looking at a variety of contemporary
and historical artists.
In years 10 and 11, students
have to complete two extended coursework projects, which consist of artist
research, ideas and development which lead to creative final outcomes. In year
11 students undertake an external assessment which is a project from a series
of starting points set by the exam board. Students must produce a timed final
piece in exam conditions over 10 hours.