Key Stage 4
GCSE Art and Design: the OCR Specification is followed.
Students spend the first few weeks working on observational drawing, painting and mixed media skills. This short project is based on still life and environmental themes.
During the year, two projects are completed and one of these is chosen to enter as coursework. The themes for the two projects are: Environment and Figures. These are personal projects in which students may select their own material and line of enquiry, with guidance from their teacher.
Students complete their coursework from year 10 in the first term. Beginning in the second term, students complete a final GCSE examination: From a list of starting points given by the examination board, students choose a theme. They are asked to base a project around it which them culminates in a final piece of work executed during a ten hour examination.