This course involves drawing, painting, print making, etching, photography, Photoshop, 3D-making techniques, including low relief and built surfaces. This can also include students’ own investigations into any other mixed media techniques and anything else they wish to explore. If a student’s work is suitable, they may wish to include, or use it as the starting point, for their personal investigation at the start of the second year.
We aim to give students the opportunity to undertake workshops and experiment with wider ranges of materials, techniques and processes at the beginning of the course–which the students have commented makes them more confident in their own creative processes and more willing to take risks with their own aesthetic.
In the second year students work on the Personal Investigation project and build their portfolio.
A ‘ journal’ of 1,000 words and a visual representation of a student’s choosing, detailing their journey towards a final outcome. (60% of student’s A-level).
Externally set exam project
This starts in February and runs until early May, providing 40% of a student’s A-level. Students respond to an externally set question paper, choosing one of the questions and producing work in relation to this starting point.
Grade 4 or above in GCSE Art and Design