Coursework projects allow you to explore your ideas in real depth. You will learn new skills, experiment with materials, develop creatively and investigate the work of other artists in well equipped specialist studios guided by experienced and supportive tutors who are also practising artists. Examples of project titles include ‘Transformations’, and ‘Journeys’. Within these broad themes, students develop personal interests and pursue them with commitment and focus.
As you develop, individual subjects of study are negotiated between student and tutor. In the second half of Year Two, an externally set assignment allows you to demonstrate your ability to record observations, respond to the work of other artists, develop ideas and produce your own work at a high level.
- Investigating a range of approaches to drawing.
- Experimenting with a range of materials.
- Learning from other artists.
- Painting in oil or acrylics on a range of surfaces and sizes.
- Sculptural construction techniques.
- Extending your drawing skills, including working from life
- In-depth practical and written critical research on a selected artist, movement or theme.
- Individually negotiated practical projects.
- Ambitious creative outcomes in two or three dimensions on a range of scales
- You will show your work in an exhibition in year 2.
Grade 5 in GCSE Art or Merit or above in BTEC Level 2 First Certificate in Art and DesignIf GCSE Art has not been taken, suitably qualified students with a good portfolio of work will be considered.