Year 11 artists had a productive two-day GCSE mock examination, working hard to create a diverse range of outcomes. From figurative painting to abstract sculpture, each piece reflects the individual pupil’s own investigation. The changes to the AQA specification this year include the stipulation that the coursework consists of a sustained project supported by a selection of further work, and thus the work produced in their mock will contribute directly to this.

It is great to see such staggering technical skill and creative ideas emerging from the pupils. Special thanks to Ms Rice for the technical support, the pupils are extremely lucky to have the opportunity to request canvases and boards made to order.

By Imogen Vickers, Head of Art