Each GCSE project (of which there are 3: 2 coursework, one exam) is taught as a thematic enquiry. These are given a broad title, for example ‘Art Magazine Cover’ or ‘Here and Now.’
From the outset, pupils work in a personalised and varied way to suit their needs and enthusiasms. The projects usually follow a: starting point- investigations- designing- conclusion pathway. Much specific guidance is offered verbally (group and 1:1) and in writing (recorded by themselves and their teacher, on their table of Assessment Objectives, kept with their work.) Thus targets are kept relevant, personalised, time bound and specific.