Each A level Art and Photography pupil undertakes a sustained written project between 3,000 and 5,000 words (sometimes more) including bibliography, called a Related Study. The chosen topic needs to be linked to the pupil’s practical coursework journey. Both written and practical are driven by the pupil and, in doing so, they learn much about themselves.
Towards the close of this term 39 Upper Sixth pupils brought to fruition their Related Study, handing over their illustrated scripts for marking.
Topics explored are always varied and insightful. The vast majority contain sophisticated and original thoughts and responses. This year they range from ‘The Circle: it’s intrinsic properties within Art’, ‘Why is there an obsession with Flesh, Human Condition and Death’, ‘The Significance and Symbolism of Red Hair in Narrative Portraiture’, ‘How Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland have been interpreted and adapted over the past 157 years’ and ‘The Subversion of the Female Victim Narrative Into the Female Survivor Narrative Through The Presentation of Dominant Women’, to name a few.
A serious well done to each pupil for conducting the level of research, articulating visual thoughts and bringing to a high level conclusion this important aspect of the A level course.
Edward Twohig RE
Head of Art