e.g. this is a two year GCSE course which consists of practical, oral and theoretical assessments. Students will also have to create a 6 week training program.
Controlled coursework assessment of a 6 weeks training programme
Competency in swimming is highly desirable along with a good level of fitness. Extra-curricular involvement in sport is extremely useful.
PE coaches/teachers. Sports development officers, Personal trainers, Armed forces, Public services, Sports scientists, Sports nutritionists.
Each week you will be timetabled four periods of 60 minutes each. These are used as follows:
An alternative PE Kit can be an optional purchase if required. This is ordered annually in July for a September start. Orders are only made at this time.
Students will participate in core PE alongside GCSE not instead of.
Successful students need be imaginative, creative and positive. Students must be organised and prepared to work hard in their own time. Patience and peristence are key virtues, as is the ability to take criticism positively. Successful students need to be open, expressive and committed.
GCSE students are encouraged to work over an extended period of time on the development of their projects. This process is broken down into easily understood targets by the Art teacher and requires a mature and independent approach from the student in order to be successful.
Students should always have a set of personal targets to complete – these targets are likely to be detailed on the student’s Progress Log and found on the task lists in their sketchbook.
Ask your son/daughter about their artwork and their ideas. Take them to galleries and to places where they can gather photographs for their work. Provide them with materials and tools, and try to sort out a space in the house for them to study. Finally, ask to see their Progress Logs – it’s all there!
The Art Department opens its doors daily to students to come and work at break, lunchtime and after school on Tuesdays & Thursdays. We regularly arrange Saturday Workshops, sometimes inviting specialist artists to deliver a master class. There are many other opportunities to be involved more in Art such as mural painting, Rock Challenge set design and Saatchi Online (www.saatchionline.com/shtc)