Students have 3 hours of lessons per week plus scheduled interventions. Students are also given access to the Adobe Suite and both Canon and Nikon DSLR cameras outside of lesson time. The expectation is that all students will have basic IT skills (basic knowledge of Google Drive, creating and saving folders, uploading and downloading files. basic Photoshop such as creating layers, minor adjustments, basic tools) and a knowledge of Art history (analysing a piece of work and being able to research and add facts and also express an opinion).
They are expected to be able to think creatively and independently whilst being led to develop their skills whilst taking risks and problem solving. The course is a combination of art, ICT, science and english. Pupils who struggle in any of these areas are given support tasks to learn strategies to help them build upon their skills but there is also an expectation to do work outside of lesson time to build resources and develop work further for personal portfolios.
All students have access to a school Google Drive account with unlimited storage and are also given an SD Card, SD card reader and folders for different projects.