Coursework consists of two integrated constituent parts:
1. A major in-depth critical, practical and theoretical investigative project/portfolio and outcome/s based on themes and subject matter that have personal significance.
2. An extended written element of 1500 words minimum, which may contain images and texts and must clearly relate to practical and theoretical work using an appropriate working vocabulary and specialist terminology. (Internally marked and externally moderated)
1. Preparatory study period: The externally set assignment materials are to be released to learners from February until May (in the second year of the course) and will consist of a series of visual and written stimuli, which are presented to the learner at the start of the preparatory study period.
2. 15-hour period of sustained focus work in examination conditions.
The resolution of learners’ ideas from the preparatory work must be completed during the designated 15 hours and they must show how their planning relates to the outcome/s. (Internally marked and externally moderated).