In grades 9 and 10, Art and Design students are encouraged to develop their own personal responses to interpretive prompts. Through research, observation and both conceptual and analytic thinking students gain confidence as they develop their individual expressive skills. There is a focus on the development of technical skills in both 2D and 3D media as well as developing a process of reflection and refinement of work from initial idea to final solution. Both open ended creative tasks and practical design solutions are practiced in preparation for the IGCSE Art and Design exam, which student may elect to take in Grade 10.
In grades 11 and 12 students may elect to take the International Baccalaureate Visual Arts diploma program, a rigorous 2 year course which extends and develops the skills learned in grades 9 and 10. Students are expected to produce a variety of both 2D and 3D art works developed in conjunction with research and analysis of artist, both past and present.
While keeping a workbook which document their research, investigation and develop student create a portfolio which is externally graded by IB examiners and presented locally at Festival of the Arts. A focus on individualism and investigation allows student to develop and refine their own creative voice.