The year 10 option students started their GCSE course with me this week. I was super excited to have them and start the GCSE Art program at MTS. As they have a few weeks to settle into their choices, and make changes where necessary, I decided to start off with two short projects to allow me to baseline test them and plan where we need to develop our skills.
Normally I would have had them in year 9 but I did not have a year 9 class this year so they are all new to me. I love this as it allows me to work on skills with a fresh slate for them and me.
I have previously taught GCSE and Btec doing Btec in year 9 offered as a one year course and GCSE in 10 and 11 as a two year course. I have worked with exam boards Edexcel and OCR.