Last week saw the first IGCSE exams of this summer's series. As always, the first exam was Art. The Year 11 Art students spent two days putting into practice all of their ideas and preparation that they had been working on for the last few weeks.
The exam is only part of their final grade. They also submit a portfolio of work for submission. This year's topic, set by the exam board was 'similarities and differences'. The students are then free to interpret that title as they want.
The annual Art show is an opportunity to showcase not only this work but the hard work that goes on in the Art department day in, day out. Every Art student in the Secondary school had work on display in some form or another. There was a real sense of anticipation and pride in the air as students hunted for their work and admired that of other year groups.
The aim of this is to give you more than just a flavour of what is happening in different aspects of Secondary section life at Charter International School. We will go into more detail about what is going on in different subjects and all those cross curricula events that make the school such a great place to work and learn. Students will have a voice and explain what they have learnt, how they have learnt it and why they think it was useful or fun or interesting. Hopefully, this will give an idea as to what life is like in the school on a day-to-day basis, what we think a good school should aspire to be and the never ending journey to becoming that school.