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During Year 11 Art students develop and refine work completed from the previous year and work towards their exam. In Component 2 (exam/externally set assignment: 40%) students respond to a starting point/title provided by AQA. This response provides evidence of our ability to work independently within specified time constraints, realise intentions that are personal and meaningful and explicitly address the requirements of all four assessment objectives. During the preparation period students develop ideas, refine work through explorations, record observations and present meaningful responses. It is crucial that students foster the confidence that they need during the independent supervised time of 10 hours where a final piece is produced.