First, Year 10, after about three lessons' painting time. We are still at a fairly early stage of the IGCSE course and these A3-sized pieces reflect the fact that students are still focussing more on skills, not ideas. The works they've developed come from their investigations into other still life painters, combined with images and objects they've been photographing and drawing in the last couple of weeks. In most examples, however, it's clear to see that they're beginning to make more of their own choices in terms of what interests them; form and space, abstraction, detail, texture and line or painterly quality. From this basis, more of their own ideas and concepts can start to build.