The first year of the 'A' Level course is divided into two units. The first unit of work is the coursework unit which represents 40% of the final grade. At REGO, this is taught as an exploration of the human form, looking at anatomy, proportion, portraiture through a wide range of different artists and techniques. The coursework represents 60% of the final grade.
Students aim to produce something between 15 - 30 sheets of exploratory work and a final piece.
The controlled assignment represents 40% of the final grade. This usually takes the form of 1 sketchbook and one final piece. Students are given 10 weeks to prepare and 8 hours of supervised time to complete their final piece. Previous starting points have included "Sanctuary", "Mystery & Imagination" & "Cycles".