One of the main differences at this level is that students get the chance to pursue, extend and develop their studies of Art and Design to a greater depth than that required at GCSE. The Personal Investigation project usually starts in the October of year 12 and will follow through until the January of year 13. Candidates may include drawings, paintings, prints, collage, designs, written work and other 3-D materials in their projects. In fact they are encouraged to use a variety of materials and techniques in their work. From the February of year 13, students will receive their official OCR examination booklet in which they are expected to visually respond to a starting point and finish off with a final outcome.