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Welcome to GCSE ART, this is
the beginning of a hard, but
enjoyable two years. Art is not
easy; it’s about hard work,
creativity and the will to do well.
If you listen to the help, advice
and guidance that we will give
you and give 100% in every
piece of work, and try your best,
you will succeed.
You have chosen this option, so
we expect nothing but your
The Course ...
We currently run the
ART, CRAFT AND
DESIGN course. This
enables you to learn a
range of different
disciplines and skills
contextual studies and
What to Expect…
As an artist you must be punctual, well
equipped and always complete work on
time for deadlines
If you miss deadlines you will be given an
hour after school detention. All the Art
work you create from now on will count
towards your GCSE so it is extremely
important that you keep up to date as this
could affect your final GCSE Art grade.
You must have your sketchbook with you
and be fully equipped for every lesson.
Equipment pack, folders and sketchbooks…
-Set tonal pencils
-A large glue stick
-Two fine liners
All basic equipment
as well as your
Art pack and
be brought to every lesson.
Marking… Assessment Objectives
AO1: RESEARCH – IMAGES & ARTISTS
Develop your ideas through investigations informed by contextual and other sources, demonstrating
analytical and cultural understanding.
AO2: EXPERIMENTS WITH MEDIA
Refine your ideas through experimenting and selecting appropriate resources, media, materials,
techniques and processes.
AO3: IDEAS, OBSERVATIONAL DRAWINGS & EXPLANATIONS
Record ideas, observations and insights relevant to your intentions in visual and/or other forms.
AO4: FINAL IDEA & FINAL PIECE, LINKS WITH ARTISTS
Present a personal, informed and meaningful response demonstrating analytical and critical
understanding, realising intentions and making connections between visual or other elements.
The Beaumont Art Blog can be found on
the school website and using the link
above. Your Home Learning will be posted
on here, Power Points as well as current
exhibitions and other useful Art links
The Beaumont Art Pinterest can be found on
the school website and using the link above.
This is used for Artist research, Art
techniques as well as good GCSE Art
examples created by students to inspire you.
What are Natural Forms?
• Natural forms are objects in
nature in their original form.
What are Natural Forms?
• Natural form is an objects in nature in its
• Leaves, flowers, pine cones, sea weed,
shells, bones, insects, stones, fossils,
crystals, feathers, birds, fish, animals – in fact
anything you can find in nature – complete or
part of it.
Some key words...
On the first double page of your sketchbook create a Brain Web considering all
the different things that link to the title ‘Natural Forms’. This can include
different forms, colours, textures, Artists etc. Keep it broad and put as many
ideas as you think of on the page.
Think about presentation. Add colour to the background and possibly a few images.
Key words to get you started with your Brain Web
Places these four
your brain web
and think about
all the different
things that link to
these titles. Fill