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
We currently run the
ART, CRAFT AND
DESIGN course. This
enables you to learn a
range of different
disciplines and skills
contextual studies and
The Course ...
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.
What to Expect…
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.
Your first home learning task is to create
your own Pinterest account and follow
Look at the equipment list and try to start
collecting this through to September. This is a
list of essential equipment which you must
You should be trying to introduce
independence into your work to get the highest
possible grade and this can be done easily by
collecting newspaper and magazine
articles/internet information or through gallery
visits of artists you like. You do not need to buy
the magazines or books but be aware of what
is going on around you now in the art world.
-A range of pencils
-Pens (including a biro and a fineliner)
-Coloured pencils (at least 5 different
-A glue stick
-A 30cm ruler
-Buy the Beaumont Art equipment kit
- A tool box to keep all equipment in