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You are going to choose your own topic
The purpose of your Personal Study is
to teach you something: to help you
develop as an artist and to strengthen
your understanding of art-related
issues. You will be creating Art work
around your chosen topic as well as an
essay. The most successful Personal
Studies communicate ‘a strong sense of
involvement through personal
enthusiasm and a commitment to
sustain the investigation’. So basically
make sure you choose a topic you are
Remember, we are all getting used to
working in very different times, and it
is too early for us to tell as teachers
and forecast the next few months of
One thing is for sure, that you need to
start thinking about your Year 13
Personal Study now, and this is going
to continue when we are back at
school in September, and is your major
project for the academic year.
It is therefore really important that you
carefully think about an area of study
that is easily accessible, and that you
can complete in the local environment,
as trips into London and Gallery visits
may not be on the agenda for a long
• Distorted Portraiture
• Daily Routines
• Architecture – localised
• Food / Modern diet
• Natural and organic Forms
• The domestic environment.
• Light and shadows
• Pattern and texture.
• Harmony and discord.
• Erosion / Decay
• Time (childhood to adulthood)
• Digital era – ‘the social media
• Windows and views
• Beauty within
• Facades and layers
• Old and new
• Here and Now
• The sensory experience
• Déjà vu
• Fiction or reality
• Land and Sea
• Unpleasant combinations
• Layering of time
• Society today
• Mechanised Objects
• Lockdown and quarantine
• Geometric shapes
• Musical interpretation
You should already have a Pinterest account. If not make
sure you create one this week and begin to follow
Beaumont Art Pinterest. Create an album of ideas for your
Personal Study. This is going to be extremely useful for
helping you with creative ideas and finding original,
relevant artists for your chosen topic.
Week Beginning: 18th – 22nd May Launch of Year 13 ‘Personal Study’ (Major Year 13 Coursework Project)
• Task 1
Week Beginning: 25th – 29th May - Half term –
Completion of Task 1
Week Beginning: 1st – 5th June • Task 2: Artist Study 1
Week Beginning 8th – 12 June • Task 3: Artist Study 2
Week Beginning 15th – 18th June • Task 4: Photographic Shoot
Week Beginning 22nd – 25th June No work set here as this is your Internal Exam week for your other
Week Beginning 29th – 3rd July Internal Exam: Drawing Task. (Task 5)
This will be marked as your Internal Year 12 Exam, and then will go
towards you Year 13 ‘Personal Study’
Week Beginning 6th July – 17th July 6th July: Deadline for internal ART EXAM
Further Year 13 work set.
Feedback of Year 12 Exam
* Year 12 Art Exam Grades will be a combination of the set exam and year 12 project work.
*please note tasks from week 1 to 4 are designed to ensure you have researched and prepared for your exam in week
6. All work (including your exam ) will be based on your chosen theme for your personal coursework project.
Your first task is to decide what you want your topic to be.
It can be fairly broad to begin with so don’t panic! Tasks…
1. Look on the Student Guide website link below and read
‘Art Project ideas: a guide to subject matter selection’ .
Create a brain storm of ideas
2. Create a Pinterest album and pin any pins of subjects
matter and media that you may want to consider for your
year 13 project.
3. Create a MOODBOARD of IDEAS…This is important as
we will often use this to refer back to when discussing
Artists with you. We would suggest that you set this up as
POWERPOINT slides that can be printed and stuck into
your new Year 13 sketchbooks when we return to school.