We currently run the EDEXCEL ART, CRAFT AND
DESIGN course. This allows you the freedom to
explore different areas of art, such as painting,
printmaking, textiles, photography, graphical
communication, sculpture and contextual studies.
The course encourages you to create a personal and
The course consists of four units over 2 years:
UNIT 2-MOCK EXAM
UNIT 3-COURSEWORK (DEVELOPED FROM PERSONAL
STARTING POINT) 50%
UNIT 4-EXTERNALLY SET ASSIGNMENT 40%
The Course ...
(Year 12 work then
goes towards Year 13
Throughout year 12 you will be introduced to the
different art disciplines through a series of
workshops. You will be set assignment tasks based
on these workshops, all based around one theme.
For each art discipline you will be expected to use
your own initiative, research artists, primary
images, take good quality photographs and
annotate and review your work.
We are here to guide you, and you are privileged to
have 3 teachers that specialise in different art
disciplines, but we will not do the work for you.
What to Expect… ...
The Year Ahead ...
You will have one project broken down into a series of workshops. Each area will have
a body of work including recording observations, media
experimentation, developing ideas and a final piece.
The project will be completed by January
MIXED MEDIA WORKSHOPS
FINAL REALISATIONS OF YEARS WORK.
EXAM PREPERATION AND 10 HOUR EXAM
Getting a good grade is only possible by covering all of the marking criteria. You
can be the most talented artist there is but if you do not have the sketchbook
and work to back up your final pieces you will get very few marks.
You must cover all of the assessment criteria above to get the marks and achieve a good grade.
•A3 hardback sketchbook
•A2 portfolio, A2 display book
and A2 black/white card
for mock exam unit
•Art materials pack
(a range of paint brushes,
palette, a set of watercolours,
a set of tonal pencils,
two fine liners,
two large glue sticks, a sharpener
•Pack of watercolour paper
All basic equipment
as well as your
Art pack and
be brought to every lesson.
1. Using the title ‘Environments’, take and print at least 20 photographs. It is
up to you how you interpret this title. It may be that you are going on holiday
and use this as your inspiration or it could simply be taking photographs
around your home. Think carefully about your subject matter, colour and
2. From your photographs create a series of A5 drawings.
3. Go to two Art exhibitions over the summer. Take photographs (if you can),
collect leaflets and create drawings. These can go in your sketchbook in
4. Join Pinterest, follow Beaumont and begin to create an album of Art you
like. This will be really helpful when we begin your coursework in September.
What you have done over the Summer…
INTRODUCTIONS AND DISSCUSSION/ CRITIQUE OF WORK
COMPLETED OVER THE SUMMER….
Your Sketchbook …
Your sketchbook should be a place for being creative! You will explore ideas with sketches, samples,
experiments, Artist’s work and photos relevant to your topic.
Some important things to have in
Observational studies from real objects
Your own photographs, as evidence of
your primary research.
Experiments with a range of different
Planning for final pieces
Presentation: Don’t paint ANY pages with
poster or acrylic paint – this ends up looking messy and really distracts from the artwork on the page.
Do add bits of coloured paper, magazines, newspaper or use watercolour to add colour to the pages. When
adding colour to a page make sure it is relevant to the topic.
-Complete an Environment
mood board and/or spider diagram
-Create gallery visits pages in your sketchbook. Add
images, photographs sketches and your opinions
-Present your summer photography in your sketchbook
-Present your summer drawing work in your sketchbook
Extra marks…-Create an Artist inspiration page
Beaumont Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/beaumontart/
Beaumont Blog: http://artatbeaumontschool.blogspot.co.uk
Deadline: 13th September