What should my "testing" area of my sketchbook focus on?

This is a tricky part of the mark scheme to understand, but once you know what the examinar is asking for, its no problem! 

Testing is about showing that you ahve tried other methods before you picked your own. So, for example, if your final project is using acrylic paint, you will need to show that you tested using, say, oil paints and then write a small paragraph next to your testing explaining why the oil paints weren't as affective. As well as this, you may want to show testing for the colours you have chosen to paint in- why you chose "burnt orange" rather than a different shade of orange. Really, the examiner is looking to see a clear progression of your thinking and how you have reached your final piece through all of this testing. 

I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any further questions.

Lily M. A Level Art tutor, GCSE Art tutor, A Level English tutor, GCS...

1 year ago

Answered by Lily, an A Level Art tutor with MyTutor

Still stuck? Get one-to-one help from a personally interviewed subject specialist


£20 /hr

Leyla H.

Degree: Philosophy and Literature (Bachelors) - Warwick University

Subjects offered:Art, History+ 4 more

Extended Project Qualification
English Literature
-Personal Statements-

“I am a Philosophy and Literature student at the University of Warwick. As a naturally creative person, I have always been involved in the arts; from reading and writing poetry, to arts and crafts. I have hadtwo poems published in Youn...”

About the author

£20 /hr

Lily M.

Degree: Philosophy and Theology (Bachelors) - Oxford, Keble College University

Subjects offered:Art, Science+ 4 more

Religious Studies
-Personal Statements-

“A little bit about me  I have just finished studying Philosophy and Theology at Oxford University and am about to pursue a master's in London. I am a friendly and happy individual and have had plenty of experience in teaching, so prom...”

MyTutor guarantee

You may also like...

Posts by Lily

What are the examiners looking for? What is "good" essay technique?

What should my "testing" area of my sketchbook focus on?

Other A Level Art questions

What should my "testing" area of my sketchbook focus on?

How would it be best to manage my time for the coursework and exam components?

How can create the best presentation?

I am using pastel to draw a flower, but find it very messy and I have to go over the detailed parts again. How can I stop this?

View A Level Art tutors

We use cookies to improve your site experience. By continuing to use this website, we'll assume that you're OK with this. Dismiss