Hi Henry, yes the sketchbooks do count for your GCSE, although you can use other approaches, like a blog, if you prefer. See me to talk through options. That said, I have your book in front of me now and you are doing a great job – hopefully the notes in it along with the above information/examples help a little more too. Just in case you are in doubt: You are already showing your creative ability with playful ideas and experiments, this creativity will grow as you continue to experiment and work hard. Looking at lots of other artworks / photography helps too. I think you’ve made a good start, keep at it!