Teachers

Art / Art Textiles

Miss M Kerry

Head of Art
Art / Art Textiles

Mrs E Andrews

Teacher of Art
Design & Technology

Miss F Mawson

Teacher of Technology
Drama

Mrs A Bowman

Head of Creative & Performing Arts

Description

Introduction

At The Hamble School Art Department we believe that Art is a visual language, which can be used to communicate ways of seeing the world, ideas and emotions. Art should therefore:

  • Broaden horizons by challenging our understanding of the world
  • Encourage creativity and personal expression
  • Explore individuality

The Art Department aims to:

  • Develop student confidence in the use of a broad range of media, processes and techniques
  • Provide students with opportunity to explore a wide range of art forms/genres of art from different times and cultures
  • Create a working environment that challenges, excites, stimulates and encourages students to take risks and explore beliefs, ideas and imaginings
  • Create an ethos of mutual respect between students and their peers for each other’s work, beliefs and ideas
  • Encourage students to take ownership , responsibility, enjoyment and satisfaction in the creation of art work
  • Support students in their discovery and pursuit of their own personal creative ideas and areas of interest

KS3 Overview

The Year 7 and 8 Art and Design course provides a foundation of learning to equip students for key stage 4. The course therefore aims to:

  • Broaden students’ experience of working and develop students’ confidence in working with different media and processes-painting/ drawing/ print making / mixed media and digital photography.
  • Develop student appreciation, confidence and understanding of a broad range of art genres and in ideal artists’ techniques, ideas and approaches.
  • Enthuse and excite students about the potential of their creative ideas and skills.
  • Develop students’ understanding of their personal creative strengths and areas for improvement to support students in making a good choices about the creative subjects and courses that are right for them.

Key Stage 3 overview (Years 7 & 8) – download a PDF from the left hand column…

KS4 Overview

Art and Design courses available for study:

  • GCSE- Art and Design (Unendorsed)- EDEXCEL
  • BTEC- Art and Design Level 2- EDEXCEL

Having completed the Key Stage 3 course, Key Stage 4 art students are expected to use, develop and expand upon the skills learnt in Year 7 and 8 to develop personal, creative and skilful ideas and outcomes in response to project themes (GCSE) or assignment briefs (BTEC). Key Stage 4 students are increasingly afforded more creative freedom and are therefore expected to work with increasing independence, taking ownership and responsibility for the development of their work.

Year 9: Art & Design Foundation Year

Year 9: Art & Design

In Year 9, students work to build upon new and existing skill sets in preparation for the start of their controlled assessments in year 10. Students complete projects of work that:

  • Introduce them to their chosen course of study- the structure of the course, how work is assessed and the standards for assessment.
  • Could be submitted for final assessment at the end of Year 11 for their chosen qualification
  • Further develop their understanding of the interests and qualities as an artist.
  • Further develops their skills and maturity as artists.

Students have an opportunity to visit an art gallery and use their observations to develop their own personal ideas.

GCSE : Art and Design (Unendorsed)

GCSE : Art and Design (Unendorsed)

During the two year course candidates are asked to:

  • Complete visual research by producing observational drawings, painting and sculptures.
  • Study the work of artists by visual and written analysis.
  • Develop ideas using their completed research and by experimenting with a range of media including mixed media, art textiles, sculpture, clay sculpture, paint, collage, Information and Communication Technology and a range of drawing mediums.
  • Produce exciting, original and individual final outcomes.

Students will have had the opportunity to develop their creative skills and produce work which encourages individual thoughts, responses, feelings, observations and ideas.

  • Coursework 60%: All work made over the two years must be available for assessment.
  • Externally Set Assignment 40%: The final examination is 40% of the total marks. This is externally set moderated.

BTEC: Art and Design L1/2 Award/Certificate

During the two year course candidates are asked to:

  • Complete visual research by producing observational drawings, painting and sculptures.
  • Study the work of artists by visual and written analysis.
  • Develop ideas using their completed research and by experimenting with a range of media including mixed media, art textiles, sculpture, clay sculpture, paint, collage, Information and Communication Technology and a range of drawing mediums.
  • Produce exciting, original and individual final outcomes.

Students will have had the opportunity to develop their creative skills and produce work which encourages individual thoughts, responses, feelings, observations and ideas.

  • 4 units to be completed over two years.
  • Units 1, 3 and 4: controlled assessment
  • Unit 2: externally set assignment

The BTEC level 2 course is aimed at those who are interested in art and design. It is a practical course and requires creative talent and a committed attitude. There is a strong emphasis on research, development and evaluation.

Key Stage 4 overview (Years 9, 10 & 11) – download a PDF from the left hand column…

Revision Guides

  • Art – BBC bitesize GCSE guide books. Access provided for students in lessons.

Useful websites

Career Opportunities

“Knowledge is available on every Internet-connected device, what you know matters far less than what you can do with what you know. The capacity to innovate — the ability to solve problems creatively or bring new possibilities to life — and skills like critical thinking, communication and collaboration are far more important than academic knowledge.”

Careers for Art Students