“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” - Pablo Picasso
We encourage students to be independent, creative and receptive to new ideas. Students throughout the key stages are exposed to a wide range of art making experiences using exciting media; drawing, painting, mixed media, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking, photography and digital photography
Our facilities consist of two large classrooms and one dedicated sixth form art room, two traditional darkrooms, two digital suites, animation, film making, printmaking, painting, sculpture and ceramics. The staff within the department all have varied specialisms; drawing, painting, photography and sculpture.
Students have 9 lessons each fortnight
This specification directly support progression to further and higher education and provide students with a rich platform to inspire a lifelong interest in Art and Design. We’ve kept the flexibility of our previous specifications, so students can focus on an area of personal interest.
Entry requirements are a B grade in GCSE Art and Design, or Art Textiles.
For external candidates we wish to look at sketchbooks and portfolio.
Intensive drawing workshop. A four week programme to hone in on students drawing skills.
Externally Set Assignment (exam project)
Externally Set Assignment (exam project)
Outside the classroom
To maximise students exposure to contemporary art, we regularly organise trips into central London, to galleries and exhibitions. These provide students with valuable learning experiences, which inspire and impact on their work. We also encourage students to independently participate in events across London, such as The Big Draw.
There are a number of extra-curricular provisions for students, we have lunchtime animation club and on a Thursday Key Stage 3 Art Club. There are a number of extra-curricular provisions for students, we have lunchtime animation club, Wednesday we have year 10 & 11 Art GCSE coursework workshop.
Many of our ex-students have followed their passion for art and photography by completing foundation courses, then progressing to bachelor degree in Illustration, Fine Art and Design. Several of our former students work within the creative industry and have accredited their experiences as art students at Hendon for their success.
The Art Department has a long tradition of entering students work into regional and nationwide competitions. Wen Ting Wong won Mayor’s Fourth Plinth Secondary Schools Award, for the borough of Barnet. We have participated in the Rivers of the World, run by Thames Festival Trust and the British Council. The Art Department has close links with Middlesex University with many of our students participating in enrichment programmes and Saturday school.
Progression pathways and careers
At Hendon we offer:
GCSE Art and Design - AQA exam board
AS and A2 Art and Design - AQA exam board
BTEC Level 3 Art and Design – Edexcel exam board
GCSE Photography - AQA exam board
AS and A2 Photography - AQA exam board
The creative sector is one of the fastest growing industries in the UK. It currently accounts for 6% of the UK’s GDP, with further growth predicted for the next decade. The creative industry has proven to expand despite recent economic crisis. Studying Art and Design at AS and A2 level provides students with a fantastic platform for a Foundation Art Course, followed by BA in Art, Design or Art History.
The career prospects are varied including: Graphic Designer, Curator, Education, Product Designer, Fashion Designer, Animator, Architect, Landscape Gardener, Games Designer, Advertising, Set Designer, Web Designer, Illustrator and Art Therapist.
Currently studying on Degree Courses/Apprenticeship Schemes:
Many of our ex-students have followed their passion for art and photography, by completing foundation courses, then progressing to bachelor degree in Illustration, Fine Art and Design. Several of our former students work within the creative industry and have accredited their experiences as art students at Hendon for their success
Guy Barber- BA (Hons) Film and TV Production, Bournemouth University
Runa Patel - BA (Hons) Photography, University of Staffordshire
Shane Williams - BA Media Productions, Lincoln University
Casey Ballam - BA Illustration, Middlesex University, London
Rebecca Lee - Foundation Course and BA Illustration, Bournemouth University
Vanisha Tailor - Level 4 Apprenticeship at TechCity
Pintura art detective - www.eduweb.com/pintura
24 hour museum - www.culture24.org.uk/home
Deviant art - www.deviantart.com
Art web - www.artweb.com
Student art and design - www.juliastubbs.co.uk
Inside art - www.eduweb.com/insideart
Colour matters - www.colormatters.com
BBC art - www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/11_16/site/art.shtml
Ms Catherine Sergent, Head of Art. SergentC@hendonschool.co.uk