Art

“Every artist was first an amateur” - Ralph Wardo

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 3 lessons each week

GCSE Art and Design provides students with a wide range of creative, exciting and stimulating opportunities to explore their interests in ways that are both personally relevant and developmental in nature.

This two unit specification enables students to develop their ability to actively engage in the processes of Art and Design – to build creative skills through learning and doing, to develop imaginative and intuitive ways of working and develop knowledge and understanding of media, materials and technologies in historical and contemporary contexts, societies and cultures.

Assessment is by Unit 1: Portfolio of Work (Controlled Assessment) 60% and Unit 2: Externally Set Task 40%

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/art-and-design/gcse/art-and-design-4200

 

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Year 10

Still Life
Students examine still life artists and create their own responses using a   range of media. A final canvas painting is produced in response to a chosen   artist.

The Body in Art 2D
Exploring how selected artists have depicted the body in art. This unit   focuses on drawing and painting.

The Body in Art 3D
Exploring how sculptures have responded to the body using 3D materials.   Students create a series of sculptures in response.

Year 11

Distortion in Portraiture

Examining how contemporary artists have used distortion in portraiture.   Students use photography, drawing, painting and printmaking to respond to the   theme.

Externally   Set Assignment (exam project)

Exam   questions are released in the new year. Students select the question to which   they wish to respond. Students then investigate artists, with own personal responses in preparation   for exam piece.

 

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Wednesday and Thursday we have year 10 & 11 Art GCSE coursework workshop. Students are encouraged to work at lunch in the art rooms.

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

Careers

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

Useful links

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

Contact

Mrs C Nicholas nicholasc@hendonschool.co.uk (Head of Art)

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