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Art and Design

The purpose of the Art curriculum at The Howard School is:

  • to allow our students to learn how to interpret and create images.
  • encourage the creativity of our students, building their interpretative and technical skills and enhancing their understanding of the power of images and sculpture to communicate their views of the world.
  • to incorporate the following: historical, contemporary, social, cultural and issues-based contexts, techniques and aesthetics to inspire and to evolve these in response to the needs of our students’ projects.
  • to enable our students to confidently develop ideas, themes, subjects and understand how feelings can inspire creative responses.
  • to support our students’ understanding of how visual language can communicate personal ideas, meanings and responses. 
  • to allow our students to critically reflect upon their creative journey encouraging them to have independent views and opinions, over time.
Art and Design

Staff

Ms BARNES DHOD
Ms BASSANT HOD Joint
Mrs JONES Teacher of Art
Ms NEECH AHT
Ms PASIERKIEWICZ Teacher of Art
Ms SWANSTON Teacher of Art
Ms WILLIAMS HOD Joint
Ms YEATES Teacher of Art

Key Stage 3

Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art and design education engages, inspires and challenges pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As pupils progress, they are able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They also learn how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation. These are our aims at KS3.

Key Stage 4

Gcse fineart

Key Stage 5 : Fine Art

A level in fine art aqa 1

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