Key Contacts

Mr Robert Joinson – Subject Leader for Art

Mrs Rebecca Tushingham – Teacher of Art (Maternity Leave from September 2019)

Ms Emma Holloway – Teacher of Art

Ms Wendy Leocque – Art & Darkroom Photography Technician

Curriculum Information

The Art & Photography Studio here at Hanham Woods Academy is a well-loved area of the school with its own fully equipped Art classrooms, Art & Photography Library, Art & Photography Computer suite, Photography Dark Room and external Kiln Room. Resources are well equipped for 3D and 2D projects including Digital Photography.

Staff and students alike have a continued and ever growing enthusiasm for creativity, which is explored through a range of exciting projects.

The Art & Photography Curriculum Statement sets out the vision and intent for the curriculum in Art.

The Art Curriculum Map sets out an overview of the curriculum in Art from Years 7 through to Year 11.  Among other things, it sets out what is studied, why it is studied, as well as the keywords needed in each year.  Students and parents are likely to find this useful.

At Hanham Woods Academy we encourage students to think like Artists in their “Art” lessons.  The Hanham Thinkers poster summarises what that means.

KS3 Art Curriculum Content

All students study Art during year 7 and 8 and have one Art lesson per week.

During the academic year students will carry out a range of projects under the umbrella theme of The Visual Elements.

The carefully planned and resourced projects allow students to fulfil all aspects of the Art & Design National Curriculum and above all, provide students with confidence and expertise in the subject.

For students in Years 7 and 8 there is one piece of homework per fortnight. This task should take student between 30 minutes and 1 hour to complete. Homework is set during lessons and recorded on ShowMyHomework which is available via the homepage.

KS4 Art Curriculum Content

For students entering year 9, Art becomes an optional subject.

The Art Department offer two different endorsements within the overall qualification of GCSE Art & Design – Fine Art and/or Photography.

Fine Art is a popular choice for students who enjoy drawing, painting and 3D Art.

Photography is a fantastic option for those students whose creativity take a more digital route. The Photography course is very well resourced, boasting 10 digital SLR cameras, lighting equipment and specialist printers.

Each specialism is a 3 year course which allows students to develop, expand and refine their knowledge and skills as well as prepare them for Art, Craft & Design courses at A-Level, college or apprenticeships.

Students in years 9, 10 & 11 have weekly homework tasks which are largely tailored individually in order to be relevant to their personal projects.

There are two after school Art Clubs which run every Tuesday & Thursday 3:00 – 4:30.