Subject: Art

Head of Subject: Mr J Whitehead


To give every student the opportunity to be the best creative and imaginative artist they can, able to express themselves and appreciate the place of art in their world.

At Hawkley Hall High School we celebrate the place of art and design in the school curriculum and the world around us. We encourage and develop the imagination, creativity and artistic expression of all our students. we aim to provide a broad curriculum with a range of art experiences that engage, inspire and challenge students, to develop the knowledge and skills to invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. They make connections to other art makers from different times and cultures, expressing their opinions using subject specific vocabulary and appreciate the contribution of art and design to our culture, creativity and wealth.

Overview of the Art Curriculum 

The specification code for GCSE Art is 8201. Click here to view the GCSE Art specification

Enrichment and Additional Learning Opportunities

The department has a variety of enrichment opportunities throughout the year, including:

  • Textiles Club
  • Art Club
  • Photography Club
  • Knitting Club
  • Christmas Card Club

To further enrich the curriculum artists are invited in to school and appropriate times throughout the year to work with students. There are also regular trips to Art workshops at colleges and Universities to provide students an opportunities to view degree level exhibitions and fashion shows. There is also an annual Expressive Arts trip to London.