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27/05/22

The Harris Academy Rainham Geography department is excited to launch a new gardening club In the spirit of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle”, we would appreciate donations of gardening equipment, hand tools, gloves, seeds, soil, pots and anything gardening related. https://t.co/98pgR2c7pb

23/05/22

Please go to our website for details of the Y11 intervention sessions on offer during the May half term. https://t.co/lEOke73VV9

23/05/22

Year 8 and 9 Parent Information Evening Your are invited to a parent information evening on Wednesday 25th May at 6:00pm, where we would like to speak with you on e-safety and how you can ensure your child is protected online. https://t.co/qxjSVYynY9

19/05/22

HAR Sixth Form Consultation: See the letters home page of our website for the latest letter from the principal with details of upcoming consultation events. https://t.co/ob1pEQBMvK

12/05/22

Year 10 students visited Blenheim Underwriting in Fenchurch Street yesterday as part of their mentoring programme with an award-winning charity, Future Frontiers, where they received a warm welcome from CEO John Lynch. https://t.co/KmQkj5cJop https://t.co/5Hr3boPZIy

09/05/22

Year 11 English Literature Challenge Seminars Friday Mornings 8.15-8.50 B33 with Mrs. Turker

05/05/22

Yesterday some of our Y10 students visited London firm Crawford & Co. where they met the CEO and were mentored by business professionals to develop aspirations and build a life-long engagement with learning. Full story at https://t.co/5jIPxtE3I8 https://t.co/hYsGeSbuAq

31/03/22

April 1st will be a "wear something yellow or blue" non-uniform day, students and staff are encouraged to donate £1. We will also have a bake sale on this day so bring some cash and buy some treats! All money raised will be donated to The British Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal. https://t.co/0w0YfT9YLj

30/03/22

Key Stage 3 Survey for Years 7,8 and 9. It is important to us that we continue to receive feedback on your experiences and views. If you have the time could you please follow the link for our online Spring2 questionnaire. https://t.co/XSOMxrOt0c

28/03/22

Reminder. Year 7 parent information evening on Monday 28th March 2022 at 6:00pm, on e-safety and how you can ensure your child is protected online. Full details on our website at https://t.co/ob1pEQBMvK

24/03/22

April 1st will be a "wear something yellow or blue" non-uniform day, students and staff are encouraged to donate £1. We will also have a bake sale on this day to raise some extra funds. All money raised will be donated to The British Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal.

24/03/22

We would like to invite you to a parent information evening on Monday 28th March 2022 at 6:00pm, where we would like to speak with you on e-safety and how you can ensure your child is protected online. Full details at https://t.co/ob1pEQBMvK

16/03/22

Y11 students were lucky to have a visit from the Principal of Newham Collegiate School, Mr Ismail. He spoke to our students about what it is like to study at a highly academic sixth form and what they should do to fully prepare in the run up to their GCSE exams. Thank you NCS! https://t.co/ksuMdOi0KN

28/02/22

The rescheduled GCSE artwork collection evening will now take place on Thursday 3rd March from 15:30 - 18:00. Please sign-in at reception upon arrival and remember to bring something to carry your sketchbooks home in.

08/02/22

Well done to Tianna, Tomas, Fiona, Daniel, Kierat and Alfie who were invited to hot chocolate with Mr Stananought and Mr Whitehead in recognition of their excellent behaviour and participation in school. https://t.co/rzS3arbKg8

07/02/22

See our website for details of our half term intervention programme for Year 11 https://t.co/bSaGtQF3wo

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Head of Department:  Ms C Gander

c.gander@harrisrainham.org.uk

What will I study?

Students work on four key areas of study. All projects undertaken follow these objectives, these aim to give students the opportunity to take ownership over their work & study the subject in great depth.

  • Record ideas, observations and insights relevant to intentions as work progresses This area will predominantly look at developing skills in observational drawings and photography.
  • Develop ideas through investigations, demonstrating critical understanding of sources. Here students will be taught how to look at Art works in greater depth, understanding the context in which the work has been produced. Students will develop skills in critically analysing their own work and the work of others.
  • Refine work by exploring ideas, selecting and experimenting with appropriate media, materials, techniques and processes. All students will be exposed to a range of different methods to create their outcomes. They will be exposed to and guided through and variety of materials, understanding how to manipulate these to create exciting and challenging outcomes
  • Record ideas, observations and insights relevant to intentions as work progresses Students will be given the opportunity to create outcomes which are a culmination of skills taught and experiments undertaken throughout their projects.

How will I be assessed

60% portfolio assessment and 40% externally set task.  This is the equivalent of 2 sketchbooks of work and 2 final pieces for the portfolio assessment and a further sketchbook and final piece, created under exam conditions, for the externally set task’

Anything else I need to know

Art requires: Clear and accurate written communication; Investigative and analysis skills; Relentless drive to improve and develop work; Good understanding of aesthetics & practical skills; Ability to work safely on your own and with others; Having an enthusiasm for creating artworks.  The course provides an excellent route into A Level Art and other Level 3 courses in, Creative and Media. Further progression post-18 will lead to careers in architecture, photography, textiles & fashion, car design, layout artist, Interior designer, jewellery designer, gallery curator, logo designer, illustrator, set designer, cartoonist, toy designer, furniture designer, Art therapist, film editor, auctioneer, video game artist, dressmaker, tailor!  Students contemplating any practically based hands-on learning course can benefit from studying Art. Many art based college courses will not consider students who have not studied this foundation level qualification.