Mr Kent is an ex pupil who, after A- levels at Hamilton Lodge went on to University and is now a qualified teacher, where he is an inspiring role model for our pupils and students.
Pupils study Art and Design through a variety of exciting mediums from Year 7 through to Year 11, working towards GCSE Level or Entry Level Certification.
Art and Design embodies the highest forms of human creativity and pupils are engaged, inspired and challenged to gain the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As pupils develop they should be able to think critically and develop a rigorous understanding of Art and Design and know how it has shaped our history and culture.
They do this by studying various aspects of Art through topics such as; Pop Art, where they learn about colour, design and the cultural effect of the Pop Art movement and the world acclaimed work of Andy Warhol; Colour work, mixing primary and secondary colours and studying the work of David Hockney; Street Art and it’s cultural significance and the influence of Banksy; Natural Forms, exploring shells, bones and wood and using varied materials to create their own work influenced by Henry Moore and Andy Goldsworthy.
Pupils aiming for GCSE are encouraged to work independently and through self analysis of their work develop a greater understanding of Art and Design. Choosing from several themes they must focus on 2 projects and ultimately submit a portfolio of their work as well as sitting their final GCSE exam.
Pupils make outstanding progress in art. This is clearly evident in the excellent displays of their work and in the high levels of accreditation that pupils’ attain in the subject.
Ofsted Report on HLSC, July 2012.