Art and Design

"Art enables us to find ourselves & lose ourselves at the same time"

Hollis Academy Art Department recognises that learning in art, craft and design prepares young people for work and leisure in the twenty first century. It contributes to life skills such as problem solving, making career choices and lifelong learning.

Key Stage 3

Students have first-hand experience in key skills areas of art, craft and design. They have opportunities to access, learn about and engage directly with practitioners and historical art, craft and design in a range of cultural contexts. Through purposeful making and doing, students will experience a range of modes of learning; the aim is to learn how to learn.

We study a variety of topics in both two and three-dimensional areas of study.

Key Stage 4

Students who opt for this subject follow the AQA CCSE full course in either Fine Art, Ceramics, Three-dimensional Art, Textiles or Art and Design.

The GCSE assessment consists of a portfolio of work which carries 60% of the marks and an externally set task comprising 10 hours of sustained focused study which carried 40% of the total marks available.

Students regularly gain high grades with their GCSE work and some go on to Art College and University to continue their creative studies.

The department is proud of pupil’s achievements. Their work has been exhibited in MIMA, the Captain Cook Museum, “Celebrating Success” in Middlesbrough Town Hall and annually - by invitation, to the children’s International Exhibition of Art in Narita City, Japan.

TOPICS: Students choose and research their own topics based on their individual likes and interests. The AQA courses of study provide them with a wide range of creative, exciting and stimulating opportunities to explore Art & Design in ways that are personally relevant and truly developmental in nature

Hollis Academy
Saltersgill Avenue

Tel: (01642) 855010


Horizons Specialist Academy Trust is a company limited by guarantee (Company No 08608287) and exempt charity registered in England and Wales.

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