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The James Hornsby School

The Trust’s core aim is to ensure that we enhance the life chances of all the young people within the Trust to enable them to fulfil their potential and achieve the best possible outcomes.

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Art & Design

Art & Design

Art at James Hornsby, promotes learning across a variety of opportunities, using a range of processes, tools, techniques, materials and resources to create a varied and exciting portfolio.

Students will work in ceramics (clay); print making (monoprinting and
linocuts); painting; drawing; photography and 3D studies (clay, modroc and other making techniques).

KS3 Topic examples:

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Van Gough


Self Portrait

African Art

Joinery Photography

Psychedelic Music Posters

Photography and Visual Elements


Still life



Culture Project

 After developing basic skills in KS3, in KS4 students can choose to work in more art-based, craft-based or design based formats. Students will study and analyse art made by others, develop ideas related to a specific topic and record their findings in a clear way that explains their processes and shows understanding.


All the work the student makes during their course is eligible to be included in their final grade. Students will submit a portfolio of the best work they have created, which must show a breadth of study. This must include drawings, analysis and annotation as well as the art work they make. This portfolio is worth 60% of their final grade, the student will select the best of their coursework for this. The externally set assignment is an independent study on a topic provided by the exam board; all research, experiments, developments and planning for it will be marked, along with the final piece which will be created in the 10 hours sustained focus under exam conditions. This is worth the remaining 40% of the mark and completed in April/May.


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