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29/11/20

Read our new weekly parent newsletter to find out about all the exciting opportunities in place for our students. It can be found here: https://t.co/h0b2siGeYT https://t.co/nAM6IwMt3W

27/11/20

Reading for pleasure is a vital element of success at HABE Sixth Form. This week’s must read for Sixth Form is ‘House of Glass’ by Hadley Freeman. https://t.co/uryO0ih7wc

26/11/20

Congratulations to our Yr10 students who applied and successfully been selected to attend the Virtual Aerospace Work Experience programme by Airbus! The programme will take place between 30/11/2020 and 13/12/2020 and begins with Airbus Commercial! https://t.co/v88MraVX9w

26/11/20

HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM HABE! https://t.co/dbt8ZYSh9a

26/11/20

3rd week into our new “Reading for Pleasure” at HABE! Students are been given the opportunity to read a vast range of multicultural and diverse books while also stopping at various stages to check their learning. Shout out to Mr O'Toole for showing excellent practice! https://t.co/RmEBi1WFcr

24/11/20

We've also shared details of our consultation with our local and neighbouring local authorities https://t.co/bsn3gD2uA2

24/11/20

As well as contacting nurseries, preschools, primary and secondary schools, we've also sent details of our consultation to all our local GP surgeries, places of worship, libraries and diocesan boards. It's your chance to have YOUR say on our https://t.co/L0t686dQmg

23/11/20

a BIG thank you to all our local newsagents, coffee shops, cafe's, estate agents and take away services who very kindly agreed to our delivery of posters today advertising our !

23/11/20

Please find all details of the consultation including details of how to respond by visiting Harris Academy Beckenham's website or clicking on the following link: https://t.co/b30cQjll30 https://t.co/82fc0u9hI4

18/11/20

Retweetd From HABE Performing Arts

The Performing Arts department are happy to unveil our new uniform! No more will we be performing in business dress. 🎭 https://t.co/GB3vXWs4vj

18/11/20

Congratulations to our BHM competition winners. We are very proud to showcase their outstanding work! Well done from all at HABE! https://t.co/BBvQWEM5dq

18/11/20

Retweetd From HABE Sport

🚨 ALL year 7 and 8 students who have PE tomorrow, please bring trainers! No other kit is required 🚨 any questions please email l.saunders.org.uk

13/11/20

Well done to these brilliant students for being nominated for this month’s Principal’s Breakfast. https://t.co/pq3ZiFiByA

13/11/20

Showcasing outstanding Y7 and Y8 artwork - a joy to be met with each morning in the entrance of the Academy! https://t.co/exqlhappMc

13/11/20

Year 12 Workshop- Steve Sallis Author: Mindset & Leadership Mentor “Will my “Future Self” thank me for the decisions I make today?” https://t.co/GZEqdaQeG3

11/11/20

Retweetd From HABE Sport

Our Sports Leaders 2020-2021 cohort working hard this morning https://t.co/f6jsx1Uc7C

09/11/20

We are very excited to launch our new "Reading for Pleasure" programme led by Mr Collier. The aim of this programme is to help and equip students with the decoding skills to tackle any written text/book while also enhancing their vocabulary to becoming experts in the field. https://t.co/FTw44baev5

23/10/20

As part of our school celebration, we created a video with a few students from our community sharing what they love about their cultural backgrounds. Please view our video... Cultural heritage https://t.co/NfDuJNz3WR via ENJOY! https://t.co/exYB2iQu1K

21/10/20

Retweetd From Trauma Informed Schools UK

Every child with and ACE (adverse child experience) needs a knight. That knight can be you. Just one emotionally-available adult in a child's school career can make all the difference. We can make a difference, you can make a difference.... https://t.co/xD5SQB1W1R https://t.co/qRWZzb7dNT

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Art

Curriculum intent

The Art & Design curriculum at Harris academy Beckenham is stimulating and vibrant, embracing both two and three-dimensional work. We aim to encourage creativity and imagination. The creative process is a balance of thinking and acting creatively. It involves taking risks in order to progress and produce original outcomes.

The Art & Design Department celebrates the individuality of each student whilst taking their studies further into GCSE and A Level. Our curriculum has been designed to cater to all abilities and aptitudes for this subject and to guide our students to out-perform their initial capacity. A range of techniques, processes and methods, using traditional media and digital languages, will prepare our students to demonstrate creativity and confidently develop skill sets to create a body of work drawn from their experiences and surroundings.

Within the department we embed a basic skill set of formal elements: line, tone, shape and form, colour, texture and pattern. Students immerse themselves in the fundamental practical skills required to construct and deconstruct concepts and forms from KS3 to KS5. This is achieved through the understanding of the formal elements and applying them into a series of visual works. Observational study is a core component of the basic skills and drawing from real things is a key starting point in many of the projects. Projects can vary from year to year but are linked to the basic skills.

We are committed to developing students’ knowledge of Art history including contemporary concepts and advances in art. We nurture creativity by helping students to establish original purpose and intention in their work - stimulating and rewarding curiosity and exploration by encouraging confidence and the willingness to take risks, building on intrinsic motivation and facilitating opportunities for choice and discovery.

We ensure students discover social and cultural diversity through the study of the issues that shape our own lives, our communities, beliefs and the wider forces of globalisation.

We create opportunities for all students to access an inclusive and personally differentiated curriculum appropriate to their individual aspirations. We develop the individual through independent and collaborative work often seen in the Art & Design industry.

Homework is an important part of the curriculum and the use of a sketchbook encourages independence, imagination and good practice.


Implementation

At Key Stage 3 students will identify what it means to draw; to create marks on paper and record the world around them from direct observations. They will gain knowledge about what is meant by observational drawing which impacts their own approaches to visual recording. Students, through repetition, are taught to build on their drawing skills to develop pieces which show greater fluency and growing control in the mastery of drawing techniques. Simultaneously students critique the work of others to identify how proportion, tone, colour and mark-making can be applied to create realism. As students’ progress into year 8 students further refine their skills and mastery of different approaches to visual recording through examining portraiture; questioning how others record reality from their own perspective; understanding how others generate Art is a vital tool in supporting students to progress as emerging artists.

At Key Stage 4 students are expected to demonstrate skills of autonomy and independence to generate their own works of Art. Students learn the processes required to develop, produce and refine their own outcomes, experiment with materials and produce purposeful and innovative pieces which are well informed by a rich knowledge of contextual research. Students develop the skills of being to appropriately select and apply materials with high levels of ability, critiquing their work with fluency. Students, no matter what their own starting points, are encouraged to develop a love of learning for the Arts. Art and Design is a subject critical for developing and fostering student diversity at HABE.


Impact

We nurture creativity by helping students to establish original purpose and intention in their work stimulating and rewarding curiosity and exploration by encouraging confidence and the willingness to take risks, building on intrinsic motivation and facilitating opportunities for choice and discovery. We ensure students discover social and cultural diversity through the study of the issues that shape our own lives, our communities, beliefs and the wider forces of globalisation. We create opportunities for all students to access an inclusive and personally differentiated curriculum appropriate to their individual aspirations. We develop the individual through independent and collaborative work often seen in the Art & Design industry. We ensure students recognise the importance of sustainability within the Art & Design world. Homework is an important part of the curriculum and the use of a sketchbook encourages independence, imagination and good practice.

Year 7 Curriculum Plan 2019-20

Year 8 Curriculum Plan 2019-20

Year 9 Curriculum Plan 2019-20

Year 10 Curriculum Plan 2019-20

Year 11 Curriculum Plan 2019-20