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18/07/24

Our Year 10 GCSE Drama students were taken to a live theatre production of Boys from the Blackstuff by James Graham in preparation for next year's Live Theatre Review. For many of them, this was their first time seeing live theatre, and all thoroughly enjoyed the production. pic.twitter.com/5yaoDU6jxg

17/07/24

Anyone for tennis! pic.twitter.com/Pu96Hd4ouI

17/07/24

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16/07/24

Group A coach 1 on their way to Rootd Adventure for a night of camping! Some very excited students this morning!#year7trip pic.twitter.com/hH3fCc3Cj4

15/07/24

Some of our year 9 students had the opportunity to visit The London Eye for a DT Trip on Friday, students were thoroughly engaged, even those who were scared of heights. A fun day looking and discussing local landmarks and architectural designs within central London 🎡 pic.twitter.com/eW8HEGDVAm

14/07/24

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11/07/24

We have had all the tunes tonight at HABE and the kids have loved it! Please come and collect your child at 8pm - DJ Shone pic.twitter.com/WDVzT7FXe2

11/07/24

A big thank you to DJ D, our very own inhouse DJ. pic.twitter.com/COZch1aboi

11/07/24

HABE's first ever Year 7 Disco is well underway, with everyone absolutely loving it! - DJ Shone pic.twitter.com/72jffZ2R1G

11/07/24

The Catering Team celebrating England's win. pic.twitter.com/7Eb7GOZtET

11/07/24

Our new year 7 parents and students turned up in their hundreds on Monday and Tuesday as we hosted our parent information evening/induction day. The students were amazing! We now look forward to our next transition event: HABE Summer School ☀️ 📚 pic.twitter.com/PtFA4MUZpP

09/07/24

For more information follow this link- Child Benefit when your child turns 16 - https://t.co/75FcWZecUy (https://t.co/v52X9o4Yb1) pic.twitter.com/9qv7bvQLO1

09/07/24

Changes to child benefit for 16-19 years. Parents need to take action now. pic.twitter.com/GLZerlmZs8

08/07/24

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02/07/24

Stella, our local Beckenham Cat decided to pay Mrs Hall a visit today. pic.twitter.com/AHDdE4M00W

27/06/24

HABE The book fair is here!To buy books, students fill in a wish list to take home. Parents pay for books using a QR code or go to https://t.co/Linua7ECfg. Students bring completed wish list back to school to receive books. Book tokens also accepted. pic.twitter.com/fULvVeNR4n

27/06/24

🚨 TALENT SHOW 2024 🚨 Tickets are on ParentPay for our 2024 Talent Show - £6 per person. Tuesday 2nd July from 5pm (art exhibition) talent show acts to start at 6pm. Performances from the PE, Art, Drama and Music departments 🖼️

25/06/24

HABE Impact day for Year 8 students, with First Aid being taught by some of our amazing PE team, Ms Jaymes & Mr Stokes. All students learnt the basics of First Aid and even got to try out what they had learnt on each other! pic.twitter.com/YjEmgC7See

25/06/24

HABE welcomed author, performance poet & rap artist to perform for year 7 students today, they loved his poems & inspirational stories about growing up in London & Nigeria. Later, a group of year 8 & 9s enjoyed Karl’s workshops so much that they all produced their own poems! pic.twitter.com/wkvZIhdupF

17/06/24

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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.

For further details of the Art curriculum please see the documents at the bottom of the page or contact Ms. N. Ruddock.

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

Year 8 Curriculum Plan

Year 9 Curriculum Plan

Year 10 Curriculum Plan

Year 11 Curriculum Plan