fairground july 13 (4)The exhibition ‘Cakes, Puddings & Desserts’ is currently on display until 27th July 2013. The work on display is a selection of work created by year 9 students. The students have embarked upon a GCSE course of study, working through a set of four Assessment Objectives:

AO1 Develop
Develop their ideas through investigations informed by contextual and other sources,
demonstrating analytical and cultural understanding.

AO2 Explore
Explore and refine their ideas through experimenting and selecting appropriate resources, media, materials, techniques and processes.

AO3 Record
Record ideas, observations and insights relevant to their intentions in visual and/or other forms.

A04 Present
Present a personal, informed and meaningful response demonstrating analytical and critical understanding, realising intentions and, where appropriate, making connections between visual, written, oral or other elements.

Students can opt to further their studies in year 10 and 11 either on the OCR GCSE course (Unendorsed or Fine Art), or on the Edexcel BTEC First Certificate, Level 2 in Art & Design. Both courses receive three, 50 minute lessons per week with the opportunity to attend after school clubs, workshops and challenge days. A trip outside school to collect visual information is organised each year.
Artsmark is Arts Council England’s flagship programme to enable schools and other organisations to evaluate, strengthen and celebrate their arts and cultural provision. Harrow Way has been awarded the GOLD standard, which includes Visual Art, Performing Arts, Dance and Drama.