Welcome to the Art and Design area of the Hornsea School website. In the department we aim to motivate pupils from the full age and ability range.
The main purpose of any course in art and design is to develop your ability to appreciate the visual world and respond in a personal and creative way.
Art and Design develops powers of expression, observation, curiosity, problem solving and imagination to encourage an enjoyment in making images both two and three dimensional.
Art and Design promotes the learning of new skills and the development of ideas and concepts through exploration of materials and technical processes.
The skills you develop at GCSE will be varied. Among them, you will develop a working knowledge of materials, practices and technology within art. You will develop the skills to interpret and convey your ideas and feelings using art, craft and design and develop your imaginative and creative powers and your experimental, analytical and documenting skill. You will also develop a specialist vocabulary and the knowledge and understanding of the place of art, craft and design in history and in contemporary society.
What could I go on to do at the end of my A level course?
There are many careers in art, craft and design. Most of these require further study at an art school, further education college or university. If you are unsure about whether to make a career of the subject, the best thing to do is to speak to your art teacher who will know about the courses on offer in your area or elsewhere.
At present most students wishing to take art, craft or design further will go on to do a one year ‘Foundation’ course at an art college or college of further education before applying to a degree course in a more specialist area of art and design.
You may wish to do an art AS or A Level for its own sake, perhaps to form the basis of a future interest or as part of a range of other subjects. Or you might wish to go into a job where it is useful to have had experience of art, craft and design, or where you will need to use some of the skills developed during this course. These might include careers in such fields as advertising, marketing, design, architecture, publishing and the media. The study of Art can also help you develop transferable skill you can take into any career or job. Success in AS/A2 Art requires determination and dedication. However, whichever future path you choose, it can be a very rewarding beginning.