At the Hundred of Hoo, we nurture talent and ensure that pupils' creativity knows no limits. The Art Department offers a range of courses that enables pupils to explore a range of different media, processes and techniques ensuring that pupils gain valuable opportunities to develop and display thought processes that lead to incredible artistic results. One opportunity is to produce a portfolio of work that can support progression to prospective employers or to use to help secure a place in Higher Education. The course provides pupils with a wide range of creative, exciting and stimulating opportunities to explore their interests in ways that are both personally relevant and developmental in Art. Pupils develop their ability to actively engage in the processes of Art, to build creative skills through learning and practical workshops, to develop imaginative and intuitive ways of working and developing knowledge and understanding of media, materials and technologies in historical and contemporary contexts, societies and cultures.
Pupils achieved excellent results in 2015 with 91% achieving A* - C grades in GCSE Art, matching the figures from 2014, securing the department as one of the highest performing in the Academy. Results consistently exceed national averages and pupils consistently demonstrate the dedication and enthusiasm that, along with the support from the department, that will ensure that figure continues to rise.