Community Art Scheme - Hindley Railway Station
As part of our Community Engagement programme, Hindley High School have a strong partnership with The Friends of Hindley Station.  A set of large display boards have been installed at the station and a vibrant array of artworks showcase the creative skills of our pupils and the local community.  


We had to make some difficult choices recently when we selected the latest student artwork to display at Hindley Station. We were commissioned to create pieces for the picnic event to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday and commemorate the anniversary of the Battle of the Somme. Inspiration started with the impressionists and expressionist painters and moved

up to modern day artists as we wanted to create work with a contemporary feel. Research of media coverage over the last hundred years stimulated ideas for messages and verse to be incorporated. The next time you are at the station please make sure you take a closer look at the displays opposite the ticket office!




Year 6 Visits to Hindley High School
Year 6 pupils from 13 of our associated primary schools have taken part in a whole host of activities and events at Hindley High School.  They visited our school to work in a variety of departments including Art, Design Technology, Music, PE, Science and ICT.  Pupils were given a guided tour of the school, to view our fantastic facilities and meet our staff.  They were also given the opportunity to question a group of our year 7 pupils about our school.  We hope to see them all again over the next few weeks in September/October.


Our display at the moment show work produced from our Hindley Artwalk in July and “Close Up” digital photography workshops.




Hindley Artwalk 5th July 2019

Inspired by Andy Goldsworthy, a group of Year nine artists from Hindley High School spent a sunny Friday at Rayner Park in Hindley. We wanted to investigate where we live and show off the beautiful outdoor spaces that we so often take for granted. Whilst “on location” we created a collection of Land Artwork for our GCSE Art and Design course.

Our photographs, drawings and commentaries tell the story of our day out. As you can see, we searched high and low to collect leaves, pebbles, stones, twigs, water, soil, discarded found objects, flower heads, to name but a few of the ingredients to make our masterpieces. At one point we were joined by a new member of our group Mickey – the field mouse. Although once he realised, he might have to do some work he sauntered off towards the foot bridge looking for some lunch!

In addition to soaking up the glorious sunshine, we enjoyed spending time (and working within) a calm and peaceful place which is looked after by our community for everyone to enjoy.

We have shared our artwork for you to enjoy. In addition, we hope it will encourage you to get out and about and look at our world through the eyes of artists and photographers, just as we have. Even better, you could make your own art!

“How we see the world shapes our world”


Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge students, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As students’ progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.


We will provide cross curricular opportunities to help support students to build character and resilience and develop their personality. Through teaching them to become more effective imaginative and creative thinkers, independent enquirers, reflective and visual learners, effective participators, self-managers and team workers.


In art, craft and design, students explore visual, tactile and other sensory experiences to communicate ideas and meanings. They work with traditional and new media, developing confidence, competence, imagination and creativity. They learn to appreciate and value images and artefacts across times and cultures, and to understand the contexts in which they were made. In art, craft and design, students reflect critically on their own and other people’s work, judging quality, value and meaning. They learn to think and act as artists, craftspeople and designers, working creatively and intelligently. They develop an appreciation of art, craft and design, and its role in the creative and cultural industries that enrich their lives.


The skill areas of study are art and design, fine art, graphic communication, textile design, three-dimensional design and photography. Pupils are introduced to a variety of experiences exploring a range of 2D and 3D media, techniques and processes including both traditional and new technologies. They will record and evidence their personal and individual development in a personal journal/sketchbook and evaluate each project.


Pupils work with artists and designers in workshop and gallery based sessions. They will create individual project –based work and collaborative pieces for exhibition in and around school. There will be opportunities for pupils to take part in visits to galleries, museums and exhibition spaces in the North West.

Primary Partnerships & Community Engagement

Art & Design

KS3

Our Key Stage 3 curriculum for Year 7 and Year 8 aims to ensure that all students:



Students will be taught to develop their creativity and ideas and increase proficiency in their execution. They should develop a critical understanding of artists, architects and designers, expressing reasoned judgements that can inform their own work.


The project titles for Year 7 are Self-Image and Recreating Landscapes.

In Year 8 the projects are based upon Objects and Viewpoints and Shared View.



KS4

Exam Link:
GCSE Art and Design (AQA Examination board).

Our Key stage 4 curriculum allows students to follow the AQA GCSE Art, Craft and Design course. They will work with a range of materials exploring the full range of Art, craft and design skills acquired from Key stage 3. They will follow the GCSE criteria to produce a portfolio of coursework (60%) over the three years. The final project is an externally set task (40%) which is a ten-hour piece(s).


Project titles may include – Detail Light/Dark, Close Up, Architecture/Assemblage, In a Different Way, Personal places, public spaces and The everyday.


Post 16 choices or pathway
One year - Level 1: Introduction Diploma in Art & Design,
Level 2: First Diploma.


Two year - Level 3: 2 Year National Diploma, 2 Year ‘A’ Level courses.


Level 3+: Pre Degree Foundation Diploma, Level 5: Higher National Diploma.


Level 6: BA Honours Degree.


Further information can be obtained from: Miss. C. Woods - Head of Visual Arts

Art Department Vision

Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge students, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As students progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.

We will provide cross curricular opportunities to help support students to build character and resilience and develop their personality. Through teaching them to become more effective imaginative and creative thinkers, independent enquirers, reflective and visual learners, effective participators, self-managers and team workers.