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22/10/20

Young Gifted And STEM a new organisation to improve engagement of Black and Minority Ethnic students with STEM. Sat 24th Oct, Harris Invictus is hosting the launch event, in collaboration with London South Bank University, aimed at 14-18 year olds. https://t.co/eSGAxjbnNJ https://t.co/cOk6sb38ul

19/10/20

Photos of the Chartwells Black History Month spread https://t.co/B5uvqSnNob

16/10/20

Great to see our Black History Month Concert premiering virtually. Well done to all the performers!

16/10/20

The HCACP october newsletter is available now https://t.co/BZ682NNldm https://t.co/nzesh8N9wJ

15/10/20

Retweetd From HCACP PE

No fixtures - No problem. First Inter-faculty winners go to the Yr10 Arts Football Team. Well done Arts! https://t.co/jTlCYllNl3

10/10/20

Retweetd From YoungMinds

This , the most important message we can share is talk to someone you trust if you’re struggling. You don’t have to go through this alone - and there is no shame in accepting help. Let someone support you. Things can get better.

08/10/20

Well done to all Yr10 students who take part in the first round of the inter Faculty football competition. Final round of fixtures next week. Current standings are Communications – 6pts Science and PE -2pts Maths and Commerce -1pt Arts -1pt https://t.co/eHYwI0gwn4

07/10/20

Our inter-faculty debate series starts October 14th. https://t.co/zyaHkTci6V

05/10/20

We are looking forward to presenting to all Y7 families this evening at 6pm for the Virtual Y7 Parents Information Evening! The link has been emailed, please follow it to watch via Teams

30/09/20

HCACP Year 7 Parent Information Evening - Monday 5th October at 6pm. MTeams link will be sent via email

30/09/20

HCACP Virtual Open Day 2020 for prospective year 7’s 2021. Please find details here: https://t.co/rnm5dR2yqG

24/09/20

Retweetd From Harris Federation Teaching School Alliance

Diverse Leaders this is a programme that nurtures talented teachers and leaders from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) groups achieve career progression. https://t.co/mDPsV8QGsU https://t.co/gVFpGO1gcX

11/09/20

Retweetd From HCACP PE

Congratulations Sadia from all . We wish you all the best. https://t.co/lbbdVPW1Fy

11/09/20

Congratulations to our Year 11’s who received prefect ties today https://t.co/OmjtVwfrXo

11/09/20

In case you missed our year 12 virtual parent information evening last night https://t.co/jjGDQX9prl

02/09/20

Year 7, we are ready for you! See you at 8am, we can’t wait to meet you

26/08/20

We hope our new Year 7s are looking forward to joining us next week. There is now an FAQ page on our website just for you! We are so looking forward to meeting you https://t.co/MnaINCciSe

13/08/20

Congratulations to Vanesa A* A* A and off to Cambridge University to read law can achieve https://t.co/CP1LSELRsT

13/08/20

Congratulations to Leonardo A* A* A and going on to read medicine at UCL https://t.co/VICuAUDc4p

13/08/20

In this unprecedented year we would like to congratulate our students on achieving so many outstanding Post 16 results!! ⁩ ⁦https://t.co/6iBLi64X1e

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Art & Design

The Art & Design curriculum at Harris City Academy Crystal Palace 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.

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 also 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.

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.


Full details of the Art & Design curriculum intent, along with the long term curriculum plans are available to download from the bottom of the page.