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Harlington Upper School


Art Subject Leader: Mrs C Cross


Collection of Art Work

Please be advised that this years’ GCSE & A-Level  Art students, are able to collect their sketchbooks and final pieces from the Art Department from the 1st November 2016 onwards.

To arrange for collection, please contact the Art Technician, Mrs J Harris, on 01525 75510 x 278 or e-mail:


Please can current students arrange for collection during break times and after 3pm to avoid lesson disruption.  

Ex-students must report to reception on arrival and arrange for collection after 3pm.

Please click the following links to visit our galleries;

G&T Oils Workshop 2016

A Level Art Exhibition 2015

GCSE Art Exhibition 2015

Year 10 Autumn workshop with Mark O'Brien

Year 12 Autumn 2014 Workshops

Wrest Park Art Exhibition 2014

HAST Art Exhibition 2014

Mark O'Brien Artist Workshop

A Level Art Exhibition 2014

GCSE Art Exhibtion 2014 

Wrest Park Trip 2014 

Mural Workshop 

Celebrating Success in Art 


Year 9

Art - Core
The Year 9 course at Harlington is the final year of Art education at Key Stage Three. The course builds upon the student’s earlier experiences, skills and abilities and we work closely with Middle Schools to build on prior experiences. Every student is encouraged to maintain a sketchbook which is an essential part of their final assessment. Throughout the course the students are given a variety of opportunities to experiment and explore a range of materials and processes in Art. Homework tasks are set regularly and encourage the students to develop and consolidate their research and independent learning skills.

Art - Enrichment
Students can opt for an enrichment option at the start of Year 9. On this course students experience a broader range of materials and processes working both individually and in groups. This course is designed to develop skills in 3D materials and technical abilities and is an enjoyable and fun addition to lead into GCSE studies.


Year 9 Recent Work

Year 10 & Year 11    Art & Design GCSE

The course is taught through a number of projects over the two years. The projects are based on interesting themes and we encourage you to explore the themes in depth. To help you develop your ideas you will experience a variety of ways of working, discover new techniques and find out how to use many different materials. You will be helped to explore how artists, designers and craftspeople have developed their own ideas and you will be able to try these in your own work. Students studying Art GCSE need to be ‘practitioners and critics’, (you need to be a ‘thinker’ about Art and a ‘maker’ of Art at the same time).

The GCSE Art course consists of 60% coursework and 40% examination. Students complete two coursework projects and one externally set final exam project. All students work in sketchbooks.

At the end of the course you will display your work in an exhibition for a final assessment by the Examiners.







For specific information on Art & Design GCSE see the Options Booklet under Information for Year 9 Students in the Curriculum menu.


Visit the Sixth Form Curriculum pages for more information on AS and A2 Art & Design