The Arts department includes:

  • Art
  • Media
  • Performing Arts
  • Music

Hartsdown students have had significant success in the arts with students from the school performing in Byker Grove and students winning awards in photography and other arts. Many students go on to study Arts at University.

Art
The department is well resourced with a wealth of opportunities to explore all aspects of Art & Design including Printmaking, Oil painting, Photography and Computer Aided Design. There are 2 dedicated Art classrooms all with interactive whiteboards. There is a wide range of practical resources for use in the classroom environment. 

Music
The department is fortunate to have a brand new music room with multiple practice rooms and a MAC suite this allows students to explore a range of instruments as well as exploring the technical side of music.

Performing Arts and Dance
The school has a new Dance studio allowing students to develop their dance skills. Students also have incredible opportunities to perform both in school and at our annual performances at the Wintergarden.

 

  • Outcomes – Students receive top grades in English and have opportunities to continue English in 6th Form
  • Supporting Students – Our Lexia and accelerated reading programme supports all students to do well
  • Careers – Literacy skills are fundamental to all careers.