General Information

Hull Trinity House Academy recognises the value of learning about the Visual Arts and supports students in their learning and creative development to ensure that they have a balanced curriculum.



Staff Member


 Mrs L. Hearn

 Subject Leader of Art

 Mr A. Roberts

 Teacher of Art


The art team is highly experienced, motivated and supportive of student’s progress and learning in the visual arts.  The Head of Department, Mrs Hearn, has almost 20 years of experience of teaching the subject and continues to exhibit work herself, specialism being Fine Art and Art History.  Miss Carrick has over 10 years of experience and continues to develop Craft and Design projects with specialism in Sculpture and Textiles.  Miss Simpson is a newly qualified teacher with boundless enthusiasm and expertise in new technology her specialism being Photoshop and Design/Graphics.  Our programmes of study reflect our expertise in developing our student’s ability to understand and appreciate the creative process of Art and Design, across a range of specialisms and techniques.


Key Stage 3

Art is taught to all students in KS3 with a double lesson each week.  KS3 focuses on developing the student’s progress in their ability to research which includes looking at other artists, their use of media, development of skills and recording their outcomes to a high ability and standard.  During KS3 the art student at Hull Trinity House Academy, will be able to develop their confidence in the subject and will be able to work in their own style, with a range of skills and techniques at their disposal.

Student enjoyment of art is good, we have a very productive working atmosphere where students are encouraged to work independently.  Lessons are designed to be stimulating and engaging for every level of learner and we have many continuing their lessons in their own time after school and over lunch times.

Students record their progress in A3 sketchbooks.  Students will complete 3 different programmes of study and will be able to work with many different types of media including Photoshop, Clay, Sculpture, Drawing and Painting.


Key Stage 4

At the end of KS3 students can choose to take Art and Design at GCSE level.  Art is a very popular choice for many students and we follow the AQA qualification.

Students record their progress on A1 boards which are kept within a folder of work.

GCSE is made up of 60% coursework and 40% exam.  The exam is conducted over 8 weeks and is completed with a 10 hour practical exam of which the students choose the outcome.

Throughout the course students work with 4 assessment objectives and present their final outcomes with an exhibition. 


Extra-Curricular Activities

Art Club: The department runs clubs for both KS3 and KS4 students.

We attend exhibitions and also partake in trips to enhance the students understanding of their work. 



Detailed Course Outlines can be downloaded below: