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Welcome to the Humanities Faculty

 

Please click the links below to find out more information about the different subjects that we teach

 

Geography

Government & Politics

History

Psychology

Religious Education (RE)

Sociology

Name of Faculty: Creative Arts

Name of Department: Art and Design

Members of Staff:

Name Responsibility e-Mail Address

Miss C Sergent

Mr K Keller

Ms M Schmid

 

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About the Courses:
 
In Art we aim to give our students a broad experience of both art and design. We focus on exploring materials and techniques as well as aiming to give our students an understanding of ideas and concepts both in artists work as well as in their own.  We take advantage of the fact that we’re a London school and often visit galleries and museums to give students first hand experience of Art and the wider world that Art reflects. Students work with a range of materials including painting and drawing, printmaking, ceramics, 3D, digital art and photography. We also enter competitions such as the Mayor’s Fourth Plinth Competition and Rivers of The World run by the Thames Festival Trust and the British Council  where we are twinned with a school in Indonesia.
 
 
At Key Stage 3 students work on topics that reflect both building up skills and understanding. In year 7 students concentrate on building up their practical skills, leading on to topic based work in year 8 and 9 exploring themes of Identity and Environment.  Work is based around exploring Artists work and understanding the context and making links to understanding the world we live in.
At Key Stage 4 we offer GCSE in Art and Design following the EDEXCEL syllabus.
This follows on from Key Stage 3 and gives students a chance to delve deeper into topics. The focus in year 10 is on developing skills leading on to year 11 where the emphasis is on self exploration and independent learning. Students work in a variety of media including painting and drawing, 3D, film and animation, photography, textiles, ceramics and printmaking. Students visit Galleries and Museums to help them understand how artists work.
 
At Key Stage 5 we offer both  A-level Art  and BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma.
AS and A-level Art is divided into Coursework and Exam Units. The work is done around themes and students are encouraged to explore techniques and media widely  extending their understanding of contemporary art practice  through gallery visits. Our students take part in outreach schemes run by the Royal Academy and The Royal College of Art and our students secure places at a variety of Art schools and universities such as St Martin’s  School of Art, Chelsea School of Art, Camberwell School of Art and UCL (Architecture).
 
BTEC Level 3 Art and Design offers students a chance to work in a variety of media with units in Experimental Photography, Drawing, Ceramics, Contextual Studies and Printmaking. Students explore the design processes through visits to The Design Museum and professional workshop visits to gain an understanding of how the creative industries operate. 

 

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Name of Faculty: Business and ICT (BICT)

Name of Department: Law

 

R V Woollin (1996).
The Defendant (D) violently shook his 3-month-old baby and then threw him across the room against his pram. The baby died. The D admitted later that the baby had hit the floor hard, but he didn't think that it would kill him, although he accepted that there was a risk of injury. The trial judge told the jury that they might infer intention if they were satisfied that the D appreciated the substantial risk of serious harm by throwing the child.
Was the father guilty of murder? 
       
Who would be suitable for this course?
The A level Law course It is a fascinating but demanding course that covers many aspects of the law that is applicable to the average citizens’ daily lives. It would be suitable to any student who enjoys analytical thinking, and appreciates reading and writing. A student, having obtained the A level, can progress to any field at university. This course is not only relevant to a student wanting to pursue a career in law since many degree courses for example construction, engineering and business now have law modules as part of the degree. The course is a 2 year full time course which is assessed through 4 units of examinations, undertaken in January and June with the AQA examination board.
To be accepted onto the AS course, a student must have a minimum of 5 GCSE A*-C with a minimum of a B in English.
AS
Topics taught include understanding how laws are made, as well as how someone can become a judge, barrister or solicitor. Students will also learn what type of evidence that the court needs to prove that a person has committed assault.
The AS level is achieved through sitting 2 examinations:

  • Unit 1- Law Making and the Legal System
  • Unit 2- The Concept of Liability

A2
Students study Criminal law for the entire year which includes learning criminal offences for example murder, theft and grievous bodily harm. Students usually enjoy this year since it is full of fascinating real life cases like Woolin above.
The A2 is achieved through sitting 2 examinations:

  • Unit 3-Criminal Law Fatal Offences
  • Unit 4- Criminal Law Property Offences

To be accepted onto the A2 course, a student must have a minimum of an ‘E’ grade obtained at the AS level.

Name of Faculty: Business and ICT (BICT)

Name of Department: Travel and Tourism

 

*For students who have 5 GCSE's at grade C or above.*

Curious about the travel and tourism industry? Considering making a career out of it? Then, consider AS Travel & Tourism. In AS Travel & Tourism (Single Award), you will encounter several key issues of Travel & Tourism. These include:

A Level

Introduction to Travel & Tourism: Learn the basic ins and outs of the industry. Basic vocabulary and concepts are covered in this unit. This unit is assessed by an exam.

Customer Service in Travel & Tourism: Because of similar products, many times, customer service is what distinguishes one company from another in the industry. In this unit, you will research and decide how well one particular company handles the needs of their customers. This unit is assessed by coursework.

Travel Destinations: Exotic places is what attracts many people to the industry. In this unit, you will research two destinations and discover how they attract tourists to their shores. This unit is assessed by coursework.

A2 Level

Tourism Development: How does a place become a tourist destination? This is the question answered by Tourism Development. In this unit you will discover who and how a place is made into an attraction to catch the attention of visitors. This unit is assessed by an exam.

Event Management: Events are essential to the success of the industry. In this unit, you will arrange an event by researching what it will take to successfully carry it out. This unit is assessed by coursework.

Cultural Tourism: Culture and tourism are intrinsically linked. In this unit, you will investigate the cultural reasons why people travel to two separate destinations. This unit is assessed by coursework.

 

Name of Faculty: Business and ICT (BICT)

Name of Department: ICT

 

At Hendon School students in years 7, 8 and 9 have one hour of ICT a week in which they follow the key stage 3 ICT strategy. They learn how to use DTP, Spreadsheets, Databases, Web page authoring and control software. The have many opportunities to use various software and hardware such as digital cameras, digital video, Dreamweaver, Flash and Fireworks. At the end of the key stage all year 9's are given an overall level.

In year 10 they can choose to follow the CIDA course (Certificate in Digital Applications). This is a paperless qualification and students are given the opportunity to learn how to create publications in DTP, Surveys in Spreadsheets, databases and webpages. To complete the course students create an e-portfolio which is then assessed online.

In 6th form Hendon School currently provides the AS/A2 Applied GCE in ICT. In year 12 students complete 3 units, one is an exam which is externally assessed. In year 13 students complete another 3 units and gain the A2 qualification.

 

Please see below to find out more specific information regarding the different Key Stage groups in the school

 

CIDA

 

 

ICT - CiDA

 

 

 

 

Exam Board: Edexcel

Course Outline:

 

The Certificate in Digital Applications (CiDA) is focused around creative computing, empowering learners

to play an active, creative role in the development of digital products. The qualification is tailor made to

meet the needs of today’s creative industries. It includes content on web development, imaging, creative

multimedia and computer game production.

 

Unit 1 – Developing Web products

                                                                                                                                                   

Pupils will learn to design a self-contained web product which will be viewed in a browser and hosted on the web

or an intranet. They will learn how to make simple changes to the HTML code and learn to understand and use

hexadecimal colour codes/RGB values. They will insert and position given applets into the HTML such as: hit

counters, clocks, and calendars.

 

Assessment is through a 2.5 hour practical computer-based examination. The first activity requires the students to used web authoring software to create a web product for a given audience and purpose using a client brief. The second activity requires students to evaluate their product.                                          

                                                                                                                                                                                       Unit 2 – Creating Multimedia  

                                                                                                                                               

This is a practical unit where candidates create a set of digital tools to communicate information using any combination of text, images, sound, video and interactive components such as buttons and hyperlinks. This unit aims to teach the skills to use the tools and techniques provided by multimedia authoring software.

 

Assessment is through 20 Guided Learning Hours and is worth 33 marks or 75% of the qualification.

 

Minimum Entry requirement:

 

Merit in ICT Digital Literacy Certification (Year 9)

 

Method of assessment:

Unit 1

2 hour Computer based practical Exam: 25%

 

Unit 2

Controlled Assessment: 75%

Post 16 Progression:

AS/A level Applied ICT at Hendon School (Grade B in English and Maths)

AS/A level Computing at Hendon School (Grade B in English and Grade A Maths)

Any other further education course that requires ICT skills or qualifications.

Contact name/Email:

Mrs. Eileen Poh - Head of Business and ICT Faculty - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mr. Chris Rawlinson - Teach of ICT - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Wednesday the 22nd. Hendon School, Golders Rise, Hendon, London, NW4 2HP ~ Tel: 020 8202 9004 ~ Fax: 020 8202 3341 ~ E-mail: info@hendonschool.co.uk