AT OUR SCHOOL... we believe with A PROUDER WAY learners can achieve anything. Through promoting the values expressed here our young people not only succeed academically but also socially, spiritually and culturally.
Martin High has a strong community ethos where each learner is part of a caring school community. What this means is that learners are able to access layers of support for both their academic and pastoral needs. We recognise that starting a new school can be both exciting and a little daunting but our transition programme ensures that learners feel confident in their school environment at the start of the academic year.
We pride ourselves in knowing every individual; which helps to ensure that everyone is successful and happy during their time at MHS. Central to our beliefs as a school, every learner has the right to good quality teaching; an aspirational environment, educational opportunities and a close knit school community here a sense of ‘real’ belonging leads to everyone achieving. Here at MHS we want your five years with us to be challenging, exciting and filled with achievement. We look forward to meeting you all and welcoming you into our school.
We are constantly looking to review and improve our parent-teacher communication and collaboration at the Martin High School. We truly believe that we can make the difference to your child’s progress by working closely together with you as a parent or carer.
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We are an 11-16 Academy, offering an exciting and inspiring curriculum to all our learners. Our school is a unique place, where relationships between staff and students lead to a lifelong love of learning. We pride ourselves in knowing every individual; which helps to ensure that everyone is successful and happy during their time at MHS. Central to our beliefs as a school, every learner has the right to good quality teaching; an aspirational environment, educational opportunities and a close knit school community here a sense of ‘real’ belonging leads to everyone achieving. Here at MHS we want your five years with us to be challenging, exciting and filled with achievement.
Art & Design at the Martin High School is taught by specialists in the areas of Ceramics and Fine Art.
Our pupils achieve very high levels in this area of the curriculum because it is heavily focused upon the child as an individual. Pupils are given the freedom to make choices that enable them to develop their creative thinking, problem solving, making and evaluation skills.
Art encourages our students to understand and visually communicate their thoughts, feelings and ideas. At the Martin High we put great emphasis on developing your child’s drawing skills. Pupils learn to draw from direct observation, imagination and perception. Throughout KS3 pupils build upon acquired skills to explore, experiment and develop ideas effectively with increased accuracy. Pupils engage with a range of artists, craftspeople and designers from different cultures to make connections with their own work. Regular extended homework tasks are given to develop independent learning skills and to allow pupils to experience pride in their achievements along a journey of improvement.
During Key Stage 3 we investigate the following themes:
Art & Design at the Martin High School is a highly successful subject within the school. Our summer 2016 results are the result of previous years of support and excellent KS3 provision offered by the school coupled with excellent specialist teaching. We are immensely proud of the sustained efforts and enthusiasm of our KS4 pupils.
The Art Department at the Martin High School has chosen this route because of the sheer diversity it offers our pupils for their final unit of work – the Externally Set Task which is worth 40% of their final mark. For this the AQA offers a choice of 7 starting points for every pupil which allows a highly individual response.