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Art & Design

Statement of Intent 

Art is a subject that can help us to understand and give meaning to the world in which we live. Art affects us all and enriches everyone's lives.

We support our students to aspire through their learning to standards of excellence intellectually, practically and aesthetically. The curriculum we provide is rich in skills and knowledge. We aim to provide students with an experience that ensures they are able to combine practical skills with creative thinking, as well as developing highly valuable and transferable skills for future careers and life.

Through our art curriculum, students are taught not only how to use formal elements within their art work, but to also analyse how formal elements are used as powerful communication tools to create effect. Students experience a variety of media, techniques and processes over their studies. In KS3 students will develop their skills and understanding with progressive complexity and sophistication, so that they are able to make informed choices and work with increasing independence at Ket Stage 4.

We support students in learning to co-operate and negotiate and be able to share good practice and learn from others. We actively promote looking at the work of others, celebrating other cultures and encouraging diversity. We develop students' awareness of the impact of art on society and expect them to achieve by applying a variety of skills from the wider curriculum together with those specific to Art to produce effective and considered artworks. 

Subject journey

Please find below a copy of the learning journeys for each year.