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Curriculum Intent

The vital role the visual arts plays in our school community is to allow curiosity, creativity and self–expression to develop alongside resilience, confidence and critical thinking skills. We strive to enable every student to find a voice and find meaning in visual language. Our curriculum introduces every member of our school community to a wide range of media equipping them with the practical skills needed to express themselves confidently visually, through play and experimentation leading to refinement. Our curriculum equips every student with an understanding of art and artists and the essential role that the visual arts plays in society so that they can appreciate, enjoy and value the creative arts in its many forms, its cultural and contextual importance, applying this knowledge to their lives. Our Art Curriculum strives to equip all our students to be risk-takers, evaluators and reflective and engaged learners, we strive to encourage our students to embrace the ambiguous when presented with problem-solving activities, developing creative thinking skills. 

Key Documents 

Click the link below for a detailed overview of the core knowledge and skills covered in Art:

Art Knowledge Sequencing

In Years 7-9 work is assessed against Learning Pathways. Click the link below for the Learning Pathway descriptors against which work is judged:

Art KS3 Grade Descriptors