The school’s vision is modelled in the Art curriculum, where we believe in inclusive education for all.

We believe that all of our students deserve a curriculum that meets their differing needs and enables them to fulfil their unique potential.

We want our students to be successful members of the community and to maximise their life opportunities. It is the intention of the curriculum to enable this.


Core Values across the curriculum Art

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Our curriculum intent is:

  • Coherently plan, sequence and adapt our curriculum to meet the unique needs of all of our learners.
  • Offer breadth of study at KS3 that is sequential in leading to study at GCSE level; all students will be stretched and challenged over 5 years, taking into account different starting points.
  • By drawing on other subjects in school such as English, Maths, Science and Geography students can develop effective literacy and numeracy skills through digital technology. This creates learners who are confident and competent readers, writers and speakers, with essential analytical skills needed for life.
  • Embed a range of wider enrichment opportunities and experiences, at least one per year, to ensure our learners have an educational experience that is rich and varied.
  • Encompass the whole school core values throughout the foundations to maximise the impact of the curriculum.

As a result the Art curriculum will:

  • Allow our students to explore a variety of materials both two-dimensional such as pencil, paints, oil pastels, chalks, charcoals and pen as well as three-dimensional materials such as wire, textile and found objects. This will give our students a varied experience of the subject.
  • Enable students to discover and develop other skills such as research skills, writing skills, collaboration and problem-solving skills whilst building self-confidence to support them in all aspects of life.
  • Develop digital skills that remove all barriers to learning and provide students with the skills and confidence to work and communicate their ideas independently and build resilience through designing and creating unique artistic responses.
  • Embed the basic Elements of Art to ensure students feel confident and comfortable to explore their artistic ability. Clear knowledge of the foundations of Art such as the colour wheel and observational drawing skills equip the students with the tools they need to succeed within the subject.
  • Develops the students’ literacy and communication skills whilst allowing them to see how the subject translates into the wider world looking at current, practicing artists.
  • Facilitate the use of many different drawing media, their processes and three-dimensional materials, focusing these around key influential artistic movements. This helps to ensure our students have an educational experience that is rich and varied.
  • Allow freedom for the students to explore their own artistic inspirations. This leads to individuality and originality which is a key aspect of creating and exploring Art.
  • Encourage students to practice the in-depth experimentations and research they will need to undertake at each stage of their learning. This means students already have the embedded knowledge needed to confidently progress to their full potential.
  • Ensure students are challenged and stretched by developing their leadership, organisation, resilience, initiative and communication skills in order to provide foundations for every aspect of school life.

Curriculum implementation

The curriculum maps demonstrate the implementation the curriculum in each subject area.

The curriculum maps show KS3 (Years 7, 8 and 9) and KS4 (Years 10 and 11).

Key Stage 3 Curriculum Content

Key Stage 4 Curriculum Content

Art Curriculum Content

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