The Art curriculum aims to enable every student, regardless of age, background, gender or ability to enjoy developing their own creativity through exploration of a range of projects with diverse starting points and outcomes.
We aim to provide our students with the opportunity to build their understanding and appreciation of Art in both traditional and contemporary contexts and we are keen for all pupils to become confident creative learners that value the visual Arts as part of their education.
In Art, pupils become visually aware, culturally curious, resilient and adaptable. The development of practical skills, knowledge, understanding and then to apply all this in their own art brings confidence and a sense of ownership.
All pupils are given the chance to develop their own ideas through experimentation with a wide range of media, techniques and processes informed by their investigations into the work of relevant Artists.
Our students follow a well-structured curriculum that allows them to build skills, knowledge and understanding through drawing, painting, print making, photography and three-dimensional materials. The curriculum is adaptable, enabling all to find their way to succeed. For some of our students, the sensory side of Art can be very beneficial for their wellbeing and we aim to support them wherever possible.
Studying Art provides students with a selection of skills that they can apply to a range of jobs, including: