‘Art is not what you see, but what you make others see’. - Edgar Degas
Our Art and Design curriculum has been designed to engage, inspire and challenge our students.
The projects will equip students with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art and design. Our aim is as students’ progress, they should be able to think more critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design.
We want students to know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our society.
Each project aims to develop students’ ability to generate and develop ideas for their practical work and to build contextual understanding, from either a self-selected or teacher–negotiated focus. With an emphasis on building technical skill through explore and experimenting with different types of media, processes and techniques, students will develop and refine ideas supported by contextual research, and critical reflection. A student’s ability to understand their own work and justify their ideas can be developed through practical visual analysis and annotation resulting in a personal portfolio of practical work that explores all the key concepts of photography.
- Explore ideas through investigations, demonstrating critical understanding of sources (AO1)
- Develop and refine ideas, selecting and experimenting with appropriate media, materials, techniques and processes (AO2)
- Record ideas, observations and insights relevant to intentions as work progresses (AO3)
Present a personal and meaningful response that realises intentions and demonstrates understanding of visual language (AO4).