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Art and Design

ART Curriculum Intent   

We deliver a rich and varied Art, Craft and Design curriculum which encourages engagement and enjoyment from our students alongside the growth in knowledge and understanding of visual language.  

To develop independent creative, artistic, and passionate students that understand how Art is used in the world and how to develop confidence to use the skills in creating their own ideas. Equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft, and design.  

As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity, and wealth of our nation through Art and Design.  

To ensure all students have a broad experience of creativity that explores the formal elements in all areas of drawing, painting, sculpture, and photography. This develops into more focused study at Ks4 allowing for a range of creative specialism which become more diverse and focused. These will include modern, historical, and cultural creativity which will be used to develop their understanding of Art helping them to become critical, independent artists able to create their own work. 

● All students will produce creative work, develop ideas, and record experiences. 

● They will gain skills in drawing, painting and sculpture and other art, craft, and design skills. 

● Be able to evaluate and analyse others' artwork using the language of art. 

●Learn about renowned artists, styles movements and understand the historical and cultural developments. 



Key Stage 3 Curriculum Content

Whilst studying art and design at key stage 3 students will be given the opportunity to develop the skills, techniques and knowledge required to access the GCSE course in key stage 4.

At key stage 3 students have one single lesson per week.


Year 7  

  • Formal element's introduction 

  • Self/Identity/Portraiture 

  • Birds 


Year 8 

  • My Town 

  • Art in a Box (change) 


Year 9 

  • Portraiture 

  • Urban Art 


Key Stage 4 Curriculum Content

Year 10 

Component 1 

  • Sheffield 

  • Body Cast 

  • Natural forms (speak with NE & CW)] 



Year 11 

  • Body Cast cont. 

  • Exam – Component 2