All pupils will be taught to understand the fundamental principles of what makes any work of art, design or craft successful. This understanding should enhance their enjoyment of works of art and of the visual world around them. They will learn the technical skills to enable them to fully express themselves and to make successful art works of their own.
The intent of art at KS3 is to further develop the key practical skills required in art, craft and design in preparation for GCSE and beyond but also to introduce pupils to art and begin to develop and explore knowledge and skills within the field of art, craft and design.
At KS4 students are encouraged to develop their skills across a range of disciplines. There is an opportunity to sit a formal GCSE qualification with AQA in Art and Design. This provides a foundation for students to pursue further education or to continue their own creative journeys