A high-quality Art and Design education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, 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.


What will I learn?

Years 7 and 8  

During years 7 and 8 you will develop your Skills Knowledge and understanding of Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Artists and Art forms from different areas of the globe.

You will expand your awareness of Art & Design. By the end of Year 8 you will be able to:

Use a range of techniques to record your observations in sketchbooks, journals and other media as a basis for exploring your ideas.

Use a range of techniques and media.

Increase your proficiency in the handling of different materials.

Analyse and evaluate your own work, and that of others, in order to strengthen the visual impact or applications of your work.

Discuss the history of art, craft, design and architecture, including periods, styles and major movements from ancient times up to the present day.