Welcome to the Art Department – Meet the team

Ms A Smith
Head of Faculty
Leader of Art

Subject Curriculum Intent

To ensure all students gain the skills, knowledge and understanding required from the Key Stage 3 and 4 curriculum, to develop and embed their learning of art, so they can fulfil their full potential to success.


Students will continuously develop and refine their skills in the core areas for assessment at key stage 3.

They then progress naturally through to GCSE AO1- Develop, AO2 – Refine, AO3 – Record and AO4 – Present. They will revisit their learning continuously and at specific key points throughout the five years to embed core skills, knowledge and understanding for improvement and progression through the national curriculum course of study for art.


The development of a well-informed, knowledgeable, critical learner with well-developed skills in the four core areas for assessment, becoming able learners throughout the course of study from Key Stage 3 to 4 and beyond. Creating young artists and learners with an informed view of the world of art and its impact on society and art history.

Key Stage 3 aims

The national curriculum for art and design aims to ensure that all pupils: produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences, become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques, evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design, know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.

Extra Opportunities

Art 5 Year Curriculum

View Curriculum Plan