Our intention is to use a broad approach to Art and Design, textiles and photography. We aim to provide an interesting, challenging, relevant and accessible curriculum. Students are encouraged to develop their curiosity and creativity in an environment that aims to be visually exciting. Students explore the use of drawing for different purposes, using a variety of methods and media on a variety of scales. Students also explore the potential for the use of colour, pattern and design. Students will explore relevant images, artefacts and resources relating to a range of art, craft and design, from the past and from recent times, including European and non-European examples. Students respond to these examples through practical and critical activities that demonstrate their understanding of different styles, genres and traditions.
The curriculum also creates a strong foundation for further progression to Art and Design related courses, such as A-level or enhanced vocational, and career pathways into a wide range of job opportunities within the art industry.