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.
In GCMS every pupil has access to the Art and Design curriculum.
KS2: One hour lessons a week for each Y5 and Y6 class.
KS3: The four year 7 classes rotate every half term with Drama.
In year 8, the pupils are in groups (part of the design and technology rotation) and receive twelve sessions.
The pupils have access to a wide range of materials and some dedicated equipment
Homework is given on a regular basis. This may involve specific research, completing a set task, (E.g., proportions of the face, observational drawings), the further development of ideas already begun in a lesson or to bring in a relevant resource for their particular project. The aim is to encourage initiative, develop technique, imagination and more independent learning.