Intent: The Big Ideas in Art and Design at ACS:

  1. Subject knowledge – encouraging all pupils to think creatively and to promote imagination. To develop an understanding of a variety of artistic techniques, skills and processes using a range of media. To develop a wide knowledge of contemporary and historical artists and artistic movements to enthuse pupils when developing their own artwork.
  2. Resilience – to be able to select, refine and develop designs and discover a solution via experimentation if there is a problem to overcome – this will add value to AO2.
  3. Wider Knowledge – to be able to respond to a project title and work to a suggested outcome. To understand gain knowledge of the industry and career options in art and design. To discover the effectiveness of recyclability on the environment, to select and refine sustainable materials and to consider the wastage of paper and how to recycle materials as preparation for life outside of school.

Please see the learning journey for each year group to see how these are mapped within our Art curriculum: