Art & Design

Key Stage 3   |    Key Stage 4   |    Key Stage 5


National Curriculum

The Ecclesbourne School follows the 3 Year National Curriculum

Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. 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.

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

Curriculum Intent

Pupils should be taught to develop their creativity and ideas, and increase proficiency in their execution. They should develop a critical understanding of artists, architects and designers, expressing reasoned judgments that can inform their own work.

Pupils should be taught:

  • to use a range of techniques to record their observations in sketchbooks, journals and other media as a basis for exploring their ideas
  • to use a range of techniques and media, including painting
  • to increase their proficiency in the handling of different materials
  • to analyse and evaluate their own work, and that of others, in order to strengthen the visual impact or applications of their work
  • about the history of art, craft, design and architecture, including periods, styles and major movements from ancient times up to the present day

The KS3 programme is devised to ensure students use the knowledge of skills, techniques, processes and artists to creatively respond to the world around them. It will ensure students are equipped and ready to extend their studies and appreciate Art in their wider lives beyond KS3 at the end of year 9.

 

 
Grade Assessment Criteria
9 Students have an exceptional ability to develop ideas through creative and purposeful investigations, and engage with and demonstrate critical understanding of sources; to thoughtfully refine ideas with discrimination, and to select and purposefully experiment with appropriate media, materials, techniques and processes; to skilfully and rigorously record ideas, observations and insights through drawing and annotation, and any other appropriate means relevant to intentions, as work progresses; to competently present a personal and meaningful response and realise intentions with confidence and conviction and to demonstrate understanding of visual language.
8 Students have a highly developed ability to effectively develop ideas through creative and purposeful investigations and to demonstrate critical understanding of sources; to thoughtfully refine ideas and to select and purposefully experiment with appropriate media, materials, techniques and processes; to skilfully record ideas, observations and insights through drawing and annotation, and any other appropriate means relevant to intentions, as work progresses; to competently present a personal and meaningful response and realise intentions with confidence and conviction and to demonstrate understanding of visual language.
7 Students have an increasingly developed ability to develop ideas through creative and purposeful investigations, and a highly developed ability to demonstrate critical understanding of sources. Students have an increasingly developed ability to thoughtfully refine ideas and highly developed ability to select and purposefully experiment with appropriate media, materials, techniques and processes. Students have an increasingly developed ability to skilfully record ideas, observations and insights through drawing and annotation, and any other appropriate means relevant to intentions, as work progresses. Students have an increasingly developed ability to competently present a personal and meaningful response and realise intentions with confidence and conviction and a highly developed ability to demonstrate understanding of visual language.
6 Students have a consistent ability to develop ideas through purposeful investigations and to demonstrate critical understanding of sources; to thoughtfully refine ideas and to select and purposefully experiment with appropriate media, materials, techniques and processes; to skilfully record ideas, observations and insights through drawing and annotation, and any other appropriate means relevant to intentions, as work progresses; to competently present a personal and meaningful response and realise intentions and to demonstrate understanding of visual language.
5 Students have a generally consistent ability to develop ideas through purposeful investigations and to demonstrate critical understanding of sources; to thoughtfully refine ideas and to select and purposefully experiment with appropriate media, materials, techniques and processes; to skilfully record ideas, observations and insights through drawing and annotation, and any other appropriate means relevant to intentions, as work progresses; to competently present a personal and meaningful response and realise intentions and to demonstrate understanding of visual language.
4 Students have a moderate ability to develop ideas through purposeful investigations and to demonstrate critical understanding of sources; to thoughtfully refine ideas and to select and purposefully experiment with appropriate media, materials, techniques and processes; to skilfully record ideas, observations and insights through drawing and annotation, and any other appropriate means relevant to intentions, as work progresses; to competently present a personal and meaningful response and realise intentions and to demonstrate understanding of visual language.
3 Students have a sound ability to develop ideas through purposeful investigations and to show understanding of different sources; to refine ideas and to select and experiment with appropriate media, materials, techniques and processes; to record ideas, observations and insights through drawing and annotation, and any other appropriate means relevant to intentions, as work progresses; to present a personal and meaningful response which realise intentions and to show understanding of visual language.
2 Students have a developing ability to create different ideas and to show understanding of different sources; to refine ideas and to select and experiment with appropriate media, materials, techniques and processes; to record ideas, observations and insights through drawing and annotation, and any other appropriate means relevant to intentions, as work progresses; to present a personal and meaningful response and realise intentions and to show understanding of visual language.
1 Students have some ability to develop ideas and to show understanding of sources; to refine ideas and to select different media, materials, techniques and processes; to record ideas, observations and insights both in a visual and written form; to present a personal response and realise intentions and to show understanding of visual language.

If you have any questions or queries relating to the Art curriculum please email headofart@ecclesbourne.derbyshire.sch.uk for more information.