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Art & Design


Here at Newland School for Girls in Art, craft and design, we embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. We deliver a high-quality art and design education that engages, inspires and challenges our students. This equips them with the knowledge and skills to experiment invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As they progress and grow in their confidence and abilities; they are able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. The students know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to our school, culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.

Our SEN intent is that effective teaching and learning will make sure that the entire Art curriculum is available to all students through careful structuring of activities, scaffolding of skills and personalised teaching.

We teach our students to develop their creativity and ideas, and increase proficiency in their execution. They do this by developing a critical understanding of artists, architects and designers, expressing reasoned judgements that can inform their own work.



Produce creative work; explore ideas and record personal experiences.

Develop knowledge, understanding and skills relevant to their chosen title through integrated practical, critical and contextual study that encourages direct engagement with original works and practice.


Learn through practical experience and demonstrate knowledge and understanding of sources that inform their creative intentions.

Apply relevant subject-specific skills in order to use visual language to communicate personal ideas, meanings and responses.

Develop confidence and resilience that are needed to succeed in the wider world.

Use a range of techniques to record observations in sketchbooks, journals and other media as a basis for exploring personal ideas

Understand about the history of art, craft, design and architecture, including periods, styles and major movements from bygone days up to the present day.


​​Homework is not set for Art in year 7 and 8.


“Art is a line around your thoughts.” Gustav Klimt

KS3 & KS4 Art Curriculum Plan

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