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.’ 

National Curriculum, Department for Education.

At Ringway, we encourage our pupils to become open minded, creative, critical reflective thinkers who have the courage and confidence to discover and contribute to the world around them.  Within Art, pupils will study the work of a range of great artists, craft makers and designers and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.  They will also learn to critique creative works using the language of art, craft and design.  Pupils will grow to show a secure understanding of the key techniques and methods for each key area of the Art curriculum which include: colour, form, line, tone, texture and shape.


* To become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques

* To encourage students to produce creative work which explores, records and reflects on ideas and experiences in their own and others’ lives.

* To know about a range of artists, craft makers and designers and understand historical and cultural development of their art form.

* To achieve well and to prepare students for future study.

* To realise the relevance of art, craft and design in our modern culture whilst raising awareness of career choices and engendering a love of the subject.

* To evaluate and analyse their own and others creative works using the language of art, craft and design.


* Exploration of artists, ideas and skills.

* An understanding of an artist’s purpose and how they use the formal elements of art to communicate their ideas to the viewer.

* Through research, students should develop their ideas independently.

* Understanding of the formal elements through experience with artistic conventions and experimentation.


* To develop students’ capacity to learn about and observe the world in which they live.

* To use feedback and self-assessment to provide information in relation to attainment on a national scale and as a means for students to reflect on their own progress.

* To link aspects of the formal elements to student outcomes.