What is the curriculum trying to achieve?
Art offers the opportunity to express unique visions of the world. It is valuable in developing an understanding of the importance of visual imagery in the world around us. Experience in the arts develops perception, critical analysis, creativity, process skills and aesthetic awareness and appreciation.
Knowledge about art and skills in creating art are necessary components for any civilisation.
Our aim is to prepare students to develop an awareness and understanding of pathways into creative industries and become contributing citizens and appreciators of the arts.
How do we organise learning?
Each of our subjects organises learning to achieve our federation vision of ‘Educating today’s students for the world of tomorrow: a seamless education from 4 to 19’. Please click here to see a visual map of students’ planned ‘learning journey’ in art across Key Stage 3, 4 and 5.
To see more detail on what we teach at each Key Stage, please click the relevant links below:
The examination board used at The Downs School for GCSE Fine Art is AQA. Click here for GCSE examination courses
The examination board used at The Downs School for A-level Fine Art is AQA. Click here for A-Level examination courses
For further information, please contact the Head of Faculty via:email@example.com
Student Summer Exhibition of Work