Curriculum Intent and Rationale
King Edwards Five Ways Art department is founded on the belief that Art is a fundamental force in national and international culture. It is one of the primary standards by which societies are judged; the quality, creativity, freedom, critical insight and technical innovation of the visual art they produce.
We promote the visual arts through a curriculum that fosters critical and creative thinking, artistic expression, effective communication and cultural awareness through the application of skilfully applied techniques and processes. Students will:
Be proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques.
Creative in exploring their ideas and recordings.
Be able to evaluate and analyse the language of Art in their own work and others
Be able to recognise and be knowledgeable of great Artists, movements of Art, Design and Architecture, and how they shape and are shaped by their historical culture.
Be able to use a range of techniques to record your observations in sketchbooks, journals and other media as a basis for exploring their ideas.
Cultivate self-discipline and persistence and become creative problem solvers.
Be able to make the appropriate interdisciplinary connections necessary to create works with visual impact, relevant content and meaning to the world outside of the classroom.
Learn how to effectively communicate while working independently and collaboratively.
Be able to recognise that the visual arts play a vital role in society.
Our students should aim to be insightful, ‘maverick’, meticulous, sophisticated, rigorous, ambitious, exceptional and authoritative.
Implementing our curriculum
Key Stage 3
Key Stage 4
Key Stage 5