Art Overview

Our Vision

To deliver an Art curriculum where everyone can achieve to their full potential.

Art Curriculum

The Art Curriculum at Aylesford School is designed to build interest and passion for the subject, where students are encouraged to develop a love and appreciation for art in its many forms. Each topic covered in Art is placed in a social and historical context so that students understand its significance in history and culture.

The curriculum for art and design aims to ensure that all pupils produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences. It is designed to engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art. As pupils progress, they will be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of the subject.

Elements of Art and Design

This particular focus on colour, tone, shape and form and is dedicated to embedding core knowledge of art and design practice. This allows students to explore the main thread of drawing which is a key skill needed across all year groups and provides an opportunity for the department to have a ‘baseline’ understanding of students’ abilities.

As a department, we use a variety of pedagogical and subject specific approaches to teaching and learning and students’ work is assessed throughout their learning journey.

Each assessment provides students with the knowledge they need to develop their work further and provides them with the opportunity to present their ideas through discussion, practical application, note taking, peer assessment and peer teaching.