Art helps to prepare students for British life by encouraging them to observe and record the world around them. It allows them to investigate a range of ideas, beliefs and cultures that are present in our society and inspires them to develop artwork that may be influenced by historical and contemporary British Art.
It is our intent at Bilbrook CE Middle to provide pupils with a high-quality education in Art that will enable them to gain skills in a wide range of media and techniques.
Our key stage 3 curriculum consolidates and develops the skills acquired at key stage 2 as well as introduces students to GCSE skills at an early stage through the study of and response to, an engaging and challenging range of artists and designers work. Students have the opportunity to work in a range of 2D and 3D media and techniques and consolidate knowledge and understanding as they progress through the school.
Our intentions will be achieved by providing students with the opportunity to work with a wide variety of media and use an extensive range of techniques. Their own work will be inspired by the work of artists, designers and craftspeople studied ensuring that contextual referencing underpins and informs all practical tasks. Projects will become more extensive and thorough as the students’ progress, preparing them for the coursework content of the GCSE if they choose to take this as an option at the high school.
The impact is that children leave Bilbrook CE Middle as confident artists with the knowledge and skills required for the next stage of their education if they choose to pursue art further. If not, they will already have covered a wide breadth of media, skills and techniques within their art education.