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Airedale Academy's Art

Curriculum Intent Statement

As a member of Northern Ambition Academies Trust, we ensure that our curriculum is ambitious, rich in skills and knowledge, develops independent learning, promotes diversity, curiosity and tolerance of other cultures alongside incorporating the Trust’s values of Ambition, Bravery and Respect.

Art provides students with opportunities to develop a range of ways in which they can share and express their individual creativity, whilst learning about and making links with a wide spectrum of different types of art in our society.

Art contributes to student’s personal development in creativity, independence, judgement and self reflection. Moreover, it enables students to develop a natural sense of wonder and curiosity about the world around them.

Airedale Academy’s Art curriculum intent:

·        Students will develop proficiency in drawing, painting, understanding colour and shade and sculpture, with the overall aim of developing an understanding, awareness and inspiration of art and design,

·        Students will study key artists and develop knowledge of their work,

·        Students will develop an understanding of their own and others’ cultural heritages through studying a diverse range of male and female artists and designers throughout history,

·        Students will develop their understanding of the visual elements of art and design; line, tone, texture, colour, pattern, shape and 3D form,

·        Students will develop their skills in the visual elements enabling them to produce their own compositions.



·        Students have 1 hour per week to study Art,

·        Students access the KS3 National Curriculum for Art and Design in Years 7 to 9 to progress to the Eduqas GCSE in Art and Design qualification at KS4,

·        Students will practice and develop mastery in the key processes of art: drawing, painting, printing and sculpture, 

·        Students will studying existing pieces of art, sketching aspects of these, with a particular focus on the necessary skills, before completing final pieces and their own compositions,

·        Students will be given constructive feedback with clear next steps and further opportunities to create art pieces, to improve their work and ensure that skills are being developed,

·        Student’s evidence of their work is collected within their art sketch book.



·        Students will have developed the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in creative elements of the world,

·        Students will have applied knowledge, understanding and skills in order to produce a range of Art pieces using a range of media,

·        Students will have produced a range of Art pieces of their own compositions and also based on the compositions of others,

·        Students will critique and evaluate their Art pieces as well as the work of others,

·        Students are prepared for post 16 learning or routes into local employers in creative industries,

·        Students are able to make a positive contribution to modern creative industries