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Curriculum Intent for Art & Design

Our vision and intention is to nurture a love of art in students of all backgrounds and abilities, to grow well rounded individuals who are able to envisage creative solutions to their lives and to ensure a lifelong appreciation of arts and culture, to value art.

From entry to Valentines High School in Year 7, we encourage our young people not only to experience a diverse variety of art skills, process and techniques; but we also encourage an open-minded approach and deeper thinking to new concepts and the reasons why we, as individuals, need and make art in our lives.  We highlight that we and employers value academic achievement but also desire these creative qualities.  As we live in one of the cultural capitals of the world we achieve this by exposure to the Arts, visiting galleries and museums and by looking at art and society in historical and contemporary contexts.

We want our young people to be confident in communicating and producing their own ideas, at whatever standard, in practical and conceptual terms, introducing them to the possibilities and opportunities of a career and creative future in the Arts.

We are growing the future.

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