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Curriculum Intent - Art:

Art, Photography and Design Curriculum Intent Statement.

At Liskeard School and Community College we believe that knowledge in the visual arts can help us to understand and offer meaning to the time and place in which we live. We understand the essential role the skills of visual literacy have in empowering us to make, and curate new meaning, to test, and reflect upon new ways of seeing our world through curiosity and innovation. We know it can provide intelligent solutions in an increasingly complex world, through aesthetics, practical insight and problem solving. We believe the visual arts can provide a compelling foundation for fostering personal resilience, a sense of individual and collegiate achievement, enrichment, enjoyment, and a thirst for lifelong learning and cultural influence. We believe that art, photography, and design, impacts everyone’s lives, on every level, every day. Now, more than ever before, the world needs the capacity for creative thinking and visual literacy that is specific to the visual arts and design education.

Throughout our curriculum we support students to aspire to the highest standards of academic excellence within the visual arts at all Key Stages. Our teaching pedagogy promotes an open learning culture, rich in the transmission of historical and contextual knowledge and understanding; setting the context for empathy, ownership, autonomy, responsibility, personal expression, and ethically responsible design. Our visual arts curriculum is rich in skills, and prepares our students with a confidence to apply and communicate their depth of cognitive, as well as haptic thinking in a wide range of disciplines; offering opportunity for wider appreciation, creativity, personal empowerment and facilitating a genuine sense of success, value and ultimately, economic prosperity.

Through the application of visual grammar, of line, shape, tone, colour and texture, students can powerfully record, design, curate and communicate, with increasing complexity and sophistication, in a range of media and on a range of scales, resolving informed choices and working with increasing confidence and independence. Through the continuity and progression we are able to offer, students are prepared well for their next step.

Curriculum Overview Art

  Autumn Spring Summer

Year 7

Autumn term 1 - Collaborating Online Respectfully

Autumn term 2 - Modelling Data – Spreadsheets

Spring term 1 - Networks – from semaphores to the Internet

Spring term 2 - Programming essentials in Scratch

Summer term 1 - Programming essentials in Scratch – part II

Summer term 2 - Physical Computing - Microbits (block coding)

Year 8

Autumn term 1 & 2 - Computing Systems

Spring term 1 & 2 - Representations – from clay to silicon

Summer term 1 & 2 - Back to the future - Historical people in the world of computing

Year 9

Autumn term 1 - Cyber Security

Autumn term 2 - Representations – going audiovisual

Spring term 1 - Introduction to Python programming

Spring term 2 - Python programming with sequences of data

Summer term 1 - Physical Computing - Microbits (python coding)

Summer term 2 - Physical Computing - Microbits (python coding)

Year 10

Autumn term 1 - 1.1 Systems architecture

Autumn term 2 - 1.2 Memory and storage

Spring term 1 - 2.1 Algorithms

Spring term 2 - 1.3 Computer networks, connections, and protocols

Summer term 1 - 2.2 Programming fundamentals

Summer term 2 - 2.2 Programming fundamentals

Year 11

Autumn term 1 - 2.2 - Programming fundamentals

Autumn term 2 - 2.2 - Programming fundamentals

Spring term 1 - 2.3 -producing-robust-programs

Spring term 2 - 1.6 -ethical-legal-cultural issues

Summer term 1 - General Revision

Summer term 2 - N/A