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“Art Is not what you see, but what you make others see”

Edgar Degas

The Department views art as both an intellectual and creative subject; it is one of the means by which we interpret, express and understand our place in the world and as such is viewed as an important aspect of education, as well as a having a significant place in the contribution to the UK’s economy and job market. Students develop their creativity, imagination and knowledge, which challenges them to develop their ideas and intentions through personal, individual responses.  

Mr Frow – Head of Art

What is it like to study Art at Monk's Walk School?

Students who study art develop their skills in demonstrating their knowledge and understanding of the visual and tactile qualities of a range of materials and show how these can be manipulated and matched to ideas, purposes and audiences through their work.

They learn about codes and conventions in art, craft and design and, during the later years, how these are used to represent ideas, beliefs and values throughout different times. They learn about the roles of artists, craftspeople and designers in different times and cultures, and how these have changed.

How is Art assessed?

Throughout key stage 3, 4 and 5 we assess various elements of the students’ portfolio over each term and throughout each scheme of work. This will be recorded on a portfolio tracking sheet once either a task is completed in full or enough evidence of an assessment objective has been produce to make a valued judgement. We will be assessing four main

Areas of study;

Objective 1 - The exploration of art and artists (including analysis and literacy)

Objective 2 – Creative exploration and refinement (review, modify and refine)

Objective 3 – Recording and development of skills (control of skills through drawing)

Objective 4 – Presenting work and responding to above with own artwork (Final pieces)

Feedback is provided in a variety of ways (see the department feedback policy).


“How you draw is a reflection of how you feel about the world. You're not capturing it, you're interpreting it.”

Juliette Aristides


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