Visual Arts

“Art is too important not to share.” - Romero Britto

Department Overview

What is art, craft and design? Art, craft and design, as a combination of disciplines which defines and promotes visual literacy. As young children we learn to interpret images long before we become fluent in the written word. Visual literacy enables us to communicate and comprehend successfully and meaningfully in an increasingly image-saturated world. 

At Biddenham we aim to inspire personal expression and cultural understanding and to promote creative and practical responses, as well as imaginative risk taking. We look to provide solutions to our material, emotional, social and virtual worlds through the work of our students. It is a unique subject with attributes that must guarantee its place, not only on the curriculum from early years through formal education settings, but also within lifelong learning. 

We aim to inspire, challenge and motivate every student, no matter what their level of ability, while supporting them developing, creative and engaging outcomes; provide scope for innovation and stimulating opportunities to develop and explore their personal interests in art and design; and allow for progression from key stage 3 whilst providing a strong foundation for further study at GCSE and A level as well as vocational pathways.

Exam board information:
AQA Art and Design

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Example of Students' Work

For examples of beautiful work by our students please click on the image below.




Curriculum Map

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