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VIDEO: New Cambridge Primary and Lower Secondary subjects 2019
Art & Design gives learners a platform to express themselves, sparking imagination, creativity and developing transferable skills. Students explore and push boundaries to become reflective, critical and decisive thinkers. They learn how to articulate personal responses to their experiences.
Students develop creative skills that will help with many aspects of their future learning and development. They will:
This course supports progression to many other creative subjects at Cambridge Upper Secondary.
Cambridge Lower Secondary Art & Design is taught through a broad range of investigative, art-making and reflective activities. These include a number of study areas, for example painting, print making, model making or digital art, but you can also apply the curriculum content to your local context, using the resources that you have available.
There are no Cambridge Lower Secondary Progression Tests or Checkpoint for this subject.
The emphasis of this course is for teachers to give learners formative feedback on the skills they want students to develop. This can be through discussion, observation and lesson outputs where teachers discuss with students ‘what went well’ and how they can improve further, so that students can reflect on and improve their performance.
To support assessment in the classroom, we have produced some guidance that is available on the Cambridge Lower Secondary support site.
Visit our Cambridge Lower Secondary support site to download a wide range of resources to help you plan and deliver the course:
Online introductory training is available from February 2020 to support teachers delivering these subjects. You can book a place now using our events and training calendar.
Download our Curriculum outline to find out more about Cambridge Lower Secondary Art & Design.
The programme is free of charge to registered Cambridge schools that offer Cambridge Lower Secondary. If you are already registered with us, you can start teaching the programme immediately. If you are interested in becoming a Cambridge school complete our Expression of Interest form.