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.
What will students learn?
Students develop creative skills that will help with many aspects of their future learning and development. They will:
- learn to see themselves as artists and become increasingly reflective and independent
- develop the skills needed to express creative ideas and to communicate visually
- understand their place and the place of others in a creative, innovative and interconnected world.
This course supports progression to many other creative subjects at Cambridge Upper Secondary.
How is the programme taught?
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.
How is Cambridge Lower Secondary Art & Design assessed?
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.
Support to help you deliver the course
Visit our Cambridge Lower Secondary support site to download a wide range of resources to help you plan and deliver the course:
- Assessment guidance
- Curriculum Framework
- Online training
- Schemes of work
- Teacher Guide.
Online introductory training is available to support teachers delivering these subjects. You can book a place now using our events and training calendar.