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Art Design & Technology

Teaching Staff

Acting Subject Leader
Laura Tresidder

Teaching Staff
Dee Marston
Susan Wainman

Emma Godleman
Graham Wallace

Statement of Intent

The curriculum intent of the Art, Design & Technology Department actively supports the overall aims and vision for the whole school’s curriculum. At The Mandeville School we believe that quality art lessons will inspire children to think innovatively and develop creative knowledge and technical understanding.

Our art curriculum provides students with opportunities to develop their skills using a variety of materials and media. Students learn the formal elements in art, line, tone, texture, shape, pattern and colour. This is taught to students throughout Year 7 and 8 through a range of schemes of work tailored to suit the national curriculum. Students can then develop this into Key Stage 4, where these elements are taught in a more complex and mature way. 

Our schemes of work allow students to acquire skills they can apply to other subjects, for example sketching artefacts for history, storyboards in English and diagrams in science.

In art, students are expected to be reflective and record their ideas through annotations based around how they feel towards their own work, how they can improve their work, and make any changes they feel their work needs.

The schemes of work in Key Stage 3 have been created to make links to GCSE art and encourages students to start using the language and thought processes used at Key Stage 4. We run projects that make links to observational drawing, analysing and making links to artists, responding to artists, experimenting and creating a personal outcome to the projects. Students are encouraged to take risk’s and experiment with different styles and materials and then reflect on what has been successful and what hasn’t worked. 


●  A knowledge organiser which outlines knowledge linked to the skill they are learning that all students must master
●  One lesson a week at Key Stage 3 and seven a fortnight at Key Stage 4, carefully planned with progression and depth related to the topic
●  Challenge and hinge questions throughout lessons
●  Verbal and written feedback throughout the lessons
●  Displaying of work around school to highlight successes within the course
●  A rotation of topics, including 2D and 3D works.


Our art curriculum is well thought out and planned so students can progress with their learning. Directed by our school motto ‘Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow’, our students learn to work independently and into budding young artists.  

●  If students can show reflections skills, they can use this throughout their other subjects through responding to feedback
●  Celebrating final outcomes can show progression across the school
●  Students discussing their learning, thoughts and ideas will support other lessons during feedback and responses.

Curriculum Maps

Here you can find the curriculum maps for Art and Design Technology/Food for the academic year 2020-21. This is subject to change as we move through the year, especially the Year 11 section. As we approach the final exams the topics revised will be based on the needs of the students and therefore cannot be set at this stage.

Key Stage 3

Art - Year 7
Art - Year 8
DT & Food - Year 7
DT & Food - Year 8

Key Stage 4

Art, Craft & Design GCSE
Engineering GCSE
Food Preparation & Nutrition GCSE

Art - Year 9
Art - Year 10
Art - Year 11

Key Stage 5

Art & Design A Level

All information is subject to change

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