Vision of the Art Curriculum:

At Alsop High we aim to deliver a broad and balanced curriculum for all children.

To inspire/ preserve a love of Art and creativity; As Art educators we strive to encourage, to teach creatively, allow students to make mistakes and take risks as part of their learning, to increase their knowledge, skills and understanding of Art and its place in Society.

To build cultural capital, connecting Art with their surroundings locally and in the world; We strive to devise a curriculum that is linked to the world we live in and to young people's own interests through exposure to art with visits to galleries or where that is not possible to work from high quality images from museums and galleries. Promoting the value of Art for all and art being valued by Students, Parents, Carers, Senior Leaders, Governors is important through exhibitions, displays of pupils work and allowing the pupils to work on collaborative and community projects in and out of the school environment where possible. Most of all we would like all children to enjoy their art experience.

To impart a strong understanding of how Art has evolved across time (Art History);The teaching of artists, their work, context and influence and to connect with other subject areas making authentic connections e.g RE, History, Maths, Performing Arts etc

To pass exams leading to improved life chances and guiding students to creative career paths.

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  • State of the art ICT suites programmed with the latest software.
  • Top of the range Photography equipment.
  • Each Art & Design and Photography room is facilitated with an interactive whiteboard.
  • The large faculty is equipped with excellent resources and equipment to cater for the needs of all Art and Design endorsements.
  • Foundation course is situated within its own building in the school and has excellent facilities and spacious room allowing all students to have their own work space.

Future Careers

AnimatorArchitectArchitectural technician or technologistArt editorArt gallery curatorArts administratorArt therapistBookbinder or print finisherCabinet makerCAD technicianCake decoratorCeramics designer-makerClothing alteration handCommunity arts workerConservatorCostume designerDesign engineerDressmakerErgonomistExhibition designerFashion design assistantFashion designerFine artistFloristFootwear designerFurniture designerGraphic designerHat designer or millinerInterior designerJewellery designer.makerLandscape architectMake-up artistModel makerMuseum assistantPattern cutterPhotographerPhotographic stylistPrinting administratorProduct designerReprographic assistantSet designerSewing machinistTailorTattooist, Teacher, Textile designerVisual merchandiserWeb designer

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