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P16 Visual Art

Participation in the arts curriculum at Post 16 provides opportunities for inspiration for developing a broader awareness of the arts. This is accessed through education and motivating activities: exploring individual artists, galleries, artist’s studios, exhibitions and participation in workshops. The art programme will identify suitable accreditation units to meet the needs of individual students. Peer feedback and self assessment on a regular basis will be used to develop confidence and interest for art work. Students will develop skills in decision making through the use of design, discussion and modification of their projects enhancing determination and persistence to complete a project. They will use their learning, experiences and influences form artists to make choices, including contributing to group decisions regarding art venues and workshops. Students will contribute actively to situations, utilising their communication skills. Where appropriate students will work together and support individual projects.  

During the programme students develop the following Cross-curricular, Personal, Learning and Thinking skills:

  • Independent enquiry
  • Self-management
  • Reflective learning
  • Effective participation
  • Creative thinking
  • Team working
  • Applying English, maths and ICT relevant to research and development of ideas.


ASDAN Towards Independence areas covered as appropriate to individual student abilities, these include: Multi-sensory, Section F – Art Therapy and Creativity, Section B Printing, C Pottery and D Making Pictures

Arts Award Bronze

AQA Unit Awards – Pre-entry level, entry level and level 1 units

Please see the document at the foot of the page for further details.