Art & Design

Art and design at The Grove

The purpose of study

Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping then with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop more rigorous understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.


There are 3 main curriculum strands:


Making art, craft and design


Designing and developing ideas


Understanding and evaluating

The National curriculum for art and design aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences
  • become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques
  • evaluate and analyse creative works suing the language of art, craft and design
  • know about great artists, craft makes and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.