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Curriculum Vision

To provide every student with the opportunity to be inspired by, and achieve success within the Visual Arts, by becoming creative, confident and independent artists.

Curriculum Intent

  1. To promote cultural literacy and broaden students’ appreciation of Visual Arts in society and within the world of work.
  2. To learn about a range of artists and Art movements to develop cultural understanding and critical analysis skills.
  3. To nurture creative, confident and independent artists who take ownership of their work.
  4. To inspire joy and curiosity in the use of a wide range of materials and techniques, including new technologies.
  5. To learn practical skills to improve proficiency of recording to express personal ideas effectively.
  6. To develop projects from personal ideas and imagination, whilst refining students’ strengths in their chosen techniques.

Curriculum Maps

Please follow this link to view the Visual Arts Curriculum Maps 2020-21


Suggested gallery websites

London Galleries & Museums: 
Tate Britain & Tate Modern Galleries, London
British Museum, London
Victoria & Albert Museum, London
National Portrait Gallery, London
National Gallery, London
The Cube Gallery, London
The Photographers’ Gallery, London
Hayward Gallery, London
Cambridge Galleries & Museums:   
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge | College of the University of Cambridge
Kettles Yard Gallery, Cambridge
Zoological Museum, Cambridge
Museum of Classical Archaeology, Cambridge\museum
Byard Art, Cambridge
Cambridge Contemporary Art (CCA), Cambridge


Cambridge Open Studios (July only)