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Bradford Girls’ Grammar School aims to challenge students to think, act and speak as Artists, Designers and Craftspeople by teaching them to become visually literate so they are able to read, interpret and find meaning in signs, symbols codes and conventions, exploring and reshaping them in their own work. We do this by giving all students first-hand experience of different aspects of Art, Craft and Design. Students are given the opportunity to engage with practitioners and examples of historical art and design from a range of cultural contexts. Purposeful exploration, making and doing fosters artistic and design awareness, understanding and skills.
Students learn to understand and apply the key principles of art: line, tone, texture, shape, form, space, pattern, colour, and contrast. The opportunity for students to refine and develop their techniques over time is supported by effective lesson sequencing, links with the topic and progression between year groups. This also supports students in achieving age related expectations at the end of their cohort year.