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The Art Curriculum at BGGS


Our teachers are passionate about their subjects. They work hard to share their specialist knowledge and enthusiasm for their discipline with their classes and will explain to students what they are going to teach them.

We also want you, as parents/carers, to understand our curriculum too. So we invited our Curriculum Leaders (Heads of Department) to share some of the reasons why they teach what they do and the difference it will make for our students.

We are publishing this curriculum information in a regular series here on our website along with information about  and how we assess the impact what we teach is having on our students.

“We are committed to help your daughter be the very best version of herself that she can be – through academic study, opportunities to participate in the arts and a wide range of extra-curricular activities. This guide will help you understand what we have chosen to teach at Bordesley Green Girls’ School and why”                                          

Ms P Hyare, Acting Headteacher

In this article, we focus on Art at Bordesley Green Girls' School and Sixth Form

We strongly believe in the vital role art and design play in allowing creativity, curiosity and self-expression to develop alongside resilience, confidence and critical thinking skills.

Our broad-based curriculum enables students  to develop and build creative skills exploring a variety of techniques with a range of media .

Students are introduced to a wide range of art, artists and designers from different historical contexts and a wide range of cultures creating visually literate world citizens with an understanding of their own and others cultural heritage and how art impacts and enhances our surroundings and society today.

How we assess the impact of what your child is taught:


How will classwork be marked/






Once every 3 weeks.

It will be formally assessed at the end of a unit.

Each unit will be self, peer and formally assessed.

Grade half termly.



Verbal feedback ongoing.

Written feedback.

Final grade when appropriate.

We work within exam guidelines.



Discussion-based feedback.

Formally assessed half termly.



What classwork will be marked?


Practical tasks are marked when appropriate.



Practical tasks are marked when appropriate.



Practical tasks and development is discussed and recorded half termly in students handbook.

How will students ‘reflect’ on marking/ feedback?



Respond to feedback. Peer and self-assessment. Review and reflection.


How will Homework be marked/monitored/ graded?


Set tasks are marked.


Set tasks are marked.

Progress and development task are discussed.



Set tasks are marked

Progress and development tasks are discussed.

What are the formal Assessments? When are they marked?


KS3 - Set tasks and final piece. Marked at end of unit.

KS4 - Set tasks. End of unit is marked.

KS5 - All self-directed with milestones to reach at specific deadlines.