Providing an all-round Art experience for all OSSMA learners. This involves them learning about artists (including designers and architects) from different eras, exploring and experiencing different materials confidently and building on and developing their current skills.
OSSMA Artists will be creative learners using their knowledge and skills to produce inspiring pieces of work
There are many reasons why Art is important in the Curriculum
As a learner being creative helps you become a better problem solver in all areas of your life. Art helps you see things differently and better deal with uncertainty. Studies show that creative people are better able to live with uncertainty because they can adapt their thinking to allow for the flow of the unknown.
An OSSMA Art learner will aim to have the qualities of (ART):
R= Resilience (to constructive criticism and making mistakes)
T= To be creative
An OSSMA KS3 Art learner will have the qualities below linked with the National Curriculum and which prepares them for KS4 and links to the four Assessment Objects at GCSE.