These are the essential skills and processes in art, craft and design that pupils need to learn to make progress.
Pupils should be able to:
develop ideas and intentions by working from first-hand observation, experience, inspiration, imagination and other sources
investigate how to express and realise ideas using formal elements and the qualities of a range of media
make purposeful images and artefacts, selecting from a range of materials, techniques and processes
draw to express perception and invention, to communicate feelings, experiences and ideas, and for pleasure
explore and develop ideas using sketchbooks, journals and other appropriate strategies.
use research and investigative skills appropriate to art, craft and design
appreciate how codes and conventions are used to convey ideas and meanings in and between different cultures and contexts
reflect on and evaluate their own and others’ work, adapting and refining their own images and artefacts at all stages of the creative process
analyse, select and question critically, making reasoned choices when developing personal work
develop ideas and intentions when creating images and artefacts
organise and present their own material and information in appropriate forms.