Curriculum Resources

Introduction

The curriculum resources resources located in this section provide links, guidance and support materials for the curriculums in England, Scotland and Wales. For the Art and Design National Curriculum in England, published by the Department for Education 2013, NSEAD has published a parallel, alternative curriculum.

The National Curriculum in England

The Art and Design National Curriculum in England, published by the DfE in 2013, is published here. NSEAD has also created a parallel, alternative curriculum as well as a glossary of terms. NSEAD's Curriculum aims to move the curriculum forward and support teachers and IT providers in their understanding of the nature, depth and breadth of art, craft and design.

The Curriculum for Excellence

This section provides links to the Curriculum for Excellence in Scotland. An overview, advice and guidance for the new National Qualifications can be accessed here as well as links to the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) for craft and design.

The National Curriculum for Wales

Links to Art and design in the National Curriculum for Wales, published by the Liywodraeth Cymru (Welsh Government), are found here. Available for download are the programmes of study for key stages 2 and 3, together with attainment targets and level descriptions.

Secondary Curriculum Archive

Between 2007 and 2010 NSEAD worked with CfBT to provide the official subject specific support for the new secondary curriculum for all maintained schools. This archive hosts case studies (papers and videos) as well as curriculum support materials produced by NSEAD.


 
 

Assessment and Progression

The materials in this section are aimed at anyone who has a responsibility to deliver the new National Curriculum in England. They aim to support schools and providers of initial teacher education with a framework for progression, planning for learning, assessment, recording and reporting for EYFS, Primary KS1-2 and Secondary KS3-4. The Assessment Statement Tables are available as a word doc. You will need to log in as a NSEAD member to download these tables.

Art & Design Expert Advisory Group Resources

The materials in this section are aimed at anyone who has a responsibility to train teachers or to deliver the new National Curriculum in England. They aim to support schools and providers of initial teacher education (ITE) in their continuing professional development (CPD) and the implementation of the curriculum.

Baseline Thinking in Art and Design

Baseline Thinking in Art and Design is guidance for subject leaders and teachers of art and design in secondary schools. It sets out the context to the setting of GCSE target grades in art and design and makes the case for adding benchmarking information on both ability and prior experience in art and design. Baseline Thinking will help departments plan for cohort profiling and the setting of targets based on the changing ability profile of students of year 7 intakes.