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Art & Design Policy 2018-19

Arts Award 2017-18



Arts Award Explore is an Entry Level (Entry 3) qualification on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) and is open to children and young people aged up to 25 and is run by the Arts Council England. Here at Marland Hill we monitor the progress of children in Art and Design over Key Stage 2 and look for children who are working beyond expectations at the end of Year 5 and who have a passion and enthusiasm for the Arts to take part in completing their Arts Award Explore throughout the course of Year 6.


To achieve an Arts Award Explore, children and young people collect evidence in an individual arts log of their experiences of:

  • actively participating in a range of arts activities including a personal response about what has inspired them about taking part
  • a range of arts organisations, artists and their work
  • creativity and arts skills through making art work

what they have enjoyed and/or achieved and their presentation of this to others.


This year we have 9 children taking part in their Art Explore Award, over the course of the year they will:

- work with a local artist – Mrs .R. Hunt on a range of projects

- visit Art Galleries and work with other local artists

- explore a range of more specialised equipment to develop higher level skills

- complete work in batik, silk painting, screen printing and lino printing

- working with the local Secondary School Matthew Moss and taking part in workshops there


For these children their work will be submitted to Trinity College later in the academic year and their work will be formally sent for external moderation.


Celebrating our recent success!

We have had many children pass their Award over the last few years below are photographs of the final pieces of the work completed by the participants Joshua, Charlie, Jamal, Areekah, Zara, Reem and Valerie who all successfully passed in 2017!

Whole School Art & Design Coverage  and Timetable 2017-18

Art Award 2016-2017

A group of gifted and talented Year 6 children have recently achieved the official award of Arts Award Explore which is awarded by the Arts Council. These children are Sehar, Sam, Lucy, Holly and Zara.

They visited Touchstones Art Gallery in Rochdale where they were shown around the ‘Natural Makers’ exhibition by ceramic artist Su Hudson before taking part in her bespoke workshop ‘Slips and Grogs’. Inspired by other art work in the galleries, the children researched Georgia O’Keeffe.


Local artist Rosie Hunt worked with the children exploring printing techniques (mono and screen printing), batik and acrylic texturing. Inspired by batik effects they went on to research Jackson Pollock. They also visited Matthew Moss High School for several sessions to explore clay modelling techniques.

The children took an active part in these activities creating their own responses, reflecting on their work and were inspired to create an individual arts piece. Finally, they presented their arts journey to their class peers.

We are all very proud of their achievements!

Autumn 2015 and Spring 2016


Our Art groups have been taking part in a wide range of activities over the last few weeks including pottery sessions at Touchstones Museum and Matthew Moss High School and silk painting!  Look at some of our fabulous artwork!

Art Displays