At Ellesmere Port Catholic High School the Art & Design department supports students in realising and fulfilling their potential, through experiencing a culture of collaboration and creativity. Our curriculum allows students to explore a breadth of materials, processes and resources. We deliver a flexible, knowledge rich curriculum across all Key Stages to broaden the cultural literacy of our students. Underpinning our assessment values from KS3-5, are 4 essential skills which we believe are stepping stones to successful outcomes. These key skills are known as ‘Develop,’ ‘Experiment,’ ‘Record’ and ‘Create.’ We have a shared belief that creative education is fundamental for students to explore culture, identity, and craftsmanship. Along with critical thinking and problem solving, the subject of Art facilitates students to make connections, developing a deeper understanding of the world around them. Our teaching style and curriculum aims to instil high values such as being resilient, respectful, reflective, adventurous, and creative. At the heart of our department is quality first teaching, where we strive to offer students an opportunity to study historical and contemporary artists, architects, crafts people, and designers from a global perspective.