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Expectations from the Specialism:

  • Ensure that learning in the arts is marked by creative rigour and discipline.
  • Place high status on vocational courses in the arts. Arts Colleges will want to look at how vocational courses could engage a wider range of students.
  • Develop the artistic skills and understanding of teachers and make imaginative use of new technologies as a means of raising the quality of teaching and learning in the arts.
  • Explore the potential for artistic activities to enhance learning across all curricular areas and promote high levels of participation in extra-curricular arts activities in the arts.
  • Work with other schools and the wider community in sharing facilities and human and other resources with a view to developing learning opportunities in the arts, including through partnership with local, national and international creative industries and arts institutions.
  • Involve professionals from the creative industries in school and community activities.