Expressive arts

Principles and practice - expressive arts

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The inspiration and power of the arts play a vital role in enabling our children and young people to enhance their creative talent and develop their artistic skills.

The principles and practice document is essential reading for teachers as they start working with the experiences and outcomes for expressive arts.

Experiences and outcomes

All curriculum areas contribute to the totality of the experiences that make up the new curriculum. You can download the experiences and outcomes for expressive arts.

National Qualifications

Information on the expressive arts National Qualifications and links to Art and Design, Dance, Drama, and Music on the National Qualifications website.

Assessing progress and achievement: Expressive arts

This resource outlines significant aspects of learning and describes what breadth, challenge and application look like to support practitioners in assessing learners’ progress in expressive arts.

John Byrne National Drawing Competition

Learners across Scotland are invited to take part in the second annual John Byrne drawing competition.

Dare to Dream - songwriting competition

Dare to Dream challenges young people to write, produce and perform their own songs in aid of Children in Need.

Support materials

Responsibility of all

All staff have a responsibility to develop, reinforce and extend learning in the following areas.

3-18 Curriculum impact series

Information about the series and links to reports for curriculum areas.

Latest expressive arts posts on Education Scotland's learning blog

All Expressive arts posts
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