Access Keys:

 
 

News

15th Sep 2017
Year 11 Art students explored the local areas of County Down, including Mount Stewart...
 

Key Stage 3 Overview

The Key stage 3 programme of study includes not only painting and drawing but work in a wide variety of media as demonstrated in the box below.

The pupils are encouraged to have fun, to explore, to problem solve, to work with others and investigate the work of other artists and designers.

Included within the Key Stage 3 programme of study are a number of  museums and gallery visits.

                                                              Key Stage 3

Year Group

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Theme

Me

My Environment

Nature

Activities

Painting/drawing/wire work

ICT work-Warhol style print

Photography – digital manipulation

Print –Clown Block print

Ceramics- Group Totem pole

Visits to buildings in the local community

Ceramics/Architecture 2D relief panel (group work)

Printing –Block print – Doorways

MIA – Group Movie – ‘Clean up your Environment’

Observational studies

Teapot Design work / 3D Ceramic teapot

ICT – Children’s book design

Print – Screen print or Block print / fruit / insects

Textured paintings based on the work of other artists

GCSE Overview

At senior level the pupils are introduced to a broader range of processes, media and materials

  • A variety of printing processes – etch – block – screen
  • Digital photography and computer aided design
  • Ceramic sculpture and 2D and 3D Design work
  • Textile and stitch design work
  • Graphic illustration

The students are encouraged to engage in personal research both analytical and contextual, using a thematic approach. Trips and visits to Museums and Galleries are incorporated into the programme of study.

Pupils choosing to study GCSE level Art and Design will follow the NI CCEA Specification:

              GCSE Year 11

 

                 GCSE Year 12

The pupils will be given a theme and will produce a collection of work as an introduction to their Core Portfolio in a wide variety of media.

-Drawing – painting – printing – stitch – lens based media – ceramics - ICT

Unit 1 – The Core Portfolio

The pupils will complete the work relating to their Core Portfolio – development sheets and creation of final piece.

Unit 2  Externally Set Assignment

Creatively investigate and develop ideas in response to a stimulus ( set by CCEA) and create a final outcome.

A-Level Overview

At senior level the pupils are introduced to a broader range of processes, media and materials

  • A variety of printing processes – etch – block – screen
  • Digital photography and computer aided design
  • Ceramic sculpture and 2D and 3D Design work
  • Textile and stitch design work
  • Graphic illustration

The students are encouraged to engage in personal research both analytical and contextual, using a thematic approach. Trips and visits to Museums and Galleries are incorporated into the programme of study.

              AS Level Year 13

 

                 A2 Level Year 14

Coursework Portfolio

An opportunity for the students to freely demonstrate and communicate their artistic interests, creativity and personal skills in Art and Design

Externally Set Assignment

Theme set by CCEA. Preparatory work and final response on set theme.

Personal Investigation

Further opportunity for the students to freely demonstrate and communicate their artistic interests, creativity and personal skills in Art and Design

Externally Set Assignment

Theme set by CCEA. Preparatory work and final response on set theme.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Staff

Mrs. A McCluskey (Head of Department)

Mrs. J Trainor

Mr. P Morrow

Miss. L.R. McBride (Art Technician)

Pupils who in recent years have been awarded full marks in their external exams:

A2 Level

Darcy Burrows, Rhea Hanlon, Tom Getty, Jack Rafferty, Sarah Willis, Rachel Cadden, Jamie Holmes.

AS Level

Darcy Burrows, Emma Jones, Rhea Hanlon, Natasha Mudi, Hannah Boyd, Zoe Cornelissen, Allen Martin, Rachel Cadden, Jamie Holmes, Kate Shaw.

Departmental Aims

  • To provide a rich and varied Art and Design experience for all pupils based on the aims of the N.I. Curriculum;
  • To enrich each pupils sensory, artistic and creative awareness;
  • To develop skills of observation, imagination, independent thought and evaluation;
  • To make the pupils aware of the relationship between their own work and that of other artists and designers;
  • To stimulate curiosity about the world around them.