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Mr Sheppard
Mr Sheppard

 

Mrs McAlindon
Mrs McAlindon

 

Mr McGregor
Mr McGregor

 

Mrs McHendry
Mrs McHendry

 

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Miss Rodgers

 

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Courses in Art & Design

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Broad General Education

For S1 to S3 pupils, we aim to encourage an appreciation of Art and Design, so that pupils have the confidence to communicate ideas and personal thoughts using a variety of materials, techniques and technologies.

In developing their practical skills, we also aim to stimulate each pupil's problem solving and evaluation skills within the creative process. [more ...]

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National 4

A picture is worth a thousand words and images are becoming increasingly important ranging from traditional 'Mona Lisa' type art through modern 'pickled shark' conceptual pieces to publishing and web design. Everywhere we look there is evidence of how art and design effects our lives.

This course aims to encourage each pupil's imagination and creativity. It also aims to develop their practical skills, giving them the opportunity to experiment across a range of materials. [more ...]

Pupil Work
National 5

All aspects of our lives are affected by Art and Design, even down to the signage that helps direct people around the school.

During this course we aim develop each pupil's practical skills and provide them with the opportunity to try a range of techniques across a variety of materials. We also hope to develop their critical and analytical skills as well as expanding their subject knowledge in order that they can express their ideas with confidence. [more ...]

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Higher

The emphasis throughout this course is on developing each pupil's practical skills to an advanced level.

As with earlier courses, the aim is to encourage the development of ideas following the critical reflection on a wide variety of work, and to express themselves in a broad range of materials using a variety of techniques and technologies. [more ...]

Extra Curricular Activities

Come one, come all. Everybody is welcome.

Extra Curricular activities
S3 Art Club

Organised by S McHendry during lunchtimes.

Activities
National 5

Supported Study organised by S McHendry. Tuesday after school.

Additional Activities
Higher

Supported Study organised by S McHendry. Wednesday after school.

Broad General Education in Art S1 - S2

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Aims
Experiences & Outcomes

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Standards
Homework?

Unit 1 Homework.

Progression
Progression

Towards the end of S2 pupils can choose to study Art & Design in S3 and then later in S4 and S5.

Guidance and Subject staff will provide advice on the best way to proceed. [... more]

Level 4 @ S3

Pupils have to make a choice at the end of S2 about the subjects they want to study further in S3 and perhaps take it to the next level.

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Who for?

Are you motivated by expressing yourself creatively and solving problems in a visual way?  Do you love colour and style?

Forget the old, worn stereotypes of the struggling artist, starving in a run-down flat, trying desperately to earn a living. Art & Design today offers a very broad range of career opportunities. It can give you a wide range of transferable skills which are useful in a variety of careers.

Think of the world around you. The objects in your home, from kitchen appliances to furniture, the things you see on your way to school, the phones you use and the magazines you read, the programmes you watch on TV, your games consul and all the games you play – all of these things have been Designed.

Activities
Is it for me?

considering whether the subject is for you, you have to consider whether you have the right attributes to want to be involved in Art & Design?

  • Do you love to draw and paint cut out and work with colour?
  • Are you interested in how things work?
  • Do you like to work through projects to achieve solutions?
  • Have you the desire to make reasoned critical judgments?

If the answer is yes then you may wish to choose Art & Design in S3. You may not decide to choose Art & Design for your career but you will find the experience fun and worthwhile.

Additional Activities
Progression

Level 4 Art & Design is a natural progression from experiences and skills learned in levels 1-3.

In S3 you will explore and learn more new skills to help you develop your ideas further leading to certification at National 4 or 5 at the end of S4.

National 4

Equivalent to General level at Standard Grade, the National 4 course consists of two units with an added value practical activity project.

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Expressive with Critical Activity

In this unit you will learn to develop your personal thoughts and feelings in visual form, exploring and developing a range of media handling and technology skills in both two dimensions (2D) and three dimensions (3D).

You will also develop an understanding and appreciation of the work of visual artists through Critical Activity, and knowledge of social and cultural influences on art work.

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Design with Critical Activity

This unit will help you to plan, research and develop creative design proposals.

It will also help you to develop your creativity, problem solving and critical thinking skills, through experimenting with different materials and media, both 2D & 3D, and use technologies to develop your solutions.

assessment
Assessment

Practical units and critical activity will be assessed in school on a continuous basis throughout the course and will be subject to external verification by a moderator from the SQA.

Added Value

The Art & Design: Practical Activity added value unit will allow you to produce a piece of finished expressive art work for the first unit and a finished design solution for the second unit.

National 5

Very similar to National 4 but taken to a more advanced level, developing ideas in greater depth and detail.

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Expressive with Critical Activity

In this unit you will learn to develop your personal thoughts and feelings in visual form, exploring and developing a range of media handling and technology skills in both two dimensions (2D) and three dimensions (3D).

You will also develop an understanding and appreciation of the work of visual artists through Critical Activity, and knowledge of social and cultural influences on art work.

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Design with Critical Activity

This unit will help you to plan, research and develop creative design proposals.

It will also help you to develop your creativity, problem solving and critical thinking skills, through experimenting with different materials and media, both 2D & 3D, and use technologies to develop your solutions.

assessment
Assessment

Practical units and critical activity will be assessed in school on a continuous basis throughout the course and will be subject to external verification by a moderator from the SQA.

Exam

The Critical part of the course will be assessed by an externally assessed question paper, which will be considered along with the internally assessed units to produce the final pass.

Progress to Higher in S5, Advanced Higher in S6 FE Colleges, Art School and University Degree Courses.

Higher

Details to be announced ....

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Careers In Art & Design

graphic design
interior design
costume design
product design
landscape design
textile design
theatre design
printing
illustrator
hairdressing
architecture
auctioneer design
art therapist
beauty therapy
art & antiques
tv set design
fashion buyer
gallery work
make-up artist
silversmith jewellery
vashion Design
painting decorator
visual merchandising
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