Blackwater
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Aug 31 2021

Year 8 Induction Day (No Transport)

Sep 01 2021

Year 8 & Year 12 Students

Sep 02 2021

All students return

Oct 25 - 29 2021

October Mid Term Holiday

Dec 20 2021 - Jan 04 2022

Christmas Holiday (school ends for pupils @ 11.45)

Feb 14 - 18 2022

February Mid-Term Holiday

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Art & Design

Course content

Component 1

Part A – Exploratory Portfolio

You will experiment with some of the following disciplines.

  • Fine Art – drawing and painting/sculpture/printmaking
  • Textiles
  • Ceramics
  • Graphic Design/Photography
Part B – Investigating the Creative and Cultural Industries

You will

  • complete one practical task, set by your teacher.
  • have the opportunity to go on museum visits, gallery visits or collaborate on projects.
  • document your research and use drawing to support the development of your work
  • produce the final piece

Component 2

  • You will complete work in response to an examination paper released in January of Year 12.
  • You will complete research and experimental work based on the theme of the paper.
  • You will produce and complete a final piece based on the preparatory work within a set period of 10 hours under exam conditions. 
 

Who is this course for

A student who

  • is creative
  • is organised and can manage their time when working towards a deadline
  • enjoys exploring the work of artists
  • enjoys experimenting with different materials, techniques and processes
  • can confidently communicate new ideas

Career Opportunities

Careers Education, information advice and guidance

You may become an artist, designer or architect and contribute to the economy as part of the fast-growing creative and cultural industries.  Students of Art and Design develop valuable transferable skills, sought after by colleges and universities, employers and industry leaders. Northern Ireland is influential in the Film Industry and Art based courses can lead to jobs including set design, special effect make-up and costume design. With the increased use of technology in Art it can also lead to employment in Graphic Design and Web Design.