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Oct 26 - 30 2020

October Half-Term Holiday

Dec 18 2020 - Jan 04 2021

Christmas Holidays

Feb 15 - 19 2021

February Half -Term Holiday

Mar 17 2021

Holiday

Mar 26 2021 - Apr 09 2021

Easter Holidays

May 03 2021

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Contemporary Crafts

Course Content

Component 1 – Making: Exploring Materials, Techniques and Processes

Students will:

  • work with a range of materials, tools and equipment.
  • demonstrate design/ideas development through relevant research, sketches, plans, working drawings and sample pieces.
  • produce a learning file which will include information on designers, evidence of health and safety practices, evidence of business models and employability options within the creative industries.
  • create final outcomes.

Component 2

In response to a set brief released in January of Year 12 you will produce preparatory work, a final outcome and a written evaluation.

ASSESSMENT

Component 1

 

Controlled Assessment

 

60%

Component 2

Controlled Assessment

 

40%

 

WHO THIS COURSE IS FOR

A student who

  • is creative and enjoys practical work
  • is keen to develop their interest and enthusiasm for making
  • is organised and can manage their time when working towards a deadline
  • enjoys experimenting with different materials, techniques and processes

 

CAREERS EDUCATION, INFORMATION, ADVICE AND GUIDANCE

Students of Contemporary Crafts develop transferable skills, required by many colleges, employers and industry leaders. These practical skills, the ability to solve problems and think creatively will be used throughout your career.  The construction industry in Northern Ireland currently needs employees to work at trades such as joinery, bricklaying and metal fabrication. Contemporary Crafts will assist you if you decide to explore these jobs.

Having the opportunity to work in a wide range of materials will also teach you how to create your own craft business.