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Breda Academy, Belfast



Subject Overview:

Art & Design develops students’ understanding of how meanings, ideas and intentions can be communicated through visual and tactile language. Students learn how to use different media and technologies to realise their intentions. They develop their understanding of the creative and cultural industries, and refine their work through experimentation.

Key Stage 3 Programmes of Study:

In Key Stage 3 students will study a range of different disciplines including: drawing & graphic media, textiles, printmaking, painting, ceramics & mixed media.

Year 8: Understanding of the formal visual elements; Line, Tone, Colour, Form, Shape, Space, Texture and Pattern.

Year 9: Portraiture and Natural Forms, with a strong contextual influence.

Year 10: Still-life and Buildings.

Key Stage 4 Qualification Courses and Programmes of Study:

In Key Stage 4 throughout years 11 and 12 students can choose to/will study CCEA GCSE Art & Design.

programmes of study will be:

Component 1: 60%

Part A: Exploratory Portfolio

Part B: Investigating the Creative & Cultural Industries

Component 2: 40%

Externally Set Assignment.

Key Stage 5 Qualification Courses and Programmes of Study:

In Key Stage 5 students can study CCEA GCE A Level Art & Design

programmes of study will be:

AS 1: Experimental Portfolio

AS 2: Personal response

A2 1: Personal & Critical Investigation

A2 2: Thematic Outcome



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