Art, Design & Technology

Staff

Liam Ball (Technical) – Faculty Principal Teacher
Craig Bradley (Art)
Graeme Higgins (Technical)
Robyn Morrison (Art)
Nicola Topping (Technical)
David Woods (Art)

Course Information

Art & Design

S1– Broad General Education (Core)

Portraiture Unit
Giacometti Sculpture Project
Boyle Family inspired Clay Project
Bug Mask Design Project

S2 – Broad General Education (Core)

Still Life – Pop Art Prints
Design Unit – Body Adornment

S3 – Broad General Education – (Pupil Choice)
For further information – S3 BGE course booklet 2022-2023 Art & Design

Portraiture Unit – Lino Cut Portraits
Architecture Unit
Clay Project
Peter Chang inspired Bangle Design

S4/5/6 – Senior Phase – National 4/5, Higher and Advanced Higher (Pupil Choice)
For further information – SP course booklet 2022-2023 Art and Design

 

Technical

The Technical Department is well resourced, and consists of:

Two workshops (Woodwork and Metalwork)
Computer Suite (20 PC’s running Autodesk Inventor 2017, Serif Programs, Office, Yenka)
Two Graphics Classrooms (Drawing Boards and Equipment)
Engineering Classroom (Pneumatics, Electronics, Mechanisms, 3D Printer)
CAD/CAM Suite (3D Printer, Milling Machine, Vinyl Cutter)

We offer a full range of courses designed to cater for the needs and interests of all pupils.

We currently offer:

 S1 – Broad General Education (Core)

All S1 pupils will complete four projects throughout the year on a rota basis, each lasting between 8 and 10 weeks. They attend this subject for two periods per week in S1.

Woodwork and Electronics Project

Metalwork Project

Graphics and 3D Modelling Project

Sketching/Drawing Project

Pupils will each cover the same Experiences and Outcomes, and are assessed against the same Benchmarks for each project. However, Teachers will personalise the experience for each class.

 

S2 – Broad General Education (Core)

All S2 pupils will complete three projects throughout the year on a rota basis. Each unit lasts approximately 12 weeks. Pupils will attend this subject for one period per week in S2.

Problem Solving Project

Woodwork Project

Graphic Communication Project

Pupils will each cover the same Experiences and Outcomes, and are assessed against the same Benchmarks for each project. However, Teachers will personalise the experience for each class.

 

S3 – Broad General Education (Pupil Choice)

In S3 pupils can chose from the following courses:

Engineering Science, for further information – S3 BGE course booklet 2022-2023 Engineering Science
Graphic Communications, for further information – S3 BGE course booklet 2022-2023 Graphic Communication
Practical Craft Skills, for further information – S3 BGE course booklet 2022-2023 Practical Craft Skills

 

S4/5/6 Senior Phase (Pupil Choice)
Engineering Science National 4/5 and Higher, for more information – SP course booklet 2022-2023 Engineering Science
Graphic Communication National 4/5, Higher and Advanced Higher, for more information – SP course booklet 2022-2023 Graphic Communication
Practical Woodworking National 4/5, for more information – SP course booklet 2022-2023 Practical Woodworking

 

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