Mr Phil O'Hanlon is Head of the Art & Design Department.
Key Stage Three - 2 periods per week
The schemes of work are aimed to consolidate and extend the experiences gained by pupils in each year of KS3. We will ensure that each pupil covers the matters, skills and processes which are suited to their ability, so that individual potential may be realised.
Aims and Objectives for KS3
Art and Design is both a form of communication and a means of expression of ideas and feelings. It fosters and encourages, through direct personal expression,magination, sensitivity, conceptual thinking, and power of observation, analytical abilities and practical attitudes.
Darren Cush was top GCSE Art & Design pupil in Northern Ireland, he is pictured here with his Art teacher Mr P O'Hanlon, Principal Mr E O'Hagan and Gavin Boyd, Head of CCEA.
Stimulate, Encourage and Develop
The ability to record from direct observation and personal experiences,
- The capacity to work both independently and in collaboration with others, communicating their ideas visually and verbally,
- Consideration in relation to the use of materials processes and techniques,
- The ability to form, compose and communicate in two and three dimensions,
- Appreciation and understanding of the relationships between their own work and that of other artists, craft workers and
- A sense of achievement and self-confidence by helping pupils develop ideas through to completion, and evaluate the effectiveness of their work
- Awareness and appreciation of relationships between Art and Design and the individual through the historical, social and environmental context
Key Stage Four - GCSE options (4 periods per week)
GCSE Art and Design at St. Brigids High School
GCSE students at St Brigids High School will engage in challenging projects which give tremendous opportunities to develop and exhibit their creative art work and design skills.Students in each year of key stage 4 aim to develop the following skills and areas :
creativity and imagination;
communication and expression using artistic media;
knowledge and understanding of art and design principles, techniques and processes;
practical and intellectual skills;
an ability to produce visual and tactile works (outcomes);
and aesthetic appreciation and understanding
CONTEXTUAL and HISTORICAL STUDIES
The course is divided into two parts:
Part one: Coursework 60%
Part two: An Externally-Set Assignment 40%
Units are internally marked by the teacher and externally moderated by CCEA.
From 2003 to present, 95% of St. Brigids High School Art and Design students have achieved examination grades at A*, A, B or C.
ART AND DESIGN "is concerned with a way of learning through action, sensation and observation, which provides insight into experiences which cannot easily be verbalised."