Art & Design

In the Art and Design Department learners develop practical skills as they explore how to visually represent and communicate their thoughts and ideas through their work, and study the works of artists and designers. Following a broad and general course from S1, pupils will work towards a range of SQA’s Art and Design qualifications which provide learners with a broad, practical experience of art and design practice and related critical activities.

 

Junior Phase

CFE S1 CURRICULUM OVERVIEW

CFE S2 CURRICULUM OVERVIEW

S3 CURRICULUM PLAN

The Senior Phase

Art and Design

National 4

The National 4 Art and Design Course enables learners to plan, develop, produce and present creative art and design work, and to develop their critical understanding of a range of art and design practices. The Course also enables learners to understand the impact of external factors on artists and designers and their works.

The Course challenges learners to develop their visual awareness and effective problem solving skills.

 

Homework Expectations: Ongoing; Students will be required to produce practical and written homework at home on a weekly basis.

 

Course assessment structure:

Component 1 — Practical Folios: Expressive & Design Activity.

Component 2 — Art and Design Historical and Critical Studies.

 

National 5

The National 5 Art and Design Course enables learners to develop their visual awareness and communicate personal thoughts, feelings and ideas through the creative use of art and design materials, techniques and technologies.

Learners will study a range of art and design practices and critically reflect on the impact of external factors on artists, designers and their work. The course requires all learners to plan, develop, produce and present creative art and design practical works.  Learners will develop personal creativity, and use problem solving, critical thinking and reflective practice skills.

The course challenges candidates to develop transferable skills and enables them to become flexible learners; that will support their transition into the modern day world of work.

Homework Expectations: Ongoing; Students will be required to produce practical and written homework at home on a weekly basis.

Course assessment structure:

Component 1 — Question Paper:          50 marks

Component 2 — Expressive portfolio:  100 marks

Component 3 — Design portfolio:         100 marks

Total marks 250 marks

Higher

The Higher Art and Design Course enables learners to develop their visual awareness and communicate personal thoughts, feelings and ideas through the creative use of art and design materials, techniques and technologies.

Learners will study a range of art and design practices and critically reflect on the impact of external factors on artists, designers and their work. The course requires all learners to plan, develop, produce and present creative art and design practical works.  Learners will develop personal creativity, and use problem solving, critical thinking and reflective practice skills.

The course challenges candidates to be flexible learners and enables them to develop transferable skills; that will support their transition into the modern day world of work.

Homework Expectations: Ongoing; Students will be required to produce practical and written homework at home on a weekly basis.

 

 Course Assessment structure

 Component 1 — Question Paper:                  60 marks

 Component 2 — Expressive portfolio:        100 marks

 Component 3 — Design portfolio:               100 marks

 Total marks: 260 marks

 

Photography

 

Higher

The Course requires learners to produce creative and technically proficient images. Learners will develop and apply practical photography skills, techniques and processes, and use these in creative ways when developing their ideas for both Unit and Course Assessments. Learners will develop their creative problem solving skills as they resolve visual, technical and functional problems.

Learners will be able to describe and discuss camera theory and identify social and technological factors that impact the development of effective image making.

Learners will be able to review and evaluate their projects through both verbal responses and extended written reports and evaluations.

Homework Expectations: Ongoing; Students will be required to produce practical and written homework at home on a weekly basis.

 

Course Assessment Structure

Component 1 – Question Paper:    30 marks

Component 2 – Project:                 100 marks

Total Marks:                                    130 marks

 

Practical Course work will be externally assessed by SQA. 

The Higher Photography Course enables learners to communicate personal thoughts, feelings and ideas using photography, and to develop technical and creative skills in using photographic media, techniques and processes.  Learners develop knowledge and understanding of a range of photography practice, and analyse the impact of social and cultural influences on photographers and their work.

Qualifications                                                           SQA Subject Information

National 4 Art and Design                                       www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/47385.html

National 5 Art and Design                                       www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/47388.html

Higher Art and Design                                             www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/47892.html

Advanced Higher Art and Design (Design)          www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/48494.html

Advanced Higher Art and Design (Expressive)   www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/48495.html

Higher Photography                                               www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/47896.html

News:
S5 Pupils took part in the Annual North Lanarkshire Council Creative Residency Programme in June. 

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Supported Study:

Homework 

BELLSHILL ACADEMY ART AND DESIGN DEPARTMENT HOMEWORK POLICIES

S1 HOMEWORK SCHEDULE

S2 HOMEWORK SCHEDULE

S3 HOMEWORK SCHEDULE

S4 Weekly Homework Assignments and Written Assessments

S5 and S6 Weekly Homework Assignments and Assessments

Digital Resources:

Art and Design Twitter Page: @dept_art
Art and Design Pinterest Page: BHA Art&Design Department

ICT RESOURCES PUPIL GUIDE

Task Help Sheets:

DESIGN ESSAY HELP SHEET

THE DESIGN ELEMENTS

Junior Phase Task Sheets :

EXPRESSIVE UNIT NATURAL ENVIRONMENT S1 HOMEWORK TASK SHEET 1

EXPRESSIVE UNIT NATURAL ENVIRONMENT S1 HOMEWORK TASK SHEET

FINDING PATTERNS TASK SHEET

National 4/5 Homework Sheet:
NATIONAL 4&5 MARKET RESEARCH HOMEWORK TASK SHEET

S3 Task Sheet:

S3 EXPRESSIVE PROJECT

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