Head of Art – Maura Convie
Teachers of Art and Design – Hugh
Gallagher, Janette McCrory , Michelle Singh, Jill Johns and Anthony Connolly.
Technician - Terry Boyle
addition to meeting the mandatory needs of the Northern Ireland revised
curriculum, the department aims to develop a wide range of practical skills in
two and three dimensions as well as an awareness of Art and Design in society.
We hope to make pupils aware of the role the artist and designer plays in the
world of work, history and culture and foster an appreciation of all the
elements of art such as drawing, painting, sculpture, fashion, textiles,
ceramics, print making, graphic design and product design
We hope to foster an enjoyment of Art and
Design for those pupils who do not intend to study the subject beyond key stage
3 and it is our aim to develop their transferable skills such as being
creative, problem solving ,self management ,working with others and managing
We provide a good foundation for pupils who
wish to study Art and Design at examination level and beyond.
We believe strongly in the importance of
observational drawing, fostering good relationships through group work activities
and providing opportunities for the use of new technologies through both
research and practical activities.
Where possible, flexibility and choice are
built into the curriculum to enable the needs and interests of pupils of all
abilities to be met. We have high expectations of all our pupils.
We promote and celebrate the work of our
pupils by displaying their work, participating in competitions and publicly
exhibiting examination work.
Where funds allow we endeavour to bring
artists and designers in to the College to work with the pupils.
Aims of the Department
To encourage and improve self
To help the pupils come to an
understanding of the environment and those of other cultures and through this
foster understanding of other people and their point of view.
To provide equality of opportunity for
all pupils to develop their particular talent, irrespective of gender, race,
religious belief, social class, culture or any special need.
To employ that all pupils have equal
access to Art and Design and to experience success and enjoyment in their work.
To develop personal and social skills
providing young people to mature emotionally in preparation for later life.
To develop the ability to solve
problems and take decisions both alone and in collaboration with others
To foster a sense of responsibility,
self respect and respect for others, based on reasoned set of attitudes, values and
Description of the curriculum
Key Stage 3
Topics covered: Drawing, painting, sculpture, fashion, textiles,
ceramics, printmaking, graphic design and product design
Key stage 4
Pupils who opt for
Art and Design at this level complete either CCEA GCSE or a BTEC in Art and
Key Stage 5
Pupils complete CCEA
AS and A2 exams
Art and Design Teacher, Art Therapist, Costume Designer, Architect,
Animator, Website Designer Fashion Designer ,Graphic Designer, Hairdresser,
Florist, Special Effects Designer, Museum Curator, Photographer, Ceramicist,
Interior Designer. Landscape Gardener.
We encourage past pupils who are pursuing careers in Art and Design to
visit the College and discuss their work with our students.
In the past several of our students have had work exhibited in the CCEA
True Colours exhibition which showcases the best examination work in Northern
We consistently achieve a 90% + pass rate (A* - C) at GCSE and A level
Art facilities are available
after school for examination students.
Regular workshops are available
for pupils and parents through the extended schools programme and in
partnership with the PFTA.
For specifications and course details of the GCSE and AS/ A level
http://www.ccea.org.uk/art and design/
For specification and course details of the BTEC in Art and Design:
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