Art and Design provides opportunities for young people to exploit their natural curiosity about the world around them and to communicate their ideas and feelings visually. The programme for Art & Design within our school seeks to develop the child’s ability to think and respond in a visual way by stimulating creative ability and heightening aesthetic awareness.
Key Stage 3
KS3 Art & Design in accordance with the Revised Curriculum for Northern Ireland.
Key Stage 4
CCEA Revised GCSE Art & Design.
A/S Art & Design and A2 level Art & Design --- taught in collaboration and based at Ballycastle High School.
Mrs F. Uprichard –Head of Art & Design
Mrs M. Hegarty
Mrs M. Boyd – Art & Design Technician.
In the 2008-9 academic year we had a 100% pass rate for GCSE Art & Design. We are continually improving with our exam pass rates. This year we also had two pupils achieve an A* grade at GCSE level. This is a great achievement for our department. We will continue to build upon this achievement.
December 2009 -Christmas card design competition-this year there was a very high standard of work produced, making it difficult for the Department to select the outright winner and the second, third and forth places.
September-December 2009 –We inducted our first student into the Art & Design Department on teaching practice (Mrs N. Kearney). This was a valuable and worthwhile experience for the staff and pupils.
We are involved in extra-curricular trips – notably our annual GCSE Art & Design trip to the ‘True Colours Exhibition’ in Belfast.
We currently have an extra-curricular lunch time jewellery club.
We also avail of the Creative Youth Partnership Network – with local artists taking art workshops with pupils.
A selection of art work done by our pupils can be viewed in our Pupil Work section.