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Course Information


S1/S2 Course

S3 Course

S4/5/6 Courses

 


Course Info

 

S1/2 Art

 

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Course Info

 

S3 Art & Design

 

 

This S3 course in Art and Design will help you to appreciate and understand ‘Design’ and ‘Expressive’ art. It will also allow you to problem solve, think and work independently, develop your critical awareness/understanding and communicate confidently with your peers and the adults around you.

 

The S3 course is split into three sections:

 

 

 

Section 1 – Design Unit:

 

Every man made object we buy, use and look at is the work of designers. Designers work within many industries including furniture, clothes, cars, jewellery, graphics, architecture and many more.

 

Design course involves working to a ‘Brief’ to solve a design problem and create a solution. The main elements of the Design Course are:

 

 

 

Section 2 – Expressive Unit:

 

S3 Expressive unit builds on skills learned in S1/S2. It requires observational drawing skills and being able to work with various mediums to create work.

 

Expressive course involves:

 

 

 

Section 3 – Art and Design Studies:

 

For this section pupils are encouraged to respond critically to a range of visual art imagery. Pupils are expected to develop their knowledge of art and design history and make personal judgements and opinions in response to related questions.

 

Homework


Regular homework is expected of S3 pupils. Pupils will receive a monthly assignment which will reinforce class work. In addition to this pupils will be working on completing any tasks not finished in class time.

 

Progression

 

Pupils who complete the S3 CfE Art and Design course may progress to:

 

Course Info

 

S4/5/6 Art

 

ART & DESIGN: ADVANCED HIGHER


Purpose

 

To promote knowledge and understanding of the visual arts and design, to develop and apply skills of practical investigation, media handling, problem solving and evaluation, through expressive and design activities, linked to related contextual, evaluative and historical studies.  This course can provide a basis, on which to build a portfolio, for application to Art based University and College courses.

 

 

Recommended Entry


Students would normally be expected to have attained:

Course Details

Advanced Higher is designed to follow and build on the Higher Grade Art and Design Course.  The students in St Benedict’s are encouraged to follow an Expressive based course, which comprises of:-  one mandatory 80 hour practical unit of Expressive work, plus one 40 hour optional unit, of Art and Design Studies.  This submission of practical and written work is submitted to the exam board for assessment.

 


EXPRESSIVE ENQUIRY COURSE


MANDATORY EXPRESSIVE UNIT (80 hours)

 

Evidence for this unit is a folio comprising of a minimum of 10 sheets, up to A1 size, 2D/3D visual and non visual evidence.  In the folio the candidate should demonstrate evidence of the following:-

 

 

 

OPTIONAL UNIT 1 – ART AND DESIGN STUDIES (40 hours)

 

Evidence for this unit is a 1000 word submission, in any suitable format and may include visual material.  In the submission the student should show evidence of the following:

 

 

 

STATEMENT OF INTENT (Mandatory)

 

 

The Statement of Intent is a common element to both the Design Enquiry and the Expressive Enquiry courses.  In this statement, the student has to explain their choice of course; the lines of enquiry pursued; their choice of media and processes and present an informed personal evaluation of the outcomes and solutions of the course of study.

 

It should be noted that pupils embarking on this course should be able to work with advice and with a high level of independence.  Deadlines will be structured and followed to maintain a high level of work and ability.

 

Opportunities for Advanced Higher pupils to attend life drawing classes and other extra curricular events will also be offered where appropriate.

 


 

Art & Design: Higher

 

Purpose

 

To promote knowledge and understanding of the visual arts and design, their historical development and contemporary applications; to develop and apply skills of practical investigation, media handling, problem solving and evaluation through expressive and design practical activities, linked to related contextual, evaluative and historical studies.

 

Recommended Entry

While entry is at the discretion of the centre, students would normally be expected to have attained:

           

Course Details

The course comprises three mandatory 40 hour units, plus 40 hours flexible time.


 

UNITS

 

 

Expressive Activity (H) 40 hours

 

Deriving from appropriate context(s), students will identify, select and interpret sources and stimuli of personal interest.  Investigating and recording at first hand will show understanding, structure and coherence; it will involve different approaches, a range of appropriate media used with control, assurance and fluency and production of a variety of evidence.  Completed artwork will clearly convey the student’s ideas, feelings and responses with imagination and demonstrate considered and assured use of media.

 

Design Activity (H) 40 hours

 

In relation to particular design issue(s), problem(s) or need(s), the student will be expected to negotiate and finalise a specific design brief.  He/she will investigate this in light of requirements, constraints and implications.  A range of possible approaches will be explored and a number of possible solutions considered, showing inventiveness and flexibility of thought.  From possibilities considered, a solution will be selected and made in finished or prototype form.  Informed evaluation of both the developmental process and the solution – including consideration of modifications and/or alternatives – will be included.

 

Related Studies (H) 40 hours

 

Critical evaluation and historical studies in the visual arts and design will be of importance at this level.  These will be dealt with, to a large extent, within the context(s) chosen for practical activities; thus, contextual studies will also be present.  Assurance will characterise evidence produced in a variety of forms.  Opportunities will be promoted for students to select and investigate areas of the visual arts and design which are of personal interest and relevance and to consider and interpret a wide range of examples and applications.  From the informed standpoint thus promoted, students will be able to develop, formulate and communicate well supported personal judgements using appropriate vocabulary, in accordance with relevant criteria.

 

Progression

 

 

 

 

The course or its component units may also form part of one or more Scottish Group Awards.

 


 

Art & Design: Intermediate 2

 

Purpose

 

To promote and apply knowledge, understanding and skills of investigation, media handling, problem solving and evaluation through expressive and design practical activities, linked to related contextual and evaluative studies.

 

Recommended Entry

 

 

While entry is at the discretion of the centre, students would normally be expected to have attained:

           

 

Course Details

 

 

The course has three 40 hour units and as with all courses includes a further 40 hours for flexible time.

 

UNITS

 

 

Expressive Activity (Int 2) 40 hours

 

Students will respond to a range of visual sources based on appropriate contexts, recording at first hand and showing some maturity and understanding of structure and form.  Opportunities for individual ideas, interpretation and response will be encouraged.  A range of experimental, creative approaches should be adopted, showing ability to select and use appropriate media with skill and sensitivity.  Finished art-work will evolve from selection and development of a particular idea.  It should communicate a personal response and show control and assurance.


 

Design Activity (Int 2) 40 hours

 

 

Design Activity will involve practical engagement with design issues, problems, needs or opportunities.  The requirements and constraints of a design brief will be investigated and researched.  A range of approaches and possible solutions will be explored with emphasis on personal interpretation.  From possibilities considered a solution will be selected and completed in finished or prototype form.  The process followed and the solution produced will be evaluated in light of client needs, design issues and the brief.

 

Related Studies: Art and Design (Int 2) 40 hours

 

 

Related Studies will be concerned with structured investigation which supports the context(s), area(s) of study and approaches selected for linked practical activity (Expressive and Design).  On-going, active investigation will show some self reliance and personal interest; it should parallel ideas for practical studies, give rise to a variety of evidence and provide a basis for students to develop and communicate informed personal conclusions.  Students’ skills of critical evaluation will thus be promoted.

 

Progression

 

 

Students who achieve Intermediate 2 may progress to:

 

 

Units and courses in Art & Design may also form part of one or more Scottish Group Awards.