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St John the Baptist’s College, Portadown



Art and Design is an essential element in the education of all children and a central one in the area of Creative and Expressive Studies in the National Curriculum.

The development of the whole person as a creative unique individual able to communicate is at the heart of the subject. Art and Design encourages and fosters the stimulation of the imagination and the opportunity to express creatively ideas, feelings and emotions.

In SJBC, the programme is planned to ensure that every pupil has the opportunity to develop their artistic potential in the wide field of Art and Design.


KS3 Overview

Key Stage 3

The Key stage 3 programme of study includes not only painting and drawing but work in a wide variety of mixed media.

The pupils are encouraged to have fun, to explore, to problem solve, to work with others and investigate the work of other artists and designers

In the Art Department, pupils will develop skills in

Graphic Media – Drawing and Painting

Ceramics -2D and 3D clay modelling


Textiles – working with fabrics and threads

IT – Graphic design

Semi Rigid and Soft Materials – Sculptural forms


Key Stage 3

Year 8

Term 1

Year 2

Year 3


Visual Awareness

Colour Theory





Print Making


Year 9


Term 1

Year 2

Year 3






Drawing, Painting, Ceramics, Printmaking

Textiles/Print Making

Graphic Design

Year 10


Term 1

Year 2

Year 3


Self-Image, Masks




3-D Construction

Graphic Design

Print Making



KS4 Overview

Examination Board                           

CCEA’s Art & Design qualifications challenge students to develop their observational skills and aesthetic appreciation. Investigation, experimentation and self-expression are prized at all levels, and this ethos helps students as they learn how to express their inner-most feelings and perceptions visually.

From Entry Level to A2, CCEA’s Art and Design qualifications stimulate student imaginations and help them to explore new ways of seeing and representing the world around them.

You will study.

Two units are studied over two years.

Unit 1

Controlled Assessment

Part A: Exploratory Portfolio (25% of GCSE)

Part B: Investigating the Creative and Cultural Industries (35% of GCSE)

Unit 2

Externally Set Assignment (40% of GCSE)


17th Jun 2022
Year 11 students enjoying an Art workshop.
24th Mar 2022
Year 10 pupils using tone, line and texture to create fabulous portraits.
24th Feb 2022
Year 8 pupils getting to grips with their creative side and using collage to produce...