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St John the Baptist’s College, Portadown
Parents of P6 and P7 Pupils Please check out our transition tab for all information regarding transfer to St John the Baptist's College.Click here.An information video on the school and the transition process can be found by clicking here.A message from our principal, Mrs Noella Murray, to P7 pupils and their parents can be viewed by clicking here.
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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 Dec 2021
Amazing art work from Lucia, presented to Mrs Murray as a special gift this morning.
7th Dec 2021
Some of the amazing work going on in the art room from our year 12's
29th Nov 2021
Mrs Rafferty’s year 10 art class getting creative with their stop motion videos....