Art & Design

Broad General Education S1- S3

The Broad General Education course at Portlethen Academy builds on the experience and outcomes from earlier years.

Pupils will experience a broad range of practical topics and learn various skills using a selection of techniques, technologies and materials in 2D and 3D.

They are encouraged to do regular homework, practising skills taught in class and strengthening their creative ability.

They will also study Artists and Designers and so enhance their learning, interests and enthusiasms.

There is a weekly Art Club which promotes further involvement in the Expressive Arts in a relaxed and fun environment at lunch breaks.

Throughout the course pupils work is continually assessed by the teacher using Curriculum for Excellence criteria. Peer assessment is also encouraged to form feedback, targets and aims.


Senior Phase

The Senior Phase courses all enable the students to build on their knowledge and abilities and gain SQA qualifications at NATIONAL 4, NATIONAL 5, HIGHER and ADVANCED HIGHER level. For further details on these courses look at the Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA) or the National Parent Forum of Scotland (NPFS) websites.