Madras College

S2 Art and Design

Course Content

In S2 the pupils will continue to develop their basic skills and will have the opportunity to experiment further with different media and technologies. They will continue to develop their knowledge of the Visual Elements, they will learn to confidently combine these to create Expressive and Design Work. Pupils will continue to broaden their knowledge of the design process and will work through a number of different design briefs. The pupils will continue to learn how to observe, record and convey ideas, learning to accurately represent these aspects in their work. Pupils will also continue to develop confidence in discussing their work, the work of their classmates and the work of other artists and designers. Pupils may also have the opportunity for group work and interdisciplinary learning.

The year is broken down in to a number of different expressive & design projects with the critical aspect integrated in to each one. These may include:

  • Expressive Units – i.e. Portraiture, Figurative, Still-life, Landscape, Sculpture, Printing
  • Design Units – i.e. Graphic Design, Jewellery Design, Pattern Design, Mask Design
  • Critical Activity – Visual Essays, Reports, Posters, Worksheets, Research & Discussion


Within each unit there is a strong emphasis on drawing, personal expression and creative problem solving. The pupils will learn:

  • Observational Drawing using a range of media
  • 2D/3D Design
  • 3D Expressive
  • Painting
  • Mix-Media/Collage