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Edmund Rice College, Glengormley

Art & Design



Mr C Mulgrew (HOD)
Mrs A Gallagher
Mrs AM Ritchie

Key Stages 3 and 4

During your child’s time at Edmund Rice College they will study Art & Design for at least three years, Years 8, 9 and 10. As stated in the School’s Prospectus, the students will follow a course involving the use and manipulation of a wide range of two and three dimensional materials and techniques.
Art & Design has proved to be a very popular subject and many of our students in Year 10 opt to choose it for GCSE. Some students also choose GCSE Applied Art & Design, in effect doing two GCSE’s. Our GCSE results have been highly successful over the years and consequently we have built a reputation of which we are justifiably proud.

Advanced Level

Having successfully achieved GCSE Art & Design, students have a number of A’Level options. We offer a Double Award A’Level in Applied Art & Design, A’Level Photography, and A’Level Moving Image Arts.
Our examination results in GCSE, AS and A’Level have been consistently excellent, as acknowledged in the Inspector’s Report, November 2010.

Over the past fourteen years the Department has recorded a 100% pass rate in Post 16 courses.

Many students continue their studies to degree level at university. Recent students are currently on courses or recently graduated in:

  • Architecture
  • Design for Visual Communication
  • Textiles & Fashion Design
  • Photography
  • Interactive Multi-Media Design
  • Film Studies

The Department also runs a very popular Art Club every Wednesday after school.

An Art Exhibition is organised in June of each year to celebrate our students’ exam successes, providing teachers, parents and friends the opportunity to view the work in a relaxed and social environment.