Creative Industries

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At Castlebrae Community High School we are very pleased to offer pupils the Creative Industries Skills for Work Intermediate 2 course.

This is an Intermediate 2, two year course, and currently we have one S3 and one S4 class working towards completing the four assessments required.

The Creative Industries course was introduced to our school last year and is one of few schools in the country offering this opportunity to its pupils.

The Creative Industries Course is designed to:

  • raise awareness of the Creative Industries in the UK and the opportunities within sectors in terms of job roles and career paths
  • develop specific and generic skills and attitudes which will enhance employability within a sector
  • develop practical skills
  • develop communication skills

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Last year our S4 pupil’s were involved in many exciting creative projects, including visiting the National Museum of Scotland to find out about the many different sectors and jobs that are available within a Museum establishment. Pupils visited the Museum over a few weeks and were introduced to several different staff, who were happy to answer their questions, and offer an insight into their job specifications.

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Creative Industries and Art and Design pupils were also invited to take part designing art work for one of the main reception areas of the new Scottish Qualifications Authority offices at Shawfair Park. This exciting challenge was offered to Castlebrae Community High School pupils by the SQA because they were aware of the consistently high level of art work produced at our school. The pieces produced by the then S3 class consisted of 20 canvases, portraying the theme ‘New Beginnings’.

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This year’s excursions include another visit to the National Museum of Scotland for the new S3 class, a visit to a tattoo studio for the pupils who have undergone a ‘Tattoo Art’ unit and a visit to Radio Forth allowing the pupils to discover the varied creative opportunities within the broadcasting industry.

Appearances from both a professional working artist and professional recording musician will take place over the coming months to give pupils a valuable insight into these creative professions.