Key Stage 3-4 & Welsh Baccalaureate

Free In school

John Piper - mountains of north Wales

National Museum Cardiff
National Slate Museum

This learning resource is designed to support teachers and other educators who wish to engage their learners with the work of artist John Piper 1903-1992, especially his drawings and paintings of the mountains of north Wales.

Cost: For use in school - free of charge.
Free Self-led

Enterprise and Employability Challenge - Welsh Baccalaureate

National Museum Cardiff

Key Stage 4 - National / Foundation

Here are activities and resources created by Ross Thomas and Amgueddfa Cymru to support you in delivering the coursework requirements for the new Welsh Baccalaureate 2015.

The resources consist of a challenge document for your assessed piece of work, along with a trial challenge which can help students prepare and develop skills for their project.

To help you experience business and the world of work you should work together with others in a team of 3-6 members and use skills and knowledge you have developed from researching Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales to design and develop an innovative product based on the collections at the museums. The product must be cost-effective, innovative and suitable for sale in the Amgueddfa Cymru shops.

Additional workshops to support your study are available. Please contact us for more details. Some workshops may be subject to charging.

Cost: Free of charge as is a self-led session.

Curriculum

Welsh Baccalaureate Key Stage 4 - National / Foundation

Enterprise and Employability Challenge - Product

Art

National Museum Cardiff

Students will be led through the process of looking at and analysing an art work, through a study of 4 artworks. Choose from the following themes - Portraits, Welsh landscape, Impressionism, Modern

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: Led by Museum staff - £40 for up to 15 pupils, £60 for up to 35. Free for some schools (see booking information).

Behind the Scenes Guided Tours

National Museum Cardiff

NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

Take a look at the work of museum scientists in the Natural History department, and explore some of our vast collections.

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: Led by Museum staff - £40 for up to 15 pupils, £60 for up to 35. Free for some schools (see booking information).

Evidence for Evolution

National Museum Cardiff

Students can use the Museum’s collections to find evidence for evolution, through exploring fossils, the pentadactyle limb, comparative anatomy and the tree of life.

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: Led by Museum staff - £40 for up to 15 pupils, £60 for up to 35. Free for some schools (see booking information).

From Bacon to Doig

National Museum Cardiff

Bacon to Doig is an exhibition selected from a private collection of post-war and contemporary art. The collection features  paintings and sculptures  by many of the very best British artists of the 20th century including Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Barbara Hepworth, Rachel Whiteread and Grayson Perry, and, of course, Peter Doig.

It’s a really exciting exhibition with some amazing contemporary pieces that will enable your group to investigate and discuss themes around landscape, gender and the representation of the figure. It will also give your group a chance to think about how an exhibition is displayed and how a show is curated. If you would like to look at specific themes with your group – please let us know when you book.

Duration: 45 minutes
Cost: Led by Museum staff - £40 for up to 15 pupils, £60 for up to 35. Free for some schools (see booking information).

Curriculum

Art and Design

Museum Science

National Museum Cardiff

In this 1hour* session pupils will explore the chemical reactions that take place in the Museum and how and why we try to prevent them

 

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: Led by Museum staff - £40 for up to 15 pupils, £60 for up to 35. Free for some schools (see booking information).
Free Self-led

Adaptation, Variation and Classification

National Museum Cardiff

Use these activity sheets to focus your visit to the Natural History and Evolution of Wales galleries.

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: Free of charge as is a self-led session.
Free Self-led

Biodiversity & Human Impacts: Protecting the Environment

National Museum Cardiff

Explore different human effects on the environment. Consider the wider impacts, what can be done to help and give opinions.

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: Free of charge as is a self-led session.
Free In school

Global Citizenship - Welsh Baccalaureate

National Museum Cardiff

Key Stage 4 - National / Foundation

Here are activities and resources created by Ross Thomas and Amgueddfa Cymru to support you in delivering the coursework requirements for the new Welsh Baccalaureate 2015.

The resources consist of a mini challenge which can help students prepare and develop skills for the Global Citizenship Challenge.  They comprise of an introduction, a source pack and activities.

Additional workshops to support your study are available. Please contact us for more details. Some workshops may be subject to charging.

Cost: For use in school - free of charge.
Free In school

The First World War Education Project

National Museum Cardiff

The National Library of Wales and National Museum Wales are leading a project to produce education resources for schools to commemorate the centenary of the First World War. As part of this project we are using items from the collections of both institutions to create digital teaching resources for Hwb.

Cost: For use in school - free of charge.