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Content Overview:
Skills Developed:
  • The first year of GCSE is treated as a foundation year. The course is made up of a series of teacher led workshops covering a range of skills needed for GCSE.
  • In the Autumn & Spring term students are encourage to develop their own response to the stimulus ‘Under the Sea’.
  • Mark Making
  • Drawing
  • Oil Pastel
  • Charcoal
  • Acrylic Painting
  • Collagraph Printing
  • Wire Sculpture
Artists Used for Reference:
Assessment Objectives:
  • Ernst Haeckle
  • Rachel Wilson
  • Celia Smith
  • AO1: Develop ideas through investigations, demonstrating critical understanding of sources.
  • AO2: Refine work by exploring ideas, selecting and experimenting with appropriate media, materials, techniques and processes.
  • AO3: Record ideas, observations and insights relevant to intentions as work progresses.
  • AO4: Present a personal and meaningful response that realises intentions and demonstrates understanding of visual language.
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Topic Objectives:
  • To gain an understanding of the links between Literacy and Art
  • To be aware of the key artists associated with the Pop Art Movement
  • To understand the context and brief history of the Pop Art Movement
  • To be able to demonstrate collage skills
  • To be able to create imaginative design ideas
  • To develop and refine printing skills
  • To develop and refine drawing skills
  • Be able to evaluate your own work and the work of others
  • Analysing the work of other artists
  • Drawing from observation
  • Painting
  • Colour mixing
  • Print making
  • Collage
  • Pop Art: the pop art movement emerged in the 1950s and 1960s in america and britain. pop artists took inspiration from commercial culture such as advertising, movies and pop music
  • Andy Warhol: an american artist who was a leading figure in the pop art movement (fig 1)
  • Roy Lichtenstein: an american pop artist. during the 1960s, along with andy warhol, he became a leading figure in the pop art movement. he was well known for his parody images. (fig 2)
  • Michael Craig martin: an irish contemporary conceptual artist whose vivid paintings reference the pop art style. (fig 3)
  • Parody - imitation of the style of a particular artist or work for comic effect
  • Printing - a technique that allows an image to be accurately reproduced a number of times
Subject Overview:

Students in Year 9 have 3 Art lessons each week.

In Year 9, students have 1 piece of homework set every week.


Students sit a summative assessment at the end of each project.

Students also undergo a sustained supervised period 'mock' exam over 2 lessons. This experience provides students with knowledge on how the environment for the final assessment will feel like.