There is a strong emphasis on observational drawing as a source for creative activity and investigation.The pupils learn how to use basic tools and techniques in both 'wet' and 'dry' media and are introduced to a selection of relevant art and artists.
More complex issues and ideas in Art are discussed with reference to examples of modern and contemporary art practice.
Sample Project: Print and Propaganda Project Pupils are taught about various prints and propaganda techniques with a focus on Shepard Fairey’s ‘Hope’ poster of Barack Obama.
The exercises use a speed marking system – a full class homework can be marked in about 20 minutes. Individual and class reporting sheets are included in each pack allowing a comprehensive profile of each student to be built up.
The links below take you to a selection of short problems based on UKMT junior and intermediate mathematical challenge questions.
All pupils make a lino print using images of figures which inspire them in some way or represent hope to them.
Stencil and screen printing techniques are then used with pupils making unique designs showing their understanding of propaganda.
Longer NRICH problems can be found on the Secondary Curriculum page.
Home learning Home learning, at St Gabriel’s, enriches and builds on classroom learning.
In preparation for the thematic approach to work in Year 10, the pupils are given a project brief with a variety of option, and are encouraged to select and develop individual ideas.
Year 9 pupils use diverse sources and are introduced to different ways of representing space in both two and three dimensions.