Visual arts Assessment clarification
June 2010
This is the marking sheet the Examiner uses to assess the Candidate Record Book
In investigation The examiner is looking for evidence of:
• depth and breadth of ideas in relation to exploration of arts in historical and cultural contexts
• coherent, focused and individual investigative strategies into visual qualities
• the use of diverse strategies for investigating artworks through theory and practice, examining visual qualities, ideas and contexts
• the ability to use vocabulary and language accurately in relation to discussing art and art- making
• clearly communicated ideas presented via text and image in an effective and aesthetic manner
• work presented articulately, thoughtfully, coherently and comprehensively
• a range of primary and secondary sources included in the sample pages and fully referenced
• practical use of varied skills, techniques and processes, using experimental and sustained approaches in order to develop art-making ideas
• the application and use of a variety of skills, techniques and processes when writing, discussing, interpreting and responding to artworks and presenting reasoned opinions
• the practical application of studies of selected topics both in depth and in breadth
• connections between the student’s work and the work of others
• a variety of skills, techniques and processes that demonstrate the relationship between investigation and studio.
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In studio work The examiner is looking for evidence of: • experimentation and the development of ideas in artwork leading to successful resolution
• the selection and use of a variety of artistic and cultural strategies, media and styles
• an ongoing process of review, modification and refinement
• inventive approaches to experimentation and exploration using diverse strategies, ideas, techniques and media
• the ability to select and employ materials appropriately leading to coherent use of materials • the development of a sense of self in relation to other people, places and times • cultural and historical sources being used appropriately to inform and construct artwork
• knowledge of how to make informed reflective, critical judgments, and use them when evaluating their own studio work (HLA/SLA) or the ability to pose questions and work towards solving their own problems (HLB/SLB).
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