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Visual Arts

Areas for Assessment

Artmaking
Critical and Historical Studies

Grade A

A student at this grade typically:

  • makes sophisticated artworks with a perceptive understanding of how the four frames and conceptual framework can be used to develop meaning and represent ideas and interests in the world.
  • demonstrates highly developed technical accomplishment and refinement in making and resolving sophisticated artworks in 2D, 3D and/or 4D forms. They experiment, work with autonomy, and reflect on their actions, judgements and artistic intentions to make informed choices about their artworks.
  • synthesises their understanding of practice, the conceptual framework and the frames to confidently interpret, explain and make judgements about art.
  • demonstrates a perceptive understanding of the function of and relationships between the agencies of the conceptual framework, and how the frames can be used to represent a point of view.

Grade B

A student at this grade typically:

  • makes accomplished artworks with a clear understanding of how the four frames and agencies of the conceptual framework can be used to develop meaning and represent ideas and interests in the world.
  • demonstrates well-developed technical accomplishment and refinement to make artworks in 2D, 3D and/or 4D forms. They experiment and reflect on their actions, judgements and artistic intentions to make artworks.
  • interprets, explains and makes judgements about art applying an understanding of practice, the conceptual framework and the frames.
  • demonstrates a clear understanding of the function of and relationships between the agencies of the conceptual framework, and how the frames can be used to represent a point of view.

Grade C

A student at this grade typically:

  • makes a variety of artworks with an understanding of how the frames and agencies of the conceptual framework can be used to develop meaning and represent ideas and interests in the world.
  • demonstrates sound technical accomplishment in making artworks in 2D, 3D and/or 4D forms that represent their actions, judgements and artistic intentions.
  • interprets, explains and makes judgements about art by engaging with aspects of practice, the conceptual framework and some of the frames.
  • demonstrates understanding of the function of and relationships between some agencies of the conceptual framework, and how some of the frames can be used to represent a point of view.

Grade D

A student at this grade typically:

  • makes artworks, and identifies how some of the frames and agencies of the conceptual framework can be used to explore ideas and interests in the world.
  • represents their artistic intentions in 2D, 3D and/or 4D artworks, demonstrating some technical accomplishment.
  • makes limited interpretations and judgements about art involving a foundational understanding of practice and the conceptual framework, and some of the frames.
  • recognises the function of, and relationships between, some agencies of the conceptual framework, and how some of the frames can be used to represent a point of view.

Grade E

A student at this grade typically:

  • makes simple artworks with an elementary understanding of the frames and the conceptual framework.
  • recognises that ideas, interests in the world and artistic intentions can be represented in 2D, 3D and/or 4D forms, and demonstrates limited technical accomplishment.
  • makes simple interpretations about art, with some reference to practice, the frames and conceptual framework.
  • with teacher support, recognises some function of and relationships between some agencies of the conceptual framework, and that the frames can be used to represent a point of view.

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