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Assessment Resource Centre (ARC)

  1. Stage 3
  2. Creative Arts
  3. Work Samples
  4. Grade B
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Work Samples - Grade B

The work samples for this grade, together, assist teachers to gain a common understanding of the standard of work typically produced by students whose performance, on balance, matches the description for Grade B.

Activity: Visual Arts: Making Music Collages (View Activity…)

Students create collage artworks on the theme of making music.

Activity: Music: Exploring Graphic Scores (View Activity…)

Students create a soundscape based on their study of South-East Asian cultures and represent their compositions using graphic notation.

Activity: Visual Arts: Mars Expedition Collage (View Activity…)

Students use painting, monoprint, drawings and magazine clippings to produce a collage that depicts the Mars environment and experience.

Activity: Dance: Rainbow Serpent (View Activity…)

Students work in pairs or small groups to compose a dance sequence using abstracted forms of traditional Indigenous Australian movements.

Activity: Music: Composing for percussion (View Activity…)

Students work in small groups to create a composition for percussion (tuned and/or untuned) or percussion and tuned instruments.

Activity: Visual Arts: Still-life of Sunflowers (View Activity…)

Students create a still-life of sunflowers.

Activity: Visual Arts: Portrait Lino Cuts (View Activity…)

Students make a lino cut portrait of a classmate's face and produce a print.

Activity: Visual Arts: Wire Sculptures (View Activity…)

Students draw a classmate's face and use wire to translate their drawing into a sculpture.

Activity: Dance: Shape Dance (View Activity…)

Students work individually and in pairs to compose a brief dance sequence using shape cards as a basis.

Activity: Visual Arts: Cubist inspired self-portrait (View Activity…)

Students create a cubist-inspired self-portrait.

Grade B

The student has a thorough knowledge and understanding of the content and a high level of competence in the processes and skills. In addition, the student is able to apply this knowledge and these skills to most situations.
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