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See it, then write itSend your mid IB students off with some summer homework that will give the Comparative Study an extra boost.Summer holidays are an opportune time for students to visit museums, galleries, or artist studios and see some art work firsthand. Why not use this as primary source enrichment for the Comparative Study? If you haven't already completed the CS with your students, ( if...
Looking for a framework? for students who need that extra bit of structure...In response to teacher requests I have created a basic power point template for the digital presentation of the Comparative Study. The slideshow has instructions for content on each screen addressing specific aspects of the assessment criteria, but the design and visual content is entirely up to the student. This is only...
Develop curatorial thinking skills This is a year 1 or summer assignment that will help prepare students for Part 3, The Exhibition and for understnading what is a Curatorial Rationale. This could be a major assessed activity ( see Formative Assessment ) because it addresses so many elements of the Visual Arts Syllabus. Basically, it involves researching artists and selecting a virtual exhibition...
This activity helps year 1 students to investigate a topic or theme through looking at images from art history. See Finding a Focus for more about developing individual directions.Different artist's takes on a subjectThis is a fun way to explore how different artists approach the same topic, and how history and culture play a role in this.What this exercise teachesintroduces a range of new artistsreinforces...
On this page you will find a general overview of the criteriaassessment rubric with mark bands for each criteria ( for teachers) student friendly rubric with examples of each criteria " in action".There are 5 assessment criteria for the PP, for a total of 34 marks A Skills, techniques and processes: 12 marksB Critical investigation: 6 marksC Communicating ideas and intentions: 6 marksD Reviewing,...
Where do we begin, how do we begin?From ideation to creation: Finding a starting point is often the most difficult part of making art. This page reflects on different ways to begin. Where do you prefer to start, with a concept, an image, or a piece of string?An awareness of how ideas begin and are developed is part of the Visual Arts expectations:The Process Portfolio asks students to communicate...
Externally assessed components The externally assessed components, The Comparative Study and the Process Portfolio are digitally uploaded and sent to IBIS where they are assessed by an external examiner. The CS is submitted as a PDF document, max file size 20 MB HL 10-15 screens plus 3-5 screens comparing to own artwork SL 10-15 screens only list of sources added as a separate doc, docx, pdf, rtf,...
As a Visual Arts teacher you will most likely be asked to supervise a number of Visual Arts EEs, from as few as one to as many as six or seven essays. Supervisors are expected to spend between three and five hours with each student. It is important to note that the supervisor is an advisor, not an editor.What is a supervisor's role??helps the student identify a suitable topic and define a focused...
Looking ( and sounding) Good! Presentation and Subject Specific Language is an assessed criteria for both The Comparative Study - (see CS Assessment Criteria) and the Process Portfolio- (see PP Assessment Criteria) so lets make sure we understand what examiners are looking for here.... 1.Presentation refers to a well planned, thoughtfully laid out, and easily legible document. Graphically pleasing...
Design & layout of Process Portfolio screens by Guest Teacher Rachel Swinburne Rachel's Bio After gaining my first class honors in BA Textiles at Goldsmiths College, University of London, I coordinated Art gallery education programs and creative partnership projects with a number of Primary and Secondary schools in the UK. I currently teach across Visual Arts and Design Technology, which...
The IBDP Art site is brilliant. I use it all the time. Being new the to IBDP and having only 3 students it has been a lifeline
I love this web site. It's helping me greatly in my classes . Heather is a huge guide. I'm very grateful.
InThinking is a great resource for breaking down the information in the new guide. It provides visuals, examples and and facilitates understanding through comprehensive language. It does what we as educators strive to do in our classroom to help our...
25 February 2018
At this time of year you are probably focused on getting your students to successfully complete their work, document it, hang a spectacular... more
9 February 2018
Each year, about 8 months after exams, a subject report is published by IBO, compiled from examiner comments and feedback and recorded in a... more
18 Jun Heather McReynolds
CAF (Coursework Authentification Form)Amanda , click "here" on the link where it says download 6VAC form here in the blue box near top of this page.
18 Jun Amanda Mackenzie
CAF (Coursework Authentification Form)Hi Heather Where do I download the 6/VACAF form from? thanks
15 Jun Heather McReynolds
The Comparative StudyHi Amanda, no, just font size should not be less than 12 pt, for easy legibility on screen, if using scanned pages try not to crowd too much onto one screen that it becomes difficult for the examiner to read.
14 Jun Amanda Mackenzie
The Comparative Studyhi heather is there any requirement for the page sizes for the comparative study slides? thanks
9 Jun Heather McReynolds
Internal Assessment 2018Hi Sarah, thats because they havent been published yet, but we can probably assume they will remain the same as this year. You can certainly base your internal deadlines around the 2018 dates , allowing plenty of wiggle time ;)
9 Jun Heather McReynolds
The Comparative StudyDear Lee, same as in previous comments. Make sure each criteria can be addressed for the chosen artworks/ films in this case.
9 Jun Heather McReynolds
The Comparative StudyAnna, not sure what you mean by "focusing on the participation"- the theme is suitable, architecture is fine, just be sure they come from contrasting cultural contexts and the criteria are met.
6 Jun Lee Hedges
The Comparative StudyHello Can anyone tell me if you can look a film as a selected work for the comparative study? Thanks in advance
5 Jun Sarah Street
Internal Assessment 2018Morning heather, I apologise in advance if there is an obvious answer to this. Where do on earth do you locate the final submission dates for 2019? My school is requesting that we submit deadline dates for our final exhibition and I have no...
4 Jun Anna Philipp
The Comparative StudyHi Heather, one of my SL students would like to compare three different architectural projects, focusing on the different amount of participation by the inhabitants in the planning process. Is this a suitable theme for the CS, or is (formal)...
1 Jun Katie Bradley
CS Guiding TemplateThank you - that is what they have done and it very much relates to their art practice.
30 May Heather McReynolds
The Comparative StudyHi Ann, each image should be cited and all sources listed on sources page. Some of the samples are from the first year of new assessment and may not be fully cited. See