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  • 17 Jan phil Gunderson
    Sound in Contemporary Art
    Hi Heather I have a student who has made a sound track and a film. The sound track is pretty important to the film, which is part of an installation.... can you advise how this will be assessed?
  • 17 Jan Stephen Jones
    The Exhibition
    I must have missed it somewhere, but my students are asking if they can use work from their mock exhibition next month for their final exam later in the year. Yes or no? Of course I'd be happier if they would make new things!
  • 16 Jan Dana Hoit
    Zere, HL Exhibition
    This is great, but I noticed that this curatorial rational is 830 words, 130 over the limit. Are students not penalised for this? Can we allow them to exceed the limit to further their point? I know that a lot of my students find it difficult...
  • 16 Jan Zainab Taj
    Exhibition Assessment Criteria
    Hi Heather I have notice in some of the examples of Exhibition that HL student did work only in one medium like photography or painting and score 7 where as the criteria of HL students should as minimum working with at least three art making...
  • 15 Jan Irene Winkel
    The Comparative Study
    Hi Heather, hope you are well. I have a quick question regarding the double dipping. I believe I read somewhere in VA Inthinking that students are now allowed to show final imagery in Process Portfolio. Now on the screens for the CS when they...
  • 13 Jan Heather McReynolds
    Sound in Contemporary Art
    Hi Martin, you are correct, examiners are instructed not to listen to sound. I am publishing a new site page on the topic of sound specifically in IB ART -the oage will be live on January 21 so be sure to check back in and join the conversation!
  • 12 Jan Martin Cullen
    Sound in Contemporary Art
    And yet our students can't submit sound can they?
  • 12 Jan Ina Isnaedi
    Process Portfolio
    Dear Heather, Thank you for your much needed feedback! We can now go forward with more confidence.
  • 12 Jan Heather McReynolds
    CS Assessment Descriptors for Students
    you are not silly, its very confusing math! Its percentages, and somehow it all adds up ... have a look at this page
  • 12 Jan Heather McReynolds
    Process Portfolio
    Hi Ina, no the PP is reviewed independently of the Exhibition so not neccessary to document all exhibition work...also work that is not included in the show can go in the PP.
  • 12 Jan Heather McReynolds
    CAF (Coursework Authentification Form)
    Its the same form Pete