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Artist Teacher Workshop

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

Highlights of Subject Report 2017

9 February 2018

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Student Access

31 August 2017

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Subscriber comments

  • 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 Study
    Hi 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 Study
    hi heather is there any requirement for the page sizes for the comparative study slides? thanks
  • 9 Jun Heather McReynolds
    Internal Assessment 2018
    Hi 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 Study
    Dear 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 Study
    Anna, 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 Study
    Hello 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 2018
    Morning 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 Study
    Hi 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 Template
    Thank you - that is what they have done and it very much relates to their art practice.
  • 30 May Heather McReynolds
    The Comparative Study
    Hi 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