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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

Stephen Davidson, Léman International School, China

I love this web site. It's helping me greatly in my classes . Heather is a huge guide. I'm very grateful.

Pauline Dubos, American School of Bilbao, Spain

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...

Xanthipi Abel, Sturgis Charter School, USA

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  • 19 Feb Rachael Huddleston
    Grade Boundaries
    Great; thank you!
  • 19 Feb Heather McReynolds
    Grade Boundaries
    theres a mathematical equation that you can find on the assessment page "guide on one page" or you can download the PDF from this site page -
  • 19 Feb Heather McReynolds
    E submission for Exhibition
    Sin Yi Law, definitely!
  • 19 Feb Rachael Huddleston
    Grade Boundaries
    Heather, Can you explain how the percentages for each assessment work with these grade boundaries? We seem to total the scores for each component to reach the overall grade boundary but how does 20% CS, 40% PP and 40% EX for the final mark...
  • 19 Feb Sin Yi Law
    E submission for Exhibition
    Hi, I have a student created an image (artwork) which is a a bitmap image (gif). It is a moving image but not a video. Is that ok to submit it as an artwork?
  • 15 Feb Heather McReynolds
    Process Portfolio
    as long as the content is different there can be some overlap...
  • 15 Feb Jessica Clauser
    The Comparative Study
    Thanks Heather! Couldn't figure out how to edit my question! haha
  • 15 Feb Jessica Clauser
    Process Portfolio
    Hi Heather, I have a student that made a painting inspired by her 3 chosen artworks in the CS and wants to use it in her PP with the same artworks referenced. Can she do that as long as the writing is different than in the CS? She can't use...
  • 14 Feb Heather McReynolds
    E submission for Exhibition
    Hi Marek, that is something your coordinator is better able to tell you.
  • 14 Feb Marek Andrasko
    E submission for Exhibition
    Hi Heather. Regarding e-submission is there a specific way required to submit students work. Based on our IB coordinator students are required to save their file as: Visual Arts_Process Portfolio_ Candidate Code. Please confirm. This is my...
  • 14 Feb Renante Sison
    Preparing for an IB Art Exhibition
    Thank you so much Heather! This is a relief :-).
  • 13 Feb Heather McReynolds
    Exhibition Assessment Criteria
    just acknowledge the artist's influence- not neccessary a full citation in exhibition text