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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

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

Thank you for keeping this website running for IB art educators. I found a lot of useful and clear information about the three IB art exam components. Already feeling more confident about my curriculum and lessons, after subscribing to this source. Thank...

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  • 15 Nov Heather McReynolds
    Process Portfolio
    or of course on the PP assessment page here
  • 15 Nov Heather McReynolds
    Process Portfolio
    Hi Jess, in 2016 there were some slight changes to the wording, you can print out the full assessment descriptor markbands on page -
  • 15 Nov Jess Murphy
    Process Portfolio
    Hello, I have seen a lot of the written and teacher made process portfolio assessment criteria with slightly different wording from the 2014 subject guide. Can you confirm if they have changed?
  • 13 Nov Aaron Cantu
    The Exhibition
    Thanks, They do work as a whole, which is why I assumed it should count as one. Thanks again for all your help!
  • 12 Nov Heather McReynolds
    Structuring the CS
    Hi Chandler,The guide specifically states that students select artworks NOT artists. (See the 2018 subject report too for further clarification.) They probably scored well because they met the rest of the criteria successfully but scores might...
  • 12 Nov Heather McReynolds
    The Comparative Study
    Not a dumb question at all. If you create a student group you can select the pages that you want them to view, these are the "orange pages" available to students. The Student Access feature allows you to select and tailor different content...
  • 12 Nov Heather McReynolds
    The Comparative Study
    12 point
  • 12 Nov Francis Trainor
    The Comparative Study
    I don't know if this is a dumb question. I allow my students to view most of the material... so what are the orange pages?
  • 12 Nov Benji Rowan
    Documenting Artwork
    Hi Heather, or anyone who knows about digital photography and documentation of work, What kind of cameras can take quality pictures when placed on a tripod? Is there a megapixel number to look for, any DSLR, high quality point and shoots, or...
  • 12 Nov Francis Trainor
    The Comparative Study
    Hello Heather, I have been asked and wondered this myself. What is the preferred font size for the Comparative Study?
  • 12 Nov Ina Isnaedi
    CS Guiding Template
    This is super helpful..Thanks so much Heather!
  • 10 Nov Chandler Dayton
    Structuring the CS
    Hi Heather, I have a question about the comparison. In the guide it states 3 artworks will be chosen, but I have seen many examples where students have chosen to compare artists, not one particular work. Can you offer any clarity about this?...