CS Assessment Criteria

There are 5 assessed criteria, with the addition of one more for HL (F). These criteria address the areas of learning within this component (part 1 CS) that are expected of the student: critical thinking skills and the ability to analyze, interpret, evaluate, and compare, using art language, research and personal insight.A Identification and Analysis of formal qualitiesB Analysis and Understanding of function and purpose


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Comments 8

Kim Morris 28 August 2017 - 18:56

Hi Heather,
I have a student comparing Arthur Rackham's Alice in Wonderland illustrations with Ralph Steadman's Alice in Wonderland. Would this difference in time frame (approx 100 years) be considered different cultural contexts? She would obviously need to discuss context, society, values etc..

Heather McReynolds 29 August 2017 - 12:36

Hi Kim, i think this is a great comparison, with lots to comment on, and certainly contextually different, but to be on the safe side ( if you get some super picky examiner) add a third artwork, from a different cultural background, like Walt Disney...

Erin Kenealy 25 September 2017 - 08:14

Hi Heather,
I have a student in my Year 2 class that is very involved with theatre and has used this for the focus and inspiration of most of her works,. She would like to compare a still frame from the Disney animated "Beauty and the Beast" to a traditional version of the dramatic performance (live action/Braodway) to an illustrated image from the story. Would this work for the CS or do you believe it will be difficult for her to meet the markband descriptors? She would also have to ensure that one of her selections meets the difference in cultural context, which may be challenging.
I've never had a student focus on an animated or live action performance for their CS, so I am unsure if this is a good direction for her.
Thanks so much!

Heather McReynolds 26 September 2017 - 21:14

Hi Erin, the illustrated image and the still from disney animation would be acceptable but the dramatic performance might fall out side the range of fine and applied arts...., better to find a third visual version I think- maybe more contemporary?

andrew watson 29 October 2017 - 18:33

Hi Heather
Just to ask a point of clarification on number of works. 'At least 3 artworks by at least two artists'. I take this to mean two by one of the artists and one by the other. Is that right?

I have a student who is comparing architectural works with paintings. I M Pie (Suzhou museum) with works by Mondrian and Van Doesburg, which seems a good and relevant choice. One other student is comparing photography with fine art pieces. Are these both okay?
I have only recently started teaching these students so I just wanted to make sure.
Thanks
Andrew

Heather McReynolds 30 October 2017 - 16:10

Yes, two by one, one by other, or two by each if she prefers. Those choices sound reasonable, the first one relevant for sure, the other depends on choice of works- always best to choose artworks that have published material....

andrew watson 29 October 2017 - 18:40

Hi Heather
I have one further question.

A student has 2 artists and 6 works. I'm assuming that each work will not require the three main criteria of 'Formal Analysis', 'Function and Purpose' and 'Cultural Significance', as this would make the study too long and unwieldy. As long as the 3 criteria are covered, is this okay?
Thanks again
Andrew

Heather McReynolds 30 October 2017 - 16:07

you are right in thinking this Andrew!


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