Assessment, assessment, assessment.....

In this section of the website you will find a full discussion of the Visual Arts assessment criteria for each component of the visual arts curriculum, as well as rubrics, tables, pdfs, student friendly descriptors and other resources used for marking student progress.

Please take note that for 2021 there are some amendments to the assessment requirements due to Covid -19.

Go to Assessment Updates page for latest news

This applies only to May and November 2021 assessment sessions and is not a permanent change.

Assessment criteria at a glance

all the basic assessment info on one sheet, handy for teachers. Download or print here

IB Visual Arts Assessment Guide one page

Assessment mark band descriptors all components

If you are looking for a detailed breakdown of the assessment criteria with mark band descriptors for all 3 components, look no further, 

Mark band descriptors all components

Selected Pages


Internal Assessment 26 March 2021

The assessment model hasn’t changed for Visual Arts; IA is still sampled and moderated and the PP and CS all candidates...

Group 6 Grade Descriptors 8 October 2021

These descriptors refer to all subjects in Group 6 and are not specific to Visual Arts only. These criteria are general...

Grade Boundaries 3 September 2021

What do those numbers on the assessment criteria charts add up to in actual 1-7 grades? Grade boundaries are the cut off...

PP Assessment 2 July 2021

On this page you will find Amendments of 2021 assessment requirements due to Covid -19. This applies only to 2021 assessment...

Assessment Updates 7 April 2021

This page is the place to go to find out about any changes to the usual Visual Arts assessment procedures and requirements...

CAF (Coursework Authentification Form) 7 April 2021

A few years ago the IB introduced a coursework authentification form for all DP subjects. On the form for Visual Arts "6VACAF",...

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