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.

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


CAF (Coursework Authentification Form) 28 February 2019

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


Holistic Marking Rubric 13 December 2016

This page is in response to requests from teachers for a rubric for marking students during the early part of the course...

Exhibition Assessment 18 September 2019

The Exhibition is Internally Assessed by you the teacher and externally moderated.The Exhibition and Curatorial Rationale...

Formative Assessment 18 September 2019

It is not our job as art teachers to assess student artwork. That sounds shocking, I know, but if you reflect on it for...

Grade Boundaries 10 July 2019

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

Internal Assessment 2019 10 April 2019

Internal Assessment ( IA) is the part of the course assessed by the teacher, in our case for Visual Arts, Part 3, The Exhibition....

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