Welcome to the NSW Department of Education Assessing visual arts bodies of work resource. This resource is designed to assist Stage 6 visual arts teachers to make informed and valid judgements when marking HSC bodies of work. All Year 12 teachers should access the NESA Visual arts body of work marking guidelines before referring to materials on this site.
This resource will assist teachers to:
Currently this resource has three parts:
For Stage 6 dance, drama and music teachers, see the Assessment in the HSC resource for dance, drama, and music. This resource is designed to provide Stage 6 teachers with opportunities to develop their understanding of the assessment requirements for the practical, submitted works and performance works in the HSC dance, drama and music courses.
This resource was designed to assist stage 6 visual arts teachers to make informed and valid judgements when marking HSC bodies of work. However, it can be used to effectively engage Year 12 students and build their confidence in and knowledge of what success in the body of work looks like. Teachers might engage students in assessing a range of artworks in small groups or independently. The videos might also be used to support whole class discussions. This resource allows teachers to use student responses as the building blocks towards new knowledge.
Here is a sequence that provides suggestions for ways you might use this resource in your classroom with year 12 visual arts students.
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