VISUAL ARTS GRADE AWARD JUNE 2013 part 1

Together with a group of other senior examiners, the chief examiner, the Subject Manager and various other IBDP important assessment people, I have just spent a week in sunny Cardiff, the lively capital city of Wales and home of the IBDP Assessment Centre. It was a busy, interesting, challenging and very productive week. Prior to arrival I wondered how the new digital upload process and the new ‘teacher interview’ process would affect things, but was pleasantly surprised to find everything very much ...

It’s assessment, Jim – but not as we know it (part 2)

Last post I referred to the upcoming changes to visual arts assessment as 'peripheral', but of course it’s less peripheral when you take into account the fact that the actual studio work and the actual investigation workbook pages will no longer be seen by an examiner. Teachers have complained about the ‘old’ paper CRB for many years, and have asked (also for many years) for a ‘new’ digital upload – a 21st century option rather than a 20th century one. So ...