HAPPY NEW YEAR! (and the DECEMBER GRADE AWARD!)

Happy New Year, everyone! I’m going to start my 2014 Blog with a quick look back to the most recent Visual arts grade award meeting, which occurred in Cardiff (Wales, UK) just before Christmas. Senior visual arts examiners together with the Chief and Deputy Chief examiners meet with the visual arts assessment team and the Subject Manager twice a year in Cardiff. We also had the pleasure of welcoming Charles, our December Grade Award teacher observer. (If you are interested in attending a ...

Visual Arts e-submission

Is it over? Can we come out of our trenches? Is that the sound of someone still weeping in the darkness? Well, that was some experience. In fact I believe that for some it is still on-going: some schools that were unable to upload before the deadline have been given an extension. I seem to be in a tiny minority insofar as my experience of the upload was fairly smooth. For an alternative viewpoint - if you have not visited the OCC Visual Arts Forum recently ...

VIDEOS – and November session schools using paper CRBs

There are two sessions (May and November) each year for students taking IBDP examinations, and this year November session schools still have the option of using a paper CRB (as with the May session, some schools will also be piloting the e-submission digital upload). Schools – or at least DP art teachers – occasionally include CDs or DVDs in the back ‘pocket’ of the paper CRBs. These often contain student videos, animations, etc. - but it is important to note that ...