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 ...

Recruiting examiners, ‘IB Answers’ etc

I’d like to draws your attention to some useful IB Internet sites. Firstly, the IB needs visual arts examiners. 2012 may be the last year that examiners actually visit schools, but numbers of students taking visual arts continue to grow, so we still need examiners! Visit http://www.ibo.org/examiners/assistant_posts/assistantexaminers/visualarts/ for an overview and a list of countries where need is greatest. There is also a pdf document called “Examiner recruitment policy” available at  http://www.ibo.org/examiners/documents/ExRecruitmentPolicyV1.2.pdf Secondly, there is a great IB online question and answer site “IB ANSWERS”  http://ibanswers.ibo.org/app/home/session/L2F2LzEvdGltZS8xMzE1MDM5NzQ1L3NpZC9zb2wxSDhEaw%3D%3D The ...