Explanatory Note 1
Create a sustained body of related artworks involves:
- making related works within an art making proposition
- using processes, procedures, materials, techniques, and technologies.
Create, with control, a sustained body of related artworks involves:
- editing and selecting a cohesive set of related works in response to an art making proposition
- using processes, procedures, materials, techniques, and technologies with skill.
Create, with fluency, a sustained body of related artworks involves:
- providing clarified ideas in response to an artmaking proposition
- using processes, procedures, materials, techniques, and technologies with refinement.
Explanatory Note 2
A sustained body of artworks demonstrates that the student has edited, selected, and ordered a finished series of work to communicate an intention.
Explanatory Note 3
Related refers to a series of works that are connected through thematic, stylistic, and technical approaches.
Shared Explanatory Note
This Achievement Standard is derived from the Arts Learning Area at Level 6 of The New Zealand Curriculum: Learning Media, Ministry of Education, 2007.
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External Assessment Specifications
Candidates will present a physical outcome portfolio of artwork consisting of EITHER a submission of one A1 panel of evidence for assessment OR a digital slide presentation (eg PowerPoint) of no more than 8 slides (including the title slide).
To ensure that artworks in a physical portfolio are well protected and suitable for submission, a second A1 cardboard panel is to be used (further guidance provided in Additional Specifications for this assessment).
The A1 physical portfolio format should be used to present a body of work in its original state.
The digital presentation assessment format allows the use of an accumulated total of no more than 120 seconds of digital video and/or audio files in addition to static images, representing the requirements of the Standard.
The body of work for the digital slide presentation should include an equivalent amount of work as for the A1 portfolio.
The body of work for a moving image submission should include an equivalent amount of work as for the A1 panel portfolio.
Each digital moving image submission must be presented as a video file(s) no more than 120 seconds in accumulated total length. A submission may comprise several individually edited video files or a combination of moving and still images.
Music or sound included in a moving image submission must be either an original composition(s) or to music for which copyright has been obtained. This must be referenced in credits at the end of the submission.
This assessment format is intended to be marked using a verification model. This requires:
- schools to provide provisional grades for all candidates prior to the verification process commencing
- a sample of a minimum of seven portfolios will be submitted for verification. Schools with a lower number of candidates than the minimum will submit all candidate portfolio.
Schools can choose to send any combination of physical or digital portfolios for presentation.
Conditions of Assessment
All evidence submitted must be the candidate’s own work.
While it is intended that portfolio evidence ‘falls out’ of a programme of ‘hands on’ teaching and learning, candidates must submit evidence that has been produced ‘hands off’, ie without teacher direction, as a measure of what they independently know and can do.
Teachers can ensure authenticity of candidates’ work by:
• ensuring each candidate’s work is their own
• not providing guidance outside what is permissible, if any, as specified here in the Assessment Specifications.
Physical portfolio presentation specifications:
- The portfolio will consist of two A1 (594 x 841 mm or approx.) cardboard panels joined on the long edge (ie in portrait orientation):
- Board 1 will provide the candidate's school and NSN number, support the protection of works, and enable the submission to be freestanding. There should be no other candidate work displayed here.
- Board 2 will present all candidate evidence for assessment.
- The panels must be hinged with adhesive tape or a glued binding cloth and fold inwards in such a way as to ensure the artwork is not damaged.
- The portfolio should weigh no more than 1 kg and should be no more than 10 mm thick when folded.
Digital Presentation Specifications
Digital presentations must adhere to the following specifications:
- The digital presentation must be presented as a single file using Microsoft PowerPoint.
- The file size must not exceed 300MB.
- The first slide must include the candidate’s NSN and total duration of digital video and/or audio file content within the submission.
- Digital video and/or audio files must be no longer than 120 seconds in accumulated total length. They must also be embedded in the PowerPoint document itself (ie within the slides). Hyperlinked content will not be assessed.
- It may comprise several individual digital videos and/or audio files and/or static images over multiple slides, provided that the accumulated total length does not exceed 120 seconds.
- Recorded audio included in the presentation must be the candidate’s own work and be related to the artwork or installation.
Moving Image Specifications
Moving image submissions must adhere to the following specifications:
- Each digital moving image submission must be presented as a video file(s) no more than 120 seconds in accumulated total length.
- A submission may comprise several individually edited video files or a combination of moving and still images.
- Music or sound included in a moving image submission must be either an original composition(s) or to music for which copyright has been obtained. This must be referenced in credits at the end of the submission.
Student evidence for this Standard cannot be used as evidence for Achievement Standard 1.2 (Produce resolved artwork within an authentic context).
Submission instructions and authenticity requirements will be provided to schools.
Digital submissions will not be returned to candidates.
Unpacking the Standard
Mātauranga Māori constitutes concepts and principles that are richly detailed, complex, and fundamental to Māoridom. It is important to remember that the practice of these are wider and more varied than their use within the proposed NCEA Achievement Standards and supporting documentation.
We also recognise that the cultures, languages, and identities of the Pacific Islands are diverse, varied, and unique. Therefore the Pacific concepts, contexts, and principles that have been incorporated within NCEA Achievement Standards may have wide-ranging understandings and applications across and within the diversity of Pacific communities. It is not our intention to define what these concepts mean but rather offer some ways that they could be understood and applied within different subjects that kaiako and students alike can explore.
Within this Achievement Standard, students will use a selected inquiry or intention to problem solve, build upon visual ideas, and refine technical and/or pictorial conventions as they work towards increasingly successful outcomes which will form a cohesive and sustained body of related works.
The Significant Learning that this Achievement Standard assesses is the way in which we use pictorial conventions and technologies from established practice to create artwork and communicate ideas. Students will have engaged in developing their work using techniques and processes from established practice and in response to feedback in order to arrive at an intended outcome.
This assessment could be the summation of ideas and exploration students demonstrated in the investigative 1.3 Achievement Standard (Explore Visual Arts processes and conventions to inform own art making). It values the resolution of final works that have come as a process of exploration, experimentation, and development of final works.
The physical portfolio should be used to present a body of work in its original state, ensuring that original works are submitted rather than photocopies or other reproductions where possible. Furthermore, this will ensure that submissions of the digital presentation format are fit for assessment within a screen-based medium and that they allow the capability of assessing 3D media.
Note that student evidence for this Standard cannot be used as evidence for Achievement Standard 1.2 (Produce resolved artwork within an authentic context).
This Standard has exclusion(s). Standards that recognise the same or similar learning outcomes as other achievement or unit Standards need to be excluded to prevent 'double dipping'. Where two or more Standards assess the same learning outcome, those Standards are specified in the Exclusions List. You can only use credits gained from one of these Standards towards your NCEA qualification.