Visual Arts - Art

Full Year

ASSUMED KNOWLEDGE: It is highly recommended that students have had prior experience in one or more Visual Art/ Design subjects.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Students work as Artists, demonstrating their learning through individually chosen learning projects in any genre of Visual Art.

 LEARNING  REQUIREMENTS: In this subject, students are expected to:

  1. conceive, develop, and make work(s) of art or design that reflect individuality and the development and communication of a personal visual aesthetic
  2. demonstrate visual thinking through the development and evaluation of ideas and explorations in technical skills with media, materials, and technologies
  3. apply technical skills in using media, materials, technologies, and processes to solve problems and resolve work(s) of art or design
  4. communicate knowledge and understanding of their own works and the connections between their own and other practitioners’ works of art or design
  5. analyse, interpret, and respond to visual arts in cultural, social, and/or historical contexts
  6. develop inquiry skills to explore visual arts issues, ideas, concepts, processes, techniques, and questions.


Assessment at stage 2 is both school-based and external. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:

School based Assessment

  • Assessment Type 1: Folio 30%- a Folio documenting visual learning in support of two resolved final artworks.
  • Assessment Type 2: Practical 40%- two resolved Artworks along with two Practitioner’s Statements.

External Assessment                                             

  • Assessment Type 3: Visual Study 30%- an exploration of, and/or experimentation with, one or more styles, ideas, concepts, media, materials, methods, techniques, technologies, or processes.

Students base their exploration and/or experimentation on critical analysis of the work of other practitioners, individual research, and the development of visual thinking and/or technical skills.

They present the findings of their visual study as well as their conclusions, insights, and personal opinions about aesthetics.