Visual Arts — Art and Visual Arts — Design | Stage 2 | Planning to Teach | Subject Operational Information | 2020

Subject operational information

Stage 2 Visual Arts — Art and Visual Arts — Design

These web pages connect schools and teachers to information on procedures relating to final moderation and external assessment requirements. Key dates, including dates for the submission of results, are also provided.

Stage 2 Visual Arts — Art and Stage 2 Visual Arts — Design can be undertaken as a 10-credit subject or a 20-credit subject.

The learning and assessment requirements for these subjects are set out in the subject outline [PDF 1.3MB] for Visual Arts.

Refer to Learning and assessment plans for information on developing and approving Stage 2 Visual Arts — Art and Visual Arts — Design LAPs.

Online moderation and marking

School assessment materials will be submitted for online moderation using school assessment results sheets in Schools Online.

External assessment materials will be submitted for online marking using investigation results sheets in Schools Online.

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Key dates

For a simplified list of key operational dates, see the Visual Arts — Art, and Visual Arts — Design calendar.

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School assessment component

Teachers assess the evidence of student learning for:

  • Assessment Type 1: Folio
  • Assessment Type 2: Practical.

The SACE Board quality assures the school assessment results through final moderation.

Refer to SACE Assessment and Reporting Guidelines [PDF 290KB] and SACE Stage 2 Moderation Overview [DOC 33KB] for information about the policy context and procedures.

Moderation sample selection

Teachers select the moderation sample of school-assessed materials to submit to the SACE Board.

Refer to Moderation sample selection, which includes FAQs and an instructional video.

Submitting school assessment materials for final moderation

School assessment materials for Stage 2 Visual Arts - Art and Visual Arts - Design will be submitted using school assessment results sheets in Schools Online.
For more information see Online submission of materials.

Assessment Type 1: Folio

Student materials for Assessment Type 1: Folio should include visual, practical, written, and/or oral forms of evidence.

Assessment Type 2: Practical

Number of images per practical or body of resolved work

For a 10-credit subject teachers may submit:

  • up to six images or 1 minute of video recording for each 2D, 3D, or multimodal piece of work
  • up to six images or 1 minute of video recording for a body of resolved work.

For a 20-credit subject teachers may submit:

  • up to six images or 1 minute of video recording for each 2D, 3D, or multimodal piece of work (maximum of 12 images or 2 minutes of video recording in total for two pieces of work)
  • up to 12 images or 2 minutes of video for a body of resolved work.

Practitioner's statements in either electronic or hard copy must also be submitted.

Refer to frequently asked questions [DOC 105KB] for further information about the photographing and recording of art work.

Supervision and verification

Refer to the information in Supervision and Verification of Students' Work: Policy and Procedures [DOC 90KB] on the use of the record sheet [DOC 164KB] to record and authenticate each student's work. If used, these sheets are to be kept in the school until the end of the clerical check period in February 2022.

A teacher who is unable to verify that the work is the student's own must initiate a breach of rules action through the school's SACE/NTCET coordinator.

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External assessment component

For a 10-credit subject or a 20-credit subject, students produce one visual study.

For a 10-credit subject, students should submit a maximum of 10 A3 pages (or equivalent) of visual study, integrated with a maximum of 1000 words of written text (source references not included) or a maximum of 6 minutes of recorded oral explanation.

For a 20-credit subject, students should submit a maximum of 20 A3 pages (or equivalent) of visual study, integrated with a maximum of 2000 words of written text (source references not included) or a maximum of 12 minutes of recorded oral explanation.

Refer to the subject outline for details of the visual study requirements.

Submitting materials for external assessment

External assessment materials for Stage 2 Visual Arts - Art and Visual Arts - Design will be submitted for online marking using investigation results sheets in Schools Online.
For more information see Online submission of materials.

Assessment Type 3: Visual Study

This assessment type is categorised as an investigation for operational purposes.

The teacher assesses each student's visual study and then submits all visual studies for the class to the SACE Board for external assessment.

Supervision and verification

Refer to Supervision and Verification of Students' Work: Policy and Procedures [DOC 90KB]. Teachers must use the record sheet [DOC 164KB] to record and authenticate each student's work. These sheets are to be kept in the school until the end of the clerical check period in February 2022.

A teacher who is unable to verify that a visual study, or part of a visual study, is the student's own work must submit a completed report of potential breach of rules [DOC 108KB] to the SACE Board, through the school's SACE/NTCET coordinator.

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SACE Art Show

The SACE Art Show is an annual event showcasing art and design work created by Stage 2 students from across the state.

Over 100 works are displayed at the 5-week exhibition, ranging from traditional paintings and drawings to sculpture, costumes, photographs, and digital media pieces.

The SACE Art Show serves multiple purposes, including to:

  • inspire and encourage current and future SACE Visual Arts - Art and Visual Arts - Design students
  • build awareness and recognition of the SACE as a high-quality certificate
  • increase community awareness of the excellent work produced by SACE Visual Arts students
  • increase awareness of SACE Visual Arts subjects as stepping stones to tertiary education and career pathways
  • showcase the skills of young artists and designers to tertiary education bodies, potential employers, and potential buyers.

Teacher nomination

Teachers nominate the work of up to four students in each assessment group to be considered for selection for the SACE Art Show. Teachers fill in and submit a SACE Art Show nomination form to the SACE Board, along with a maximum of six images (see Submission of electronic files [DOC 39KB]) and a copy of the practitioner's statement for each nomination, by late November.

If the work is selected for the SACE Art Show, the accompanying Assessment Type 1: Folio will be requested for the exhibition.

A Board-appointed curatorial panel will select works for the exhibition from the nominations received. Schools will be notified whether the art work of nominated students has been selected. Selected students will be contacted by the SACE Board prior to results release. Please ensure that the work of nominated students is accessible until notification.

Teachers consider the following criteria when nominating student work:

  • Work is highly imaginative and innovative, and displays effective technical skills and risk taking by the student.
  • Work does not need to demonstrate achievement at the A grade to be nominated; however, evidence of specific features PA1 and PA4 and the specific features selected by the teacher for the practitioner's statement need to be evident in the nominated student's work.

Note the following requirements of the nominated works:

  • The SACE Art Show audience includes students, teachers, and members of the public. Please ensure that nominated works are appropriate for this audience.
  • Size, fragility, and weight need to be considered. Works do not have to be framed; however, they must be able to be transported and displayed clearly and safely in the exhibition space.

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