Annotated exemplars - Art History

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An annotated exemplar is an extract of student evidence, with a commentary, to explain key aspects of the standard. It assists teachers to make assessment judgements at the grade boundaries.

The material in these exemplars cannot be used (either in part or in full) for internal or external assessments submitted for any form of grading.

Level 1

  • AS91016 - Demonstrate Understanding of the Subject Matter of Art Works (1.2)
  • AS91017 - Demonstrate Understanding of Links Between Context(s) and Art Works (1.3) 
  • AS91018 - Demonstrate Knowledge of Media and Methods Used to Produce Art Works (1.4)
  • AS91019 - Demonstrate Understanding of Developments in an Artist’s Work (1.5)

Level 2

  • AS91183 - Examine how media are used to create effects in art works (2.4)
  • AS91184 - Communicate understanding of an art history topic (2.5)
  • AS91185 - Communicate a considered personal response to art works (2.6)
  • AS91186 - Demonstrate understanding of art works in relation to their physical environments (2.7)

Level 3

  • AS91485 - Examine the impact of media and processes on art works (3.4)
  • AS91486 - Construct an argument based on interpretation of research in art history (3.5)
  • AS91487 - Examine the different values placed on art works (3.6)
  • AS91488 - Examine the relationship(s) between a theory and art works (3.7)
  • AS91489 - Analyse texts about art (3.8)

Assessor Support

Various free resources to support assessors are available on the NZQA Learning Management System, Pūtake, including subject specific bite-sized modules and a full range of online Best Practice Workshops.

The material is available at any time via the Education Sector Logon, at no cost. Click here to learn how to access this content.

Available resources for Art History:

  • Making Assessor Judgments (91485, 91487)

Assessment General:

  • Short course: Assessment – Reviewing your Practice
  • Short course: Culturally Responsive Assessment
  • Short course: Tāku Reo, Tāku Mahi – My Voice, My Work (Authenticity)
  • Bite-sized module: Why Less is More
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