New Zealand Scholarship Art History

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Art History assessment specification

(Updated in March 2021)

Scholarship Performance Standard (93301) Art History
Method of assessment Written examination
For year 2021

Format of the assessment

There will be 3 sections to the exam paper.

Candidates will be required to answer 3 questions, one from each section.

There will be 3 questions in Section A, 3 questions in Section B, and one question in Section C.

Questions in Section A focus principally on aspects or elements of art.

Questions in Section B require a response to the broader issues of art history.

The question in Section C will require critical analysis of the given text. Candidates will be required to identify and explain key ideas, using specific artworks to support their critical analysis.

Candidates are advised not to repeat information across their answers.

Resources or information supplied

There will be a question booklet and a separate answer booklet.

Art History resources

The links listed below are for resources to help teachers and students understand what is required for success in New Zealand Scholarship.

Performance standard

Exam materials (question books, resource books, reports, schedules, etc)

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