Level 2 Visual Arts

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs L. Chuck

What will I learn and how will I learn?
This course focuses on building upon the skills students have learned in Level 1 Art and further develops their practical skills, and awareness of Art conventions and contemporary practice. It will prepare them for Level 2 NCEA assessment.  The course mainly involves students developing ideas within their own art works based around a subject chosen by themselves.  They will learn:

1. To select a topic of self-interest to explore and develop in art-making.
2. To use model artists to help inform their art works.
3. Make decisions about media, conventions, and ideas within their own painting practice.

Conditions of Assessment
The majority of the panel work must be completed during class time. Lunchtimes may be available to complete work.

Submitting Internal Assessment
Panels are due by the end of Term 3.

Resubmission and Further Assessment Opportunities
Resubmissions can only be offered once and only when small errors or omissions need to be corrected in student work in a short period of time. There is no further teaching available. Further assessment opportunities are not available in every standard.


Level 3 Visual Arts

Recommended Prior Learning

Students must have achieved their Level 1 panels or can show other significant prior learning.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91311 v2 Visual Arts 2.2 - Use drawing methods to apply knowledge of conventions appropriate to painting
A.S. 91316 v2 Visual Arts 2.3 - Develop ideas in a related series of drawings appropriate to established painting practice
A.S. 91321 v2 Visual Arts 2.4 - Produce a systematic body of work that shows understanding of art making conventions and ideas within painting
A.S. 91325 v2 Visual Arts 2.5 - Produce a resolved work that demonstrates control of skills appropriate to cultural conventions
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 24 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.

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