Presentation on theme: "Qualifications Update: Higher Art and Design Qualifications Update: Higher Art and Design."— Presentation transcript:
Qualifications Update: Higher Art and Design Qualifications Update: Higher Art and Design
Key Messages Provides progression from National 5 Art and Design Develops an increased depth and complexity of knowledge, understanding and skills Offers personalisation and choice Provides flexibility
Course Structure Two units: Art and Design: Expressive Activity (Higher) Art and Design: Design Activity (Higher) Internally assessed by centres Externally verified by SQA Pass/Fail
Course Assessment Portfolio, marked by SQA (160 marks) Question paper, marked by SQA (60 marks) Both Portfolio and Question Paper contribute to final grade
Use valid and reliable assessments -SQA-produced Unit Assessment Support Packs -Centre devised assessments that have been prior verified -Your own assessments – strongly advise you have these prior verified Marking of assessments -SQA packs are designed on a pass/fail basis -Use Judging Evidence Tables to make assessment judgments against Assessment Standards -Judging Evidence Tables have commentary on how to meet each Assessment Standard -A task/activity can meet most or all of the Unit Outcome and Assessment Standards -Indicate on candidate’s work that Unit Assessment Standards have been met Unit Assessment complementing learning and teaching -Unit Assessment is open and flexible -Assessment should allow you space to prepare for Added Value/Course Assessment Key messages Key messages from Verification (Round 1)
Assessment Support Schedule 2013/14 Sept 13 CfE Update Letter Oct 13 Unit Assessment Support (Package 1) Feb 14 Unit Assessment Support (Package 2) Feb 14 Higher Specimen Question Paper Mar 14 Coursework General Assessment Information Apr 14 Unit Assessment Support (Package 3) May 14 Update Mandatory Documents Jun 14 Update Unit Assessment Support
Unit assessment - recap Flexible and open Assessment Standards and Evidence Requirements in Units Greater range of techniques and methodologies for assessment – encouraged Assessments can be designed to provide evidence across more than one outcome or Unit – combined assessments More opportunities to gather naturally occurring evidence – assessment as part of learning and teaching
Unit Assessment Support purpose As at National 5, Assessment Support will be provided which you can use to: Assess your candidates Adapt for your own assessment programmes Help you develop your own assessments
Unit Assessment Support at Higher – key features Valid from August 2014 Complements and supports learning and teaching Assess competence against Unit Outcomes and Assessment Standards Designed to encourage professional judgement Provide broad-based tasks – allow assessors to choose appropriate context and forms of evidence Show range of approaches to generating assessment evidence Give information on the type of evidence which could be gathered
Unit assessment support packages at Higher - approaches Package 1 Unit by Unit approach – a discrete assessment task for each Unit (2D context) Package 2 Unit by Unit approach – a discrete assessment task for each Unit (3D context) Package 3 Portfolio approach – naturally occurring evidence
Assessment Support Package 1 Unit by Unit approach (Appendix 1 - 2D contexts) Judging Evidence Table describes the standard of evidence and the success criteria for a Unit pass (all Outcomes/assessment standards) An assessment task is provided in Appendix 1. This can be adapted by centres as long as the standard is maintained Additional information is provided on assessment conditions and evidence to be gathered.
Course Assessment at Higher Course Assessment at National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher assesses Added Value Courses at Higher are normally assessed by one or two Components Courses at Higher are graded A – D, as at present Controlled Assessment of setting, conducting and marking For Art and Design there are two Components – a portfolio and a question paper
Higher – Portfolio Set by centres within SQA guidelines Conducted under some supervision and control Submitted to SQA for marking Equally weighted portfolio of practical art and design work (160 marks – 80/80) The focused development of a single line of enquiry (expressive and design)
Higher – Portfolio Three stages – development, final art work/design solution, evaluation. The development stage shows the creative starting point and the further development of a single line of enquiry. This development work will be used to then produce a final piece of expressive art and a design solution showing the creative realisation of the ideas Candidates will then evaluate both their final piece of art work and their design solution The Higher Art and Design Assessment Task and General Assessment Information documents list the specific assessment criteria for the portfolio and provide mark breakdowns for each stage of the portfolio.
Higher – Question Paper Set and marked by SQA Conducted in centres under conditions specified for external examinations by SQA Two equally weighted Sections (Expressive Art/Design Studies) 60 marks in total (30 /30) Extended response answers Candidates will complete two question s (from a choice of four) in each section of the paper Questions 1 and 2 are based on responding to an image (10 marks) Questions 3 and 4 are designed to assess candidate’s knowledge of art /design work and practice and the contexts which influence it (20 marks)