ART HISTORY GUIDELINES FOR THE ASSESSMENT
OF NCEA LEVEL 3 EXTERNAL STANDARDS FOR 2016
The purpose of these guidelines is to assist teachers using the NCEA Art History level 3 external standards. These guidelines should be read in conjunction with the assessment specifications for these standards, which can be found at http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/qualifications-standards/qualifications/ncea/subjects/art-history/levels/.
The titles of the three NCEA Art History level 3 external standards are these:
AS91482 Demonstrate understanding of style in art works.
AS91483 Examine how meanings are communicated through art works.
AS91484 Examine the relationship(s) between art and context.
These guidelines provide information about the level 3 areas of study relating to the level 3 external standards. They should be read in conjunction with the Art History Teaching and Learning Guidelines, the level 3 achievement standards, the 2016 Assessment Specifications, and the 2016 Assessment Report.
Rationale for the areas of study for the level 3 external standards
The areas of study for the external standards at level 3 are based on the overarching intent of The New Zealand Curriculum and connections between the Art History standards at Levels 1 and 2. The intent of the curriculum is reflected in the explanatory notes in each external standard.
Level 3 areas of study
The areas of study reflect the breadth of the Level 3 external standards, and the examination requires candidates to respond to ONE area of study for each standard. Therefore, a year’s teaching programme may focus on one area of study. The areas of study are these:
Early Renaissance (c1300 to 1470s)
Late Renaissance (c1470 to c1540s)
Early Modernism (1900 to 1940)
Modernist design and Architecture (1900 to 1960)
Modernism to Postmodernism (1940s to c2000s)
Contemporary Diversity after 2000.