Students analyse and evaluate creative arts products in different contexts and from various perspectives. They gain an understanding and appreciation of the ways in which creative arts contribute to and shape the intellectual, social, and cultural life of individuals and communities.
Stage 2 Creative Arts can be studied as a 10-credit subject or a 20-credit subject.
For a 10-credit or 20-credit subject students complete tasks in the following areas of study:
Schools may select or adapt the content suggested in this subject outline and/or design local content, using the subject outline as a guide. Local programs will need to be approved by the SACE Board.
Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
Schools may adapt the school-based assessment component and/or design a local school-based assessment component, using the recommended assessment types as a guide. The design of the school-based assessment component may be negotiated with students.
For a 10-credit subject, the documentation and evaluation should consist of a maximum of six pieces of evidence that best illustrate the key phases of the skills exploration and application, and the student’s evaluative response. The combined evidence should be a maximum of 1000 words if written or a maximum of 6 minutes of recorded oral communication, or the equivalent in multimodal form.
For a 20-credit subject, the documentation and evaluation should consist of a maximum of twelve pieces of evidence that best illustrate the key phases of skills exploration and application, and the student’s evaluative response. The combined evidence should be a maximum of 2000 words if written or a maximum of 12 minutes of recorded oral communication, or the equivalent in multimodal form.
The proportion of words and/or minutes allocated to ‘exploration and application’ and ‘documentation and evaluation’ within the combined evidence may vary according to the program focus.
Students should submit the documentation and evaluation for their practical skills assessment in an A3 or A4 folder, on CD or DVD, or by other electronic means appropriate to the nature of the evidence.
The practical skills is double graded, firstly by the student’s teacher and secondly by an external assessor appointed by the SACE Board. The teacher and the external assessor make a decision about the quality of the practical skills and evaluation with reference to the performance standards.
The Creative Arts Subject Outline includes performance standards, which describe five levels of achievement that are reported with the grades A to E at the student’s completion of the subject.
The school-based assessments and the external assessment will be graded with reference to the performance standards.
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