Research @ KS3


Please find below the descriptors used to identify progress in the research aspect of Art at KS3


Grade
Description
1
I have listened to other people talking about artists in class and made some very short notes. Presentation is basic and needs to be thought about more carefully.
1+
I have researched an artist and presented it using a background. I have written basic facts about the artist, but to improve I need to add my own opinion.
2-
I have researched an artist and have thought about my presentation using a creative title and background. I have written some facts about the artist and some basic comments about my opinion
2
I have researched an artist and have noted some facts. Most of my writing is about my opinion. I have mentioned the materials the artist uses and the effect of the art work. I have used a background that is creative and I have thought about layout.
2+
I have researched an artist and have responded to the art work using some detailed opinions. I always give reasons for my opinions by saying ‘I think this because’. Presentation has been thought about carefully, especially the way I have layed the work out on the pages.
3-
I have researched an artist and I have commented in detail on the meanings in the art work. I have shown how I think their artwork links to my own project by explaining. Presentation is very neat and links to the artists’ work.
3
I have chosen my own artist to research who links to the project and I have presented it in a way which clearly links to their artwork. My writing is all in my own words and I may have been able to make comparisons between this artist and another.
3+
I have chosen my own artist to research and they are very relevant to the project. I have presented it in an imaginative and very creative way. I have made detailed comments on the meanings and messages behind the artwork and I have clearly explained how the artist’s work has influenced my own ideas.
4-to 5+
I have researched one or more artists that are clearly relevant to the project. I have fully explained my ideas about their artwork, considering in detail the techniques, materials and meanings. My presentation is extremely creative and makes a clear reference to the artist’s work.

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