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Structure

Strands

The curriculum is structured around four strands, each of which involves making and responding.

StrandExplore and Express IdeasVisual Arts PracticesPresent and PerformRespond and Interpret
  Exploring, imagining, experimenting and expressing ideas, concepts, themes, values, beliefs, observations and experiences in artworks that students view and make.

Developing understanding and skills by exploring, selecting, applying and manipulating techniques, technologies and processes. Conceptualising, planning and designing artworks.

Creating, exhibiting, discussing, analysing artworks and considering the intention of artists and curators. Considering the relationship between artist intentions and audience engagement and interpretation.

Analysing, evaluating interpreting and reflecting upon meanings, beliefs and values in artworks. Examining artworks in historical and cultural contexts.

Achievement standards

In Visual Arts, students progress along a curriculum continuum that provides the first achievement standard at Foundation and then at Levels 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10.

A 'Towards Foundation Levels A to D' curriculum is provided for students with disabilities or additional learning needs in this curriculum area.

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