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About Meridian Junior College Art Unit

Curriculum and Assessment:
Both H1 and H2 Art students undertake the Study of Visual Arts (SOVA) written component which emphasise the development of visual literacy and art criticism skills by encouraging personal responses to art making and art appreciation. Higher order cognition skills  are honed with critical thinking routines in SOVA lessons, such as Visible Thinking, Socratic Questioning, use of the Feldman Art Criticism Model (description, analysis, interpretation and evaluation) and Intellectual Standards for assessment of art writing, make up the SOVA curriculum. 

SOVA is integrated into the H2 Art practical component to deepen their art learning. At the end of 2 years, both H1 and H2 Art students will take a 3-hour written paper as their H1 Art and H2 Art A-Level assessment. 

The development of abilities to create, respond to and interpret artworks is also integrated into the contents of the Studio Practice, which is the additional practical component that H2 Art students undertake. Studio Practice forms a critical component for the learning of Art. It lays the foundation for any form of artistic creation. Students would be given opportunities to explore a wide range of media (e.g. painting, sculpture, photography, multimedia and animation, etc.) and experiment with different techniques in their studio practice. Towards the end of JC2, H2 Art students will submit their Art Coursework as part of the H2 Art A-Level assessment. 

Curriculum and Assessment:
Both H1 and H2 Art students undertake the Study of Visual Arts (SOVA) written component which emphasise the development of visual literacy and art criticism skills by encouraging personal responses to art making and art appreciation. Higher order cognition skills  are honed with critical thinking routines in SOVA lessons, such as Visible Thinking, Socratic Questioning, use of the Feldman Art Criticism Model (description, analysis, interpretation and evaluation) and Intellectual Standards for assessment of art writing, make up the SOVA curriculum. 

SOVA is integrated into the H2 Art practical component to deepen their art learning. At the end of 2 years, both H1 and H2 Art students will take a 3-hour written paper as their H1 Art and H2 Art A-Level assessment. 

The development of abilities to create, respond to and interpret artworks is also integrated into the contents of the Studio Practice, which is the additional practical component that H2 Art students undertake. Studio Practice forms a critical component for the learning of Art. It lays the foundation for any form of artistic creation. Students would be given opportunities to explore a wide range of media (e.g. painting, sculpture, photography, multimedia and animation, etc.) and experiment with different techniques in their studio practice. Towards the end of JC2, H2 Art students will submit their Art Coursework as part of the H2 Art A-Level assessment. 

updated on 16 January 2019