6 English/Art

NCEA Level(s)

Course aims / learning outcomes

  • This course will provide students with opportunities to develop and improve their digital art skills, while using a text study as the main context. This will involve gaining experience using industry-level design software, and following specific instructions in completing design briefs.

Course content

  • Contexts for learning include photography, logo design and product design. Students will engage in long-term projects in these areas as they develop their digital art skills.

Assessment statement

NCEA opportunities in this course will be available in English and Visual Arts. The course content will provide opportunities for assessments in both learning areas, while working in the same year-long context. 

Typically, students should aim to complete one internal assessment per term, as well as an art portfolio at the end of the year, which is assessed externally. Assessment work is completed both in class and out of class time. The portfolio requires students to develop a significant body of work across the whole year, and so this will only be availbale to students who are in the course for the whole year. 

Up to 24 credits (across both curriculum areas) will be on offer for a student who completes one internal in each of terms 1-3, and who also completes the art portfolio.


A range of procedures to ensure authenticity of student work, these may include: 

  • all plans, notes, drafts, and work-in-progress are shared with and monitored by the Learning Advisor while work is being developed
  • milestone points (checks) throughout the task
  • completing work in class
  • oral questioning to confirm a student’s understanding
  • signed student authentication on completion of a task – i.e. candidates work is sighted, dated and signed in progress by the classroom teacher.

Appeal Procedures

  • Students have the right to appeal the mark they have been awarded. If a student wishes to appeal a grade, they should initially talk to the subject learning advisor about the marking process immediately after the marked assessment task is shown to them. If still dissatisfied the student should make an appointment and discuss grades with the Principal’s Nominee who will check that the correct procedures have been followed as outlined in the school and subject policies taking into account any special circumstances.

Table of Assessments

NumberNameCredit valueInternal or ExternalLiteracy Numeracy UE Reading/WritingWhenReassessment opportunityType of assessment
AS90855Create a Visual Text3InternalUE ReadingTerm 1YesVisual text
90915Use drawing conventions to develop work in more than one field of practice6Internal/Term 2YesVisual text and analysis
90916Produce a body of work informed by established practice, which develops ideas, using a range of media12External/Terms 2/3/4NoPortfolio