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when will Nargis change those proformas for assessment?

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when will Nargis change those proformas for assessment?
by Gabby Schooling - Sunday, 4 December 2011, 8:43 PM

Hello all. I don't know about you but I often access the proformas on the artsward website just to see if they have been updated! I'm afraid my students find them quite difficult to complete and have often ended up writing all over the place on them. I think most of us find that students in school really enjoy the practical and can cope with a little bit of form filling but when it comes to the moderation, despite the laid back appearance of the format, it feels like the moderator really wants to see a neat, detailed, sort of girly form filled out! We have developed lots of different ways of recording; this changes as the groups change as they all have such different needs. anyone else experiencing brain numbing when faced with the cloud things? Gabby

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Re: when will Nargis change those proformas for assessment?
by Matthew Gough - Tuesday, 6 December 2011, 12:13 AM

I have found so long as all the relevant questions are answered and all the evidence is there any kind of format is fine.

So I have taken the questions from the proformas and inserted them into a power point so that the students know what they need to include but then they can structure and set it out how they want to.

Students have also done video diaries, used dicataphones and annotated photos if they really didnt want to write alot.

Also I try to make the students aware from the beginning that part of the Arts Award is about putting across their ideas and thoughts and organising their work so that it can easily be understood by others.

I do appreciate though that I work with smaller groups so this is easier to manage.


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Re: when will Nargis change those proformas for assessment?
by Laura Nicholson - Tuesday, 6 December 2011, 11:20 AM

The templates are meant to be used as a guide for helping advisers to support young people building their portfolios.

What might work best for you Gabby, as Matthew has suggested, is to use them as a starting point to design your own versions that would be more applicable to the young people you work with.