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Grade Ladder – Drawing
W1 – 3
  • Line drawing showing minimal control – No shade or tone.
  • Line drawing showing recognisable shape  – No shade or tone.
  • Line drawing showing shape and areas of shade or pattern.
1C – 1A

G

  • Make basic line drawing.
  • Use 1 shade or tone using either colour or greyscale.
  • No annotation
2

F – E

  • Make line drawing that is quite accurate in some areas.
  • Use 2 shades/tones.
  • Add details – patterns and shape.
  • Label your drawings using at least 2 keywords.
3

E – D

  • Draw quite accurately showing some control with proportion.
  • Use 3 shades/ tones.
  • Add details and some surface textures with some mark-making in areas.
  • Blend quite smoothly in areas.
  • Annotate your drawings using at least 3 keywords.
4

D – C

  • Draw quite accurately, in proportion.
  • Use 4  different shades/ tones.
  • Add details and surface textures using 2 different mark-making techniques in areas.
  • Blend quite smoothly in areas.
  • Annotate your work using at least 4 keywords and explain the keywords.
5

C – B

  • Draw accurately in proportion and the scale is even.
  • Use 5 different shades/ tones
  • Add accurate details and surface textures using mark making e.g. lines and dots etc.
  • Blend smoothly.

     

  • Annotate your drawings using short sentences and keywords. Explain what the keywords mean and how you have used materials to create tones.
6

B – B+

  • Draw very accurately in proportion and the scale is even.
  • Use 6 different shades/ tones
  • Add accurate details and surface textures using appropriate mark making. e.g. lines and dots etc.
  • Blend smoothly and evenly.
  • Annotate your drawings using short sentences and keywords. Explain how you have controlled your materials and what the keywords mean.
7

B+ – A-

  • Draw very accurately in proportion and to scale all of your drawings are even and symmetrical where appropriate.
  • Add strong and varying details to suggest the feel of the surface of your drawing using a wide variety of appropriate mark making.
  • Blend smoothly and evenly that appears with contrasting light and dark e.g. (clear areas of white for highlights and darker strong tones for lowlights)
  • Use 7 different shades/ tones
  • Annotate your drawings in detail using a variety of keywords. Explain how you have controlled your materials and what the keywords mean, discuss/evaluate your work.
8

A- – A 

  • Draw very accurately in proportion and to scale.
  • Add extensive details to suggest the feel of the surface textures using a wide variety of appropriate mark making.
  • Blend smoothly and evenly that appears sharp and clean. (clear areas of white for highlights and darker strong tones for lowlights).
  • Use 8 different shades/tones.
  • Annotate your drawings in detail using coherent written language and a variety of keywords. Explain how you have controlled your materials, how successful your work is and any improvements you may want to make.
All BTEC results have been emailed to student school email accounts 02.09.2020