In the content endorsed course of ceramics, students use the frames to learn about ceramics, its development and history.

Students develop their knowledge and skills in a broad range of ceramic art making techniques and use a process diary as they develop their ideas. The HSC courses involves both a written exam and submitted artworks, all marked internally.

Teaching and learning resource

Moulds and slip casting

The HSC ceramics unit 'Moulds and slip casting' provides students with opportunities to experiment with mould design and various casting techniques. It is informed by a critical and historical study of key ceramic designers that link to the units theme. It addresses the NSW stage 6 ceramic syllabus module 8: Casting. It encourages students to use a variety of expressive ceramic techniques in their art making practice and develops students’ knowledge and understanding of ceramics in their critical and historical accounts.

This unit can be used as one of the three modules taught in year 12 ceramics. Provided is the HSC ceramics program, yearly assessment schedule, scope and sequence, practical assessment task and stage 6 visual arts life skills modified assessment tasks for practical work.


The NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Ceramics Stage 6 Syllabus (2000) contains the syllabus and helpful materials including a sample assessment schedule, HSC advice, specimen exams, HSC marking guidelines, standards materials, past papers additional support information.

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