These illustrate the standard, structure and requirements of the question papers learners will sit. These also include marking instructions.
From 2015 onwards, questions in the Higher Art and Design question paper will be numbered sequentially throughout, as shown in the Exemplar Question Paper. The Specimen Question Paper will be updated to reflect this in due course.
General assessment information provides instructions for the conduct of coursework, an overview of the assessment task, evidence to be gathered and general marking instructions.
Coursework assessment tasks provide the live assessment task, including marking instructions and instructions for candidates. Teachers/lecturers can access these confidential documents through their SQA Co-ordinator.
The guidance on conditions for assessment provides clarity on acceptable conduct during coursework, including reasonable assistance.
Information on the production and submission of SQA-assessed coursework for National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher.
Producing and Submitting Coursework
Art and Design portfolio evaluations
We have produced an evaluation templates for candidates to complete and submit with their Design and Expressive portfolios in National 5 and Higher courses. The use of these templates is mandatory.
More information on the submission of Art and Design portfolios can be found on our Art and Design Practical Assessment web page
These documents contain details of Unit assessment task(s), show approaches to gathering evidence and how the evidence can be judged against the Outcomes and Assessment Standards. Teachers/lecturers can arrange access to these confidential documents through their SQA Co-ordinator.
We are publishing examples of candidate evidence with commentaries as part of our Understanding Standards programme. These materials are for teachers and lecturers to help them develop their understanding of the standards required for assessment. As these materials become available, they are being published in the following locations:
- Available from our secure website Materials relating to Unit assessment, internally assessed components of Course assessment, and externally assessed components of Course assessment which are subject to visiting assessment. Teachers and lecturers can arrange access to these materials through their SQA Co-ordinator.
- Available from our Understanding Standards website Materials relating to externally assessed components of Course assessment, with the exception of those subject to visiting assessment.
More information on our Understanding Standards programme, can be found on our Understanding Standards page.
In the Art and Design Department learners develop practical skills as they explore how to visually represent and communicate their thoughts and ideas through their work, and study the works of artists and designers. Following a broad and general course from S1, pupils will work towards a range of SQA’s Art and Design qualifications which provide learners with a broad, practical experience of art and design practice and related critical activities.
Qualifications SQA Subject Information
National 3 Art and Design www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/48580.html
National 4 Art and Design www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/47385.html
National 5 Art and Design www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/47388.html
Higher Art and Design www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/47892.html
Advanced Higher Art and Design (Design) www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/48494.html
Advanced Higher Art and Design (Expressive) www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/48495.html
Higher Photography www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/47896.html
Homework Beryl Cook & Stanley Spencer Final Pupil Copy
National 5 Homework Charles Rennie Mackintosh powerpoint
Task Help Sheets:
DESIGN ESSAY HELP SHEET
THE DESIGN ELEMENTS
Junior Phase Task Sheets :
EXPRESSIVE UNIT NATURAL ENVIRONMENT S1 HOMEWORK TASK SHEET 1
EXPRESSIVE UNIT NATURAL ENVIRONMENT S1 HOMEWORK TASK SHEET
FINDING PATTERNS TASK SHEET
National 4/5 Homework Sheet:
NATIONAL 4&5 MARKET RESEARCH HOMEWORK TASK SHEET
S3 Task Sheet:
S3 EXPRESSIVE PROJECT