Art and Design

Art and Design

Broad Description

Art and Design courses are about developing skills in the use of media and technology. These skills will be used creatively to communicate ideas and solve problems. Practical work is linked to contextual studies so that pupils understand and appreciate current working practices and the relationship of Art & Design with social and cultural issues past and present.

 
National 3
There are 2 units:
  1. Expressive unit including contextual studies.
  2. Design unit including contextual studies.
National 4
There are 3 units:
  1. Expressive unit including contextual studies.
  2. Design unit including contextual studies.
  3. Added Value unit.
All units are marked internally.
National 5
There are 2 units:
  1. Expressive Unit and Portfolio with contextual studies.
  2. Design Unit and Portfolio with contextual studies.
There is an additional written Art and Design studies exam.

N5 EXTERNAL ASSESSMENT

The course assessment has 3 components:
Component 1: question paper, 50 marks, 1 hour 30 mins.
Component 2: expressive portfolio 100 marks.
Component 3: design portfolio.

PROGRESSION PATHS
  • Linear progression – N5 leads to Higher Art and Design. Higher Art and Design leads to the Advanced Higher course. This course leads on to Further or Higher Education or employment/apprenticeship in related business or industry.
  • Skills progression – Skills learned on these courses include… researching, experimentation, media handling, visualising, problem solving, evaluating, communicating both verbally and visually, self-expression and confidence. Other courses that link to these could include Technology (particularly design) History (contextual studies).

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