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Welcome to Art & Design

 
S1 - S3
During the first, second and third year Art and Design course, all Learners become familiar with a wide range of materials and techniques in both two and three dimensions. They will also become familiar with visual elements such as line, colour, texture, shape and form. Learners are given the opportunity to follow and understand the design process and to solve simple design problems.
 
S4/5 – National 4 and National 5 Art
At the end of S3 pupils can chose to progress in Art. They will then progress either to National 4, or National 5 Art, depending on their performance over the course of S1-3.
Pupils sitting National 4 will be internally assessed throughout the year and must pass all three Units in order to pass the course. These Units are: Design in which learners will: Describe the things that have inspired and influenced designers and their work and Produce creative design ideas and development work in response to a given design brief.
Expressive in which learners will describe the things that have influenced and inspired artists and their work and produce creative ideas for expressive art work, and the Added Value Unit, in which they should produce a piece of expressive art in response to stimuli and produce a piece of design work in response to a design brief.
Pupils sitting National 5 will complete 2 units plus sit a final exam.  The 2 units are Design in which learners will analyse the factors influencing designers and design practice, and produce creative design ideas and development work for a design brief; and Expressive in which learners will analyse the factors influencing artists and practice and produce creative development ideas for expressive artwork. In the final written exam leaners must give their thoughts and opinions about the work of various artists and designers. This element is externally assessed by a written examination. Learners will complete this in 1 hour and 10 minutes.
 
Higher
The Higher course, followed by pupils in S5 and S6, is arranged in two units plus a written examination. In the Expressive unit - Learners will analyse the factors influencing artists and art practice  as well as produce creative development ideas for expressive artwork. In the Design unit - Learners will analyse the factors influencing designers and design practice and produce creative design ideas and development work for a design brief. There will also be a 2 hour written exam.
 
Advanced Higher
Candidates are required to produce an extensive portfolio of work (DESIGN or EXPRESSIVE) based on their selected theme, as well as writing a Critical Analysis (1,700 words) plus an evaluation.
 
Homework will be as and when needed, this include research, design ideas, revising for assessments or thinking and acting activities.