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Advanced Higher Art and Design

Higher Art and Design

This page is for the existing National Qualification Advanced Higher Art and Design Course.

Access information on the new NQ (CfE) Advanced Higher Courses.

The Advanced Higher – Design qualification develops learners' aesthetic understanding, creativity and awareness of Design. It encourages candidates to use a range of media and technology to respond to their environment. It promotes creative thinking, independent thought and problem solving.

Learners will gain the ability to think creatively and independently through an intensive study within a chosen area. They will develop their skills in visual perception, observation and investigation, through research in response to a design brief. This will reinforce their skills in handling materials, techniques and processes. They will be able to make informed analytical and critical evaluations.

Advanced Higher - Expressive

The Advanced Higher – Expressive qualification develops learners' aesthetic understanding, creativity and awareness of expressive arts. It encourages candidates to use a range of media and technology to respond to their environment. It promotes creative thinking, independent thought and problem solving.

Learners will gain the ability to think creatively and independently through an intensive study within a chosen area. They will develop their skills in visual perception, observation and investigation, as part of an in-depth expressive arts project. This will reinforce their skills in handling materials, techniques and processes. They will be able to make informed analytical and critical evaluations.

The Advanced Higher Art and Design Course is at SCQF level 7.

For more information on SCQF levels and how Advanced Higher fits in to the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework, visit our SCQF section.

Arrangements Documents

Advanced Higher - Design

Advanced Higher - Expressive

External Assessment Reports

Past Papers and Marking Instructions

National Assessment Bank Materials

Course Assessment Packs & Specimen Question Papers

Statement of Intent

GRAPHIC: Attention small logo. Please note that there is a separate form for the Design Enquiry and the Expressive Enquiry. Please ensure that candidates use the correct form.

The following forms are available in Word format to allow candidates to simply type into the template. The text boxes are fixed, therefore candidates can only type text within the set parameters of each text box.

Guidance Notes

The following forms provide guidance notes for completion of the Statement of Intent:

Candidate Gallery

This gallery contains images of excellent practical work from 2010 Advanced Higher level candidates. There are no marks attached to the images as the gallery is simply a mechanism to showcase candidates' artwork. In addition there are links to Presentation material from the Advanced Higher Understanding Standards event in March 2011. Follow the links below to view the artwork and Presentations:

This gallery contains images of excellent practical work from Standard Grade through to Advanced Higher level. There are no marks attached to the images as the gallery is simply a mechanism to showcase candidates' artwork.

Follow the links below to view the artwork:

Course Material Checklist

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