Art and Design Practical Assessment


The following documentation will be made available online only via the following links:

Notes of Information for Teachers/Lecturers for Internal and External Assessment

Art and Design Key Dates

Activity Date
1. Notes of Information for teachers/lecturers will be made available online. December 2015
2. Closing date for submission of estimates for all National Courses. 29 April 2016
3. Uplift of external assessments (National 5 and Higher). 29 April 2016
4. Written examinations take place (National 5 and Higher). 31 May 2016
5. Uplift date for Advanced Higher (Expressive) and Advanced Higher (Design). 3 June 2016
6. Deadline for submission of request forms for the return of portfolios (National 5 and Higher) 30 September 2016
7. Commencement of return of external assessment materials (including Advanced Higher portfolios) End of October 2016

Please note that the above information should be used in conjunction with the Key Dates 2015-16 which are detailed in Delivering National Qualifications: Guide for SQA Co-ordinators 2015–16. It tells you what you need to know about running National Qualifications in your centre, including all key dates for the academic year. Centres can access the guide on SQA Connect


SQA Co-ordinators will receive:

The following documentation will be made available online only via the following links:

Address for submissions of practical work

c/o Midlothian Indoor Bowling Club
Ramsay Croft
EH22 1JD

Advanced Higher returns

Please note that Advanced Higher Art and Design portfolios are no longer returned free of charge following the External assessment event in June. These portfolios must now be requested as part of the Return of Materials process and the appropriate fee paid.

Return of external assessment materials

We provide a service to return non-examination material submitted to us for assessment where it contains material that cannot be easily copied.


Event Servicing at or call 0345 213 6664