Art and Design Practical Assessment

This page contains information on the submission of portfolios in Art and Design courses.

Notes of information on practical assessment

Key dates

A full list of key dates for submitting National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher portfolios in session 2016-17 will be published in December 2016.

Candidate Portfolio Evaluations

We have created an evaluation template for candidates to use when preparing their expressive and design portfolios at National 5 and Higher. The use of this template is optional for session 2016-17, however it will be a requirement from session 2017-18 onwards.

Labels and documentation

SQA Co-ordinators will receive the following documents in advance of the coursework uplift dates:

The following documents are available online only, using the links below:

Postal address for portfolio submissions

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

Request for return of external assessment materials

We provide a service to return non-examination material that has been submitted to us for assessment, where it contains material that cannot be easily copied. To request a return of external assessment materials, please complete the appropriate form below.

Return of Advanced Higher portfolios

Please note that Advanced Higher Art and Design portfolios are no longer returned to centres free of charge following the external assessment event in June. The return of these portfolios must now be requested as part of the Return of Materials process, and the appropriate fee paid.


If you have any queries regarding any of the above information, please contact our Event Servicing Team by e-mailing or calling 0345 213 6664.