Art and Design Practical Assessment

This page contains information and resources for submitting Art and Design portfolios for external marking.

Key Dates

The following document contains a list of key dates for submitting Art and Design portfolios and requesting the return of portfolios.

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 these templates is mandatory.

Documents and labels

The following documents will be sent directly to SQA Co-ordinators in advance of the portfolio uplift dates:

In addition, the following documents are available online using the links below:

Where to send portfolio submissions

Please send all portfolio submissions to the following postal address:

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

How to request the return of an Art and Design portfolio 

We provide a service to return non-examination material to centres or candidates after it has been externally assessed, where the material cannot be easily copied. This includes Art and Design portfolios. To request the return of external assessment materials, please complete the appropriate form below.

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.

Where a returns request is not received, the portfolio will be disposed of at the end of the following January.


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.