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Advanced Higher Art & Design (Expressive)

The course consists of two compulsory units and the course assessment unit.

Art and Design (Expressive): Expressive Studies

In this unit learners will:

  • through self direction, investigate the working practices and design approaches of others
  • analyse artists’ work and practice, analyzing and evaluating the impact of external factors on their creative work
  • communicate informed and supported personal views, opinions and judgements on the designers’ work.

Art and Design (Expressive): Expressive Enquiry

In this unit learners will:

  • develop and produce a range of related development lines of creative enquiry and expressive art work. Learners expressive art work will be inspired and influenced by their investigative research into expressive art practice
  • experiment with and creatively explore how materials, equipment, techniques, composition and/or technology can be used use these in sophisticated and expressive ways to communicate and realise their ideas in 2D and/or 3D formats.

How will learners be assessed?

Course Assessment
The course assessment consists of one component worth 100 marks:

  • Component 1: Portfolio (100 marks)

Learners will select one or more examples of their earlier expressive investigative and development work and use this as the basis for developing and producing pieces of highly resolved expressive art work. This will include an initial starting point for the expressive ideas and further development work, a highly resolved piece(s) of expressive art work and supporting evidence of critical analysis and evaluation.

This will be externally marked by SQA.

Learners work will be assessed by their teacher on an ongoing basis throughout the course. They must pass all units and the course assessment to gain the course qualification.

The course assessment is graded A-D. Grades will depend on the total mark for all course assessments together.