Higher Art and Design

2021 – S4/5/6 pupils please note – Expressive portfolio, Design portfolio and written assessments (benchmark and key) are to be completed by May 27th 2021.

Archive Projects (Below) for Home Learning. Thanks for continuing to access the Google Classroom for assignments/resources. 

(Update – 15 May)

Thanks again to all our 2019/20 Higher pupils. You all contributed so much to the Google Classrooms over the last few weeks and congratulations on your hard work and perseverance at this time. All portfolio work is now archived as evidence.

You will see new invites to join the new Higher classrooms for the change of timetable on Monday 18 May. If you’re able to respond to the invite, we are starting the new 2020/2021 session and hope to see your contributions to the tasks set.


(Update – 20 March)

Please continue Higher portfolio work, including evaluations, and aim to complete by Monday 20 April. Evaluations can be submitted through Mr Wellcoat’s Google classroom.

(Update 25 March)

Pupils should continue to log into their Google Classroom for communication.

Resources for N6/Higher candidates 

Follow link (below) to Higher section of SQA website for past papers, marking instructions and course specifications.


Evaluation Template documents for both Expressive and Design can be found here –

Higher EXPRESSIVE Portfolio Evaluation Template (PDF)

Higher EXPRESSIVE Portfolio Evaluation Template (WORD)

Higher DESIGN Portfolio Evaluation Template (PDF)

Higher DESIGN Portfolio Evaluation Template (WORD)

See below, a selection of Strathaven Academy Art and Design department’s study materials,  for the ‘artists and designers’ element of the course.

POWERPOINT Historical Timeline EXPRESSIVE Higher

POWERPOINT Historical Timeline DESIGN Higher

Higher EXPRESSIVE Sample Answer

Higher DESIGN Sample Answer