Art & Design


The Visual Elements: line, tone, colour, texture, shape, pattern.
Pupils explore the above working with a variety of media with 2D and 3D outcomes and related homework tasks.

Exp Arts Rota: June – Dec
Pupils experience each of the Expressive Arts subjects on rotation in four week blocks.
During this, there is an emphasis on building skills and knowledge base in Art, Drama and Music.

Personalisation and Choice: Jan – May
Pupils choose to specialise in one of the Exp Arts

‘Garden’ Expressive Unit
2D and 3D Design Skills
‘Natural’ or ‘Built’ Mixed Media
‘Music’ inspired T Shirt Design


National 4-5 and Higher
Expressive and Design Unit from a choice of themes and Design Briefs
The study of Artists and Designers related to the above.


Written Exam
Practical portfolio including the development of best idea plus final outcome for both Design and Expressive

Advanced Higher
Pupils follow a personal line of enquiry negotiating the theme with their teacher.
Specialisation in Design or Expressive.
Practical and theory outcomes to support the Unit work.


Practical portfolio including the development of best idea(s) plus final outcome(s) for either Design or Expressive.
Extended essay 1500-1700 words and Evaluation 300 words.