ART

SCQF LEVEL 5 - NAT 5

When you look around you, every man- made object that you can see and every product that you buy – from advertisments, clothes, shoes, jewellery and accessories to buildings, computer games and furniture have all started out as the idea of a designer. 

QUALIFICATION

National 5 Art

DURATION

1 Year full time/

5 periods per week

COURSEWORK

Practical Folio 200 marks 

(Expressive 100marks,  Design 100marks) 

EXAM

1hour30 mins Question paper 50 marks 

consisting 2 mandatory questions on   artists and designers studied throughout the course plus 2 analysis questions on previously unseen artwork and design 

COST

£10

TEACHERS

Mr Moffat 

Ms Roychowdhury  

Miss Simpson 

Mrs Stout 

WHY TAKE THIS COURSE?

This course will help you to be able to develop your own creative thinking, visual communication and design skills.

wHAT WILL YOU EXPERIENCE?

The course is divided into 3 areas.  

  

Expressive Folio  - A folio of work will be produced which has a personal theme and shows a final outcome in drawing, painting, printmaking or sculpture. 3 x A2 Sheets including written evaluation, uplifted for External Assessment by SQA in late April. 

 

  

Design assessment - A folio of work will be produced which shows a personal solution to a selected design brief in areas such as graphic design, jewellery, product design etc. 3 x A2 Sheets including written evaluation, uplifted for External Assessment by SQA in late April. 

 

 

Art & Design Studies  -  You will develop critical analysis skills and understanding of subject specific terminology by studying a wide range of Art and Design. You will study in depth the work of 2 artists and 2 designers.  You will be assessed through a written exam. 

KEY FACTS

Everything you need to know before selecting this course

entry requirements

S3 Art and Design or  National 4 Art and Design 

what will you get?

Graded A-D as other National 5 courses 

progress

Everything you need to know about future pathways from this course

EMPLOYMENT

Art and Design is an essential qualification for many creative careers from traditional visual artists and craftspeople, jewellers, fashion designers, film & television make up set and costume designers to games design, journalism, photography, architecture, product and industrial design. It is also highly valued by many other employers looking for people who can demonstrate visual awareness, attention to detail, critical analysis, self evaluation and problem solving skills. 

my world of work

This link will take you to an excellent resource on MyWOW which looks at potential career routes when you select a combination of subjects. 

STUDENT STORIES

Information from pupils who have studied this course as to how they feel it was.

Meldrum Academy, Colpy Road, Oldmeldrum, Aberdeenshire, AB51 0NT