Adv. Higher

ADVANCED HIGHER EXPRESSIVE OPTION

TIMELINE    – DEADLINES

2014/15

The Advanced Higher Art & Design Course is very demanding in terms of the amount of work that has to be completed in the time given. To help with time management the Art Department sets internal deadlines as well as adhering to those set by the SQA. In line with school policy we work with parents to help students get the most out of our courses. So if homework is late and deadlines are missed we let parents know so pupils, teachers and parents can all manage progress together. The Department has to collect evidence of work completed and the level of that work to make sure that the candidate is keeping good pace and is on target to reach their expected attainment level. Critiques establish if the candidate has made enough progress to pass the internal elements of the course and to set targets. If these internal elements – outlined below – are not complete on time to the appropriate level the candidate cannot gain an overall award. Although much Advanced Higher work is very individual and not teacher led we need to give guidance on the quantity, quality and framework of the course. For submission we require a minimum of 10 A1 sheets for the Mandatory Unit and a maximum of 18. If both the Optional and Mandatory Units are practical 24 sheets is the Maximum expected. If the Optional Unit is a Critical Study Report about 2000 words are required.

Exhibition Piece for New Craigs Show

week starting Monday 25th August 2014

Investigation CRIT        week starting Monday 22nd September 2014

Analytical Drawing

Theme clearly Established

Inspiration

Varied Media

Sketch Book

Artists as inspiration

Art Studies Essay First Draft

Week  starting Monday 8th December 2014                           Pass/Fail

Development CRIT        week starting Monday 8th December 2014

Ideas

Clear Link to investigation

Solution Identified

Experimentation

Art Studies Essay Second Draft

week starting Monday 9th February 2015                            Pass/Fail

 Solution     CRIT         week starting Monday 30th March 2015

Link to theme

Link to Investigation

Link to Development

Link to Art Study

Art Studies Final Outcome Week of 27th April 2015                         Pass/Fail

Investigation and development work for the mandatory unit must be complete and passed by the end of March to satisfy the internal aspect of the course and this is recorded by SQA.

All work must be mounted and presented to your best standard for submission to SQA in May 2015 and exhibition in June 2015

 

ADVANCED HIGHER DESIGN OPTION

TIMELINE    – DEADLINES

2014/15

The Advanced Higher Art & Design Course is very demanding in terms of the amount of work that has to be completed in the time given. To help with time management the Art Department sets internal deadlines as well as adhering to those set by the SQA. In line with school policy we work with parents to help students get the most out of our courses. So if homework is late and deadlines are missed we let parents know so pupils, teachers and parents can all manage progress together. The Department has to collect evidence of work completed and the level of that work to make sure that the candidate is keeping good pace and is on target to reach their expected attainment level. Critiques establish if the candidate has made enough progress to pass the internal elements of the course and to set targets. If these internal elements – outlined below – are not complete on time to the appropriate level the candidate cannot gain an overall award. Although much Advanced Higher work is very individual and not teacher led we need to give guidance on the quantity, quality and framework of the course. For submission we require a minimum of 10 A1 sheets for the Mandatory Unit and a maximum of 18. If both the Optional and Mandatory Units are practical 24 sheets is the Maximum expected. If the Optional Unit is a Critical Study Report about 2000 words are required.

Exhibition Piece for New Craigs Show

week starting Monday 25th August 2014

Investigation CRIT        week starting Monday 22nd September 2014

Analytical Drawing

Market Research

Theme clearly Established

Target Market

Designers as inspiration

Design Brief

Sketch Book

Design Studies Essay First Draft

week starting Monday 8th December 2014                           Pass/Fail

Development CRIT        week starting Monday 8th December 2014

Ideas

Clear Link to investigation

Solution Identified

Design Studies Essay  Second Draft

week starting Monday 9th February 2015                            Pass/Fail

 Solution     CRIT         week starting Monday 30th March 2015

Link to theme

Link to Investigation

Link to Development

Link to Design Study

Design Studies Final Outcome Week of 27th April 2015                  Pass/Fail

Investigation and development work for the mandatory unit must be complete and passed by the end of March to satisfy the internal aspect of the course and this is recorded by SQA.

All work must be mounted and presented to your best standard for submission to SQA in May 2014 and exhibition in June 2014

 

 

 

Welcome Advanced Higher class of 2014/15!

New Advanced Highers making a great start on their projects.  Good luck for the year and most importantly enjoy it!

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Collaborative Workshop with Mike Inglis in conjunction with The Travelling Gallery’s ‘Impossible Nation’ Exhibition.

Final Piece which can be viewed in the Art Department

Some examples of Advanced Higher Portfolio work.

Eilish M
Abbie W
Stephanie l

For information on the Advanced Higher course outline, please click here
For SQA Advanced Higher information, please click here

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2 thoughts on “Adv. Higher

  1. Hi Lisa yes the dept will be open during the second week to those who pre-arrange to come in. It is not open to all pupils. Come and see a member of staff to find out the exact hours when
    you can come in.

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