Exam paper showing it has 2 sections and students must answer 4 questions for a total of 50 marks

The exam paper tests knowledge and understanding of:

  • art and design concepts
  • how social and cultural influences impact on the work and practice of artists and designers

Key exam information

  • There is one paper, worth 20% of the National 5 Art and Design course.
  • It is made up of 50 marks in total.
  • It has two sections:
    • Expressive art studies
    • Design studies
  • You must answer four questions out of twelve in total, answering two questions from each section:

The exam paper is divided into two parts: Expressive Art and Design. For each part there is one mandatory question and another you must choose from a selection of six questions.
  • The examiner can award one mark for each justified comment which is relevant to the question.
  • To gain full marks, you must answer all elements of each question.

You can look at examples of past papers and the specimen exam papers by visiting the National 5 Art and Design page on the SQA website.