I RECENTLY attended an art and design area meeting where a representative of the Scottish Qualifications Authority claimed that marking had been "satisfactory". This remark received a very strong negative from about 50 heads of departments who described their results as very unpredictable. Students regarded as As got a C, while othes predicted a D grade also got a C.
There is something very seriously wrong with Higher Still art and design and there seems to be no intention on the part of SQA or of the Higher Still Development Unit to listen to the concerns of art teachers.
Head of Art
George Watson's College, Edinburgh