The Advanced Higher course offers pupils two main choices; the first being the option to‘major’ in either a Practical Expressive or Design unit with a subsidiary written study of the work of two artists or designers. The second option available is to work through two Practical units, one from each category. Pupils are expected to choose their own preferred areas of study and interpret their themes(s) in a broad and personalized way, making use of a range of techniques to show Research, Development and then, final outcomes through high quality, finished work. The course is very open and pupils are encouraged to work quite independently and experimentally, both in their ideas and also with any available materials. This course provides pupils with quite a good introduction to the independent manner in which they might be expected to study in post-school education.