Art and Design AS/A2 at Lawrence Sheriff School
This is a fully-flexible qualification which will allow you
to follow a broad, open course, or to specialise in one or
more of the endorsed titles. AS students have to produce
one unit of coursework and an exam unit which
concludes with a ten hour controlled assessment.
Alongside this the students also have to complete a
program of critical and historical studies and produce an
art journal for each of the two units.
At A Level students produce one problem solving unit of
their choice which includes practical work, art journal as
well as a dissertation of approximately 3,000 to 5,000
words. They conclude their A Level by completing an
externally set exam unit consisting of preparations
studies, art journal and a final fifteen hour examination.
You can expect to:
• Have opportunities to generate practical work and
• Research from primary and contextual sources.
• Develop their knowledge and critical understanding of
a range of art, craft and design.
• Experiment with media and materials.
• Express ideas and opinions through visual and written
• Develop and refine ideas presenting their outcomes.
• Write a dissertation based on art critical studies of
approximately 3,000 to 5,000 words.
Grade B or above in GCSE Art
AS Level: 50% coursework portfolio,
50% Externally set Assessment.
A Level: 60% coursework portfolio,
40% Externally set Assessment.
Where does it lead?
Art A Level can lead to many different opportunities.
Previous candidates have achieved direct entry onto
Further Education courses such as Architecture,
Landscape Architecture, Product and Transport Design
and Fine Art. Others enrol onto Foundation courses
which lead them onto BA(Hons) Degrees in various Art
and Design fields. Past students have won the LTI
National Taxi design competition and have had their work
displayed at the Frankfurt Motor Museum.
Other useful information
• Students are encouraged to visit galleries and
• It would be useful for students to have digital camera
or a phone with a camera in order to record primary
resources and catalogue their work.
• Contribution to art materials per year is £45.
Students’ views …
“I see the world around me in a totally different way; the
possibilities to express myself are endless.”
“I found that inspiration for my work came from looking
at how others have been inspired.”
“I was amazed that I found a passion to paint a large
abstract canvas; I would never have thought it possible.
Art has changed me.”
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lawrence Sheriff School directly.