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Art and Design AS/A2 at Lawrence Sheriff School

Course description

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.

Course content

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.

Entry requirements

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.

Future opportunities

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.

Further information

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.

Last updated date: 18 November 2015
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