The Art Department consists of two specialist rooms and a small sixth form studio. There is a large central store, and facilities for ceramics.
The Art Department consists of two specialist rooms and a small sixth form studio. There is a large central store, and facilities for ceramics.There are currently two full-time Art teachers who teach across the age range from Year 7 to Year 13, and both have responsibility for AS and A2 teaching.
The department is well resourced for consumable materials, books and slides, and the IT facilities of computers with a range of printers and scanners are widely used.
Art work is exhibited out of the Department in a central display area, and is opened to members of the public and staff and students.
Lawrence Sheriff School are now delighted that we are able to make the logical step of offering a foundation course.
If you are interested please click on the link below for more details.
EDEXCEL GCSE IN ART AND DESIGN
GENERAL INFORMATION – Full Course
EDEXCEL’s Art and Design (unendorsed 3027 – 3032) specification builds on the knowledge, skills and understanding established by the National Curriculum Orders for Art and Design. The specifications meet the requirements of the Regulations for GCSE specifications, the National Criteria for Art and Design (1999) and the GCSE Mandatory Code of Practice. The unendorsed Art and Design course assessment is in a single tier and has two components: coursework 60%, terminal examination 40%. The course has four assessment objectives that are supported by response to the subject content assessment by criteria levels, reported on a grade scale G to A* and in some instances provision for candidates to offer a short course if necessary.
Art and Design aims to develop creative and imaginative powers, and the practical skills for communicating and expressing ideas, feelings and meanings in art, craft and design; to develop investigative, analytical, experimental and interpretative capabilities, aesthetic understanding and critical skills; and to develop knowledge and understanding of art, craft and design in contemporary societies and in other times and cultures.
Throughout the course candidates will undertake assignments appropriate to all levels of ability, which enables them to display positive achievement through response to the specification content. Differentiation will be achieved by outcome. All internally assessed work is marked by the teacher and internally standardised by the Centre. Marks are then submitted to EDEXCEL by a specified date, after which moderation takes place in accordance with EDEXCEL procedures. The purpose of moderation is to ensure that the standard of the award of marks for internally assessed work is the same for each Centre, and that each teacher has applied the standards appropriately across the range of candidates within the Centre.
EDEXCEL GCE IN ART AND DESIGN
Advanced Subsidiary (Unendorsed) GCE Art and Design (8AD01)
First examination 2009
Advanced (Unendorsed) GCE Art and Design (9AD01)
First examination 2010
The aims of the Advanced Subsidiary and Advanced Edexcel GCE in Art and Design is to encourage students to develop: intellectual, imaginative, creative and intuitive powers investigative, analytical, experimental, practical, technical and expressive skills, aesthetic understanding and critical judgement independence of mind in relation to developing their own ideas, refining their own intentions and personal outcomes an interest in, enthusiasm for, and enjoyment of art, craft and design experience of working with a broad range of media, including traditional and new media technologies an understanding of the interrelationships between art, craft and design processes and an awareness of the contexts in which they operate.
The new GCE Art and Design (unendorsed) course consists of a four-unit structure, maximising choice and flexibility and an assessment structure with assessment grid and clear guidance for marking. The course encourages personal, creative and imaginative approaches to art and design, has increased recognition for new media within each endorsement and builds on strengths of the current specification. Examination papers available on the Edexcel website each January and the full GCE Advanced level will be graded on a six-point scale A* to E.
Students who would benefit most from studying a GCE in Art and Design are likely to have a Level 2 qualification such as a GCSE in Art and Design at grades A*–C, a GCSE Applied Art and Design, a BTEC First Certificate in Art and Design or a BTEC First Diploma in Art and Design. This qualification supports progression into further education, training or employment, such as Edexcel BTEC Foundation Studies Diploma (Art and Design) and then to BA Honours Degrees in Art and Design or to Edexcel BTEC Higher National Certificates and Diplomas in Art and Design.