Subject : History of Art
Awarding body: AQA 2250
Advanced Subsidiary and Advanced GCE courses
Course content and examination requirements:
AQA’s new specification for History of Art (Art of the Western World) has been designed to:
- Establish a framework for exploring aspects of Western art and architecture
- Develop a foundation of knowledge and understanding of the subject
- Encourages analytical discussion, historical research
The course consists of four modules. Two are studied in the first year and constitute an AS level, a further two are studied in the Upper Sixth to complete the whole A level.
|Year 12 - AS Units||Year 13 - A2 Units (full GCE)|
One hour written examination (60 marks) – questions are based on photographic images of works of art. The unit assesses visual skills and measures how a student can interpret works of art.
One hour and thirty minutes written examination (60 marks) – this unit is an in-depth examination of paintings, sculpture and architecture of the Fifteenth Century in Europe.
One hour thirty minutes written examination (90 marks) – questions test knowledge and understanding of significant art historical themes.
One hour thirty minutes written examination (60 marks) – this unit is an in-depth examination of paintings, sculpture and architecture of the Sixteenth Century in Europe.
History of Art as a subject in its own right is only studied in the Sixth Form and there are no specific entry requirements for the course. The subject demands a good command of English and the ability to analyse virtual symbols and to interpret them in relation to historical background or a particular artist’s life.
Relevance to further studies and careers:
Studying the History of Art enables students to pursue many options post A Level. These include careers in the fields of Education, TV, Film, Research, Conservation, Architecture, Museum and Gallery Work, Archaeology, alongside many courses that contain a strong practical element such as Fine Art or Photography.
Teaching staff / further information :
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