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History of Art A-Level at Hereford Cathedral School

Course description

History of Art is a visual window into our past illuminating the way that people in history saw themselves and their culture. It is an eclectic subject that combines the study of art with history, classics, divinity, politics, sociology, psychology and more. Studying History of Art opens up an appreciation of great works of art and architecture through an understanding of the ‘how, when, who and why’ of their creation.

Course content

At AS students will study specific themes such as form and style, function, social context and patronage using examples from the Classical period to the 20th Century. At A2 students gain a deeper understanding of specific periods such as the High Renaissance and the 19th Century.

Entry requirements

This is a written subject and a grade B or above in GCSE English Literature/Language or a related subject is advised.

Future opportunities

Students of this subject have recently gone on to study History of Art at Oxford and Newcastle.  HofA develops skills in analysis, argument and research which could benefit any future career path; more specific examples have been in careers as diverse as journalism and curatorship.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hereford Cathedral School directly.

Last updated date: 06 July 2015

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