Art History A level at King Edward VI Sixth Form College
Studying A-level History of Art allows you to explore aspects of western art and architecture. The specification assumes no previous knowledge of the subject and is suitable for a diverse range of candidates. The subject links well with History, Classical
Civilisation, Art and Design, English Literature and Religious Studies. There are also scientific and mathematical links.
At AS you will learn how to analyse and interpret architecture, painting and sculpture, with examples drawn from Classical Greece to the end of the twentieth century. A wide variety of works of art will be analysed through eight historical themes. These themes include the historical context, the materials and techniques used and the influence of artistic patronage. We also consider the impact of gender, nationality and ethnicity on art and architecture.
At A2 there is a chance to look at specific historical periods in depth.
The lessons involve teacher-led and group discussions, with a range of activities designed to develop skills of critical analysis. Students are encouraged to work independently in order to develop their knowledge and understanding of topics covered in lessons. Visiting art galleries to see works at first hand is encouraged.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact King Edward VI Sixth Form College directly.