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A Level History of Art at Lady Margaret School

Course description

You will be studying the visual world of architecture, painting and sculpture. Through the AS course you will develop the ability to analyse and interpret a variety of works of architecture, painting and sculpture, alongside gaining an understanding of some of the major themes of art history. At A2, you will develop a degree of specialist knowledge of two specific historical periods. The course will involve regular study trips to museums and galleries.

Entry requirements

You do not have to be good at Art to study History of Art and there is no specialist requirement beyond the standard for entry to Lady Margaret School Sixth Form. However, a grade B or above in English Language is required. To pursue this subject at University Level, a modern language will prove very useful. Above all, an enquiring mind and enjoyment in looking and analysing are invaluable.


AS Level
Unit 1: Visual Analysis and interpretation 40% of the total AS marks, 20% of total A Level marks
Unit 2: Themes in History of Art 60% of total AS marks, 30% of total A Level marks

A2 Level
Unit 3: The Art and Architecture of Seventeenth-Century Europe 25% of total A Level marks
Unit 4: The Art and Architecture of Europe and the United States of America 1900-1945 25% of total A Level marks

Future opportunities

This is an excellent subject for those interested in culture or history in the broadest sense. Depending on your combination of A Level subjects, History of Art can lead to a variety of degree courses and careers from Advertising to Curating and from Auction Houses to Architecture.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lady Margaret School directly.

Last updated date: 24 April 2015
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