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Art is a way of responding to the world around you, it reflects your beliefs and ideas and is a way of communicating this to others.

The Exam Board is: The Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Advanced GCE in History of Art.

Paper 1:

  • Part A, Examination and analysis of art, sculpture and architecture.
  • Part B, Analysis of themes in Art: War, & Nature. Through examining artists and architects in Western and non-Western traditions.

Paper 2: Movements: In depth analysis and understanding of, artists and social influences.

  • Part A, A brave new world, art in Europe 1900-1936.
  • Part B, Pop Life Contemporary Art and Architecture in Britain and the USA. 1960-2015

You will learn how to analyse and describe works of Art, Architecture and Sculpture from the Western World and beyond in order to understand the times, people and cultures who created them. You will gain in-depth knowledge and understanding which will be a lifelong asset and will inform your everyday decision-making, opening your eyes to new ideas and new ways of looking.

History of Art is one of the most traditional formal studies in education. This is an exciting opportunity to study such a highly regarded subject in the midlands. Approximately there are only 70 centres in the UK that teach History of Art A-Level, enabling your application to UCAS to stand out amongst the crowd. History of Art is taught at Loughborough Amherst school in the 19 Century Neo Gothic convent house, providing visual insight into classical architecture.

Complementary subjects include Humanities, Social sciences, Classics, Art, Design and Technology, English Literature.

History of Art graduates will be especially competitive for posts in any area that requires combinations of visual and verbal skills, such as publishing, advertising and marketing, as well as entering the wide range of professions available to all humanities graduates.