A-Level History Of Art


Dive deeper into the world of Art and learn fascinating facts with our History Of Art A-Level. Build upon your critical thinking, problem-solving and communication skills on this course.

SKU: X925 Categories: ,

300 Study Hours

Level 3 Difficulty

56 UCAS Points

Edexcel Exam

Course Overview

All enrolments now will be for exams in Summer 2024 and beyond.

You will be required to complete the two written assessments for written A-level History of Art:

  • Paper 1: 3 hours, 50% of A-level, 110 marks.
  • Paper 2: 3 hours, 50% of A-level, 110 marks.

Course Content

In this unit of A-level Art History, you’ll find out how to look at paintings, sculptures and architecture. So, you’ll learn the art of visual analysis and how to interpret pieces of artwork.
In this section, you’ll explore the work of specialist artists including Eugene Delacroix, Jeremy Deller and Daniel Libeskind. Different themes will be covered, such as leadership, memorials and architecture in this unit, which is dedicated to the overall theme of war.
In this section of Art History A-level, you’ll discover the work of Van Eyck, Marc Quinn and Zaha Hadid. Themes explored will include gender, ethnicity and The Divine, in a section dedicated to the overall theme of identity.
In this unit, you’ll explore times of rebellion and revival, as you delve into the British and French Avant-Garde period of 1848-1899. Study the work of famous artists like Manet and Rodin, with varied themes from impressionism to Art Nouveau.
In this section, you’ll find out all about contemporary in England and America and how this has transformed from the Pop art of the 1960s to the modern art we see today. Themes covered in this unit range from portraiture to non-objective and performance.
  • Awarding body: Edexcel
  • Our course code: X925

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Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this Art History course. However, it is recommended that you have an intermediate ability to read and write English.

Why Distance Learning?

If your Sixth Form doesn’t offer the courses you want – Study an A-Level through distance learning. You will sit the same exams and get the same A-Levels as you would in school, but are able to study at a time and place to suit you.

Plus, the results and transcript you’ll get will be exactly the same as if you’d studied in school, and your A Levels will be respected by colleges, universities and employers worldwide.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. There will be additional fees for your exams that are payable to the centre upon booking. Your personal tutor can provide more details.
Yes! You study the same curriculum, take the same examinations and get the same qualification. The only difference is that the course is specially designed to be studied from home in your own time
You will have access to your personal tutor, via email, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course to help you get ready for your examinations. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. Assignments are marked by your personal tutor within 5 days. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.
You will need to pay separately for your final examinations. Additional texts may also need to be purchased to supplement your learning on the course.
That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).

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