What you will learn
- Visual analysis of paintings
- Visual analysis of sculpture
- Visual analysis of architecture
- The Divine
- 2D portraits
- 3D portraits
- Gender identity
- Ethnic identity
- Identity in architecture
- Vincent Van Gogh
- Grayson Perry
- Christopher Wren
- Landscape or seascape in 2D
- Animals in 2D or 3D
- Plants in 2D or 3D
- Elements in 2D or 3D
- Relationships between humans and Nature
- Architectural works influenced by Nature
- Albrecht Dürer
- Barbara Hepworth
- Antoni Gaudí
Unit 4 - Rebellion & Revival: The British & French Avant-Garde (1848-99)
- Painting of working life by British and French artists
- Painting of leisure by British and French artists
- Religious paintings by British and French artists
- Mythological/literary works (painting or sculpture) by British and French artists
- The female figure (painting or sculpture) by British and French artists
- Landscape painting scenes by British and French artists
- Commemorative sculpture by British and French artists
- Public architecture by British and French architects
- Domestic architecture by British and French architects
- Paul Gauguin
- Edgar Degas
Unit 5 - Pop life: British and American contemporary art and architecture (1960‒2015)
Portraits (in any medium) by British and American artists
The object in 3D by British and American artists
Non-objective (or abstract) work (in any medium) by British and American artists
Figurative work (in any medium) by British and American artists
Performance or video work by British and American artists
Installation works by British and American artists
Land or earth art by British and American artists
Commercial or public architecture by British and American architects
Domestic architecture by British and American architects
Unit 6 - Preparation for the Exam
- Practice Paper 1
- Practice Paper 2
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Recognised through UCAS
This course carries UCAS points. This means that it can be used to gain direct access to University courses and other Higher Education, through the UCAS system.
Upon successfully completing this home learning course, you will receive the qualification: A-Level History of Art, issued by Edexcel (9HT0). Your certificate is identical to that issued to students at any other school, college or university.
This syllabus has been chosen specifically because it is best suited to distance learning.
How is this course assessed or examined?
You can enrol now for Edexcel History of Art A-level examinations for Summer 2024.
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.
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. This History of Art A-level syllabus is a difficulty level three: the equivalent difficulty of an A-level or BTEC, which is usually suitable for most learners of all ages.