History of Art
Linear Specification First teaching September 2017
First certification from 2019
The study of art in its historical and contemporary forms gives students crucial knowledge of world civilisations. It gives students visual and analytical skills that can be applied in many walks of life and the tools to understand how images and objects work to shape our social and political identities. This specification allows students to develop particular strengths and interests, encourages lifelong learning and provides access to higher education and university degree courses in art history and related subjects, as well as art historical-related and other careers. Students should be encouraged to research and investigate art through first-hand experience.
The subject content is divided into three areas:
● A: Visual analysis
● B: Themes
● C: Periods.
There are two papers:
Paper 1: Visual analysis and themes (*Paper code: 9HT0/01)
Written examination: 3 hours, 50% of the qualification, 110 marks Content overview ● Visual analysis ● Themes
Paper 2: Periods (*Paper code: 9HT0/02) Written examination: 3 hours, 50% of the qualification, 110 marks Content overview, Periods
Entry requirements: As stated in the Admission Policy
Exam Board: Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Advanced GCE in History of Art (9HT0)