In the time of social media, images pervade our lives. From magazines to book design, houses to swimming pools, the study of art informs you about the world, improving your visual literacy and analytical skills.
Our A level History of Art online course will help you to become a more inquiring, critical and analytical thinker. As you progress through this course, you’ll learn to develop reasoned arguments and draw logical conclusions. Studying A level History of Art online provides exceptional preparation for many careers where critical thinking and evidence plays a crucial role in decision making, as well as careers in the arts.
Important information: At this point in the year we would recommend that you sit your exams in 2022 or 2023. If you are looking to sit the exam in 2021, please call our Course Advice Team on 0800 389 2839.
If you enjoy learning about history and art, our A level History of Art online course is the perfect choice!
A level History of Art is for those fascinated by the visual arts. Studying famous works by artists including Picasso, Frida Kahlo and van Gogh, our A level History of Art course will help you to develop valuable skills in examining, analysing and discussing works of art from a broad range of periods, places, genres and themes, giving you access to the vocabulary and context of art.
Our A level History of Art course is ideal if you:
Section 1 Visual analysis: Painting
Section 2 Visual analysis: Sculpture and architecture
Section 3 Themes: Nature in art and architecture 1
Section 4 Themes: Nature in art and architecture 2
Section 5 Themes: Identities in art and architecture 1
Section 6 Themes: Identities in art and architecture 1
Section 7 Periods: Rebellion and revival 1
Section 8 Periods: Rebellion and revival: France
Section 9 Periods: Brave New World 1
Section 10 Periods: Brave New World 2
Study A level History of Art with us and benefit from:
Choose when and where you access your course, using learn@nec our 24/7 learning platform.
This easy-to-use learning platform includes interactive checkpoints, quizzes and activities to help you evaluate your progress. More information about how the course works can be found here.
*The specification suggests that 300 hours is needed. You’ll also need time to complete assignments and prepare yourself for exams and some courses like English literature involve a lot of reading. Everyone is different so it’s impossible to say with certainty how long a course will take you, but you should expect to spend longer than 300 hours. Taken across the length of time we recommend, this equates to approximately 5 hours per week. This will increase if you choose to take it over a shorter time frame or may be less if you are retaking a subject and have covered a lot of of the course content.
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We know that our younger students often need an extra helping hand with their studies. In our experience, learning online works best when the parents are involved, so when you enrol your child with NEC, you’ll have a unique set of services to help you to support your child.
It’s your choice: you can pay in full at the point of enrolment, or you can spread the cost over monthly instalments with our finance offer. We offer a choice of six or 12 month repayment plans, with 0% APR as standard.
To pay in instalments you will need to enrol by telephone.
Course fee: £795
Amount of credit: £715.50
Monthly payment: £119.25
Duration of agreement: 6 months
Total repayable: £795
Rate of interest: 0% (fixed)
0% APR representative.
The National Extension College (NEC) work with finance company Deko. For more information on our relationship with Deko and repayment plans click here.
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