A Level History of Art


Your horizons are going to widen, your awareness of the world will grow,and your academic and artistic pursuits will be significantly enhanced by studying A-Level History of Art. The knowledge and skills you acquire in this course will be useful to you in numerous areas in your life both professionally and personally. By studying A Level History of Art, you can look at career opportunities in Art Journalism, Art Gallery Manager, Art Historian and that’s just a few career examples out of many.


Study this A Level History of Art course entirely online to achieve this credible qualification or to gain access into university. An A Level History of Art course is essential to enter professions such as Museum Coordinator, Art Law, Art Director and much more. Furthermore, studying an A Level History of Art course will be an interesting exploration into the expression and cultural development in the history of art. Subsequently, starting this path provides several academic, personal, and professional advantages in addition to improving one’s passion for art.

Learn about the Visual analysis of paintings, sculptures and architecture. Explore Pop life: British and American contemporary art and architecture (1960‒2015) and delve into Nature, while you look at works from Albrecht Dürer, Barbara Hepworth and Antoni Gaudí. Overall, an A Level History of Art course will demonstrate to future employers and educators your advanced skills and qualifications.

A Level History of Art qualification is internationally recognised in other countries as well as the UK. You can use this qualification towards university entry.

  • Accredited OFQUAL qualification awarded by Edexcel
  • Get help with a CV and Professional LinkedIn Profile to showcase your new qualifications and unique skills.
  • Progress in your academic journey to university with up to 56 UCAS points
  • Can be fast tracked to complete in one year.
  • You can include exams at your nearest centre

Course Units

  • Unit 1 – Visual Analysis
  • Unit 2 – Identity
  • Unit 3 – Nature
  • Unit 4 – Rebellion & Revival: The British & French Avant-Garde (1848-99)
  • Unit 5 – Pop life: British and American contemporary art and architecture (1960‒2015)
  • Unit 6 – Preparation for the Exam

Upskill Online UK uses the Edexcel (9HT0) syllabus as it is best for online learning.  Click here for full course content

Awarding Body

Edexcel is the worlds leading awarding organisation specialising in GCSEA Levels and Vocational courses and upskilling learners around the world.

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Upskill Online UK’s partners are a UCAS registered centre, meaning you can use this course to gain direct entry to all universities as you will achieve up to 56 UCAS points.

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Course Assessment

You will be required to sit two paper based written exams. Each paper makes up a percentage of your overall A Level qualification as set out below:

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

During the course, you will be required to complete learning activities, tests or assignments to show your knowledge and understanding of the units you have just learned. They do not count towards your overall A Level History of Art qualification. They are marked by the course tutor and feedback will be provided with each completed unit.


Upskill Online UK have a national network partnerships of UK GCSEA Levels and Functional Skills exam centres and provide our students with guaranteed exam spaces offered at a discounted rate exclusive to our learners. We also book late entries and re-takes. Exams for A Level History of Art are £409 with Upskill Online UK. Please select ‘Yes’ on the enrolment form when asked to book your exams with us.

Course Outcome

Once you successfully complete this course, you will achieve a Edexcel A Level History of Art qualification and gain up to 56 UCAS points. Specification (9HT0).

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course. An A Level in History of Art gives you a great advantage towards your future career goals. We do advise that you have achieved a good general GCSE education, or an equivalent qualification before enrolling on this course or are able to write and read in English . This A Level History of Art course is at difficulty level 3 – equivalent to a BTEC or a 60-credit qualification. This course is suitable for learners of all ages.


8 – 24 months

Guided Learning Hours (GLH)

300 hours

What Next?

Upon completion of the A Level History of Art course, you could progress onto a higher education or level 4 course, apply to University or apply for jobs. Furthermore this qualification usually leads to careers in a variety of settings and sectors including:

    • Auctioneer
    • Arts Administrator
    • Curator
    • Art Director
    • Publisher
    • Art Teacher


This A Level History of Art course is popular with home school pupils and creative types. Firstly, you will get qualified Tutor support, in addition to an Upskill Online UK personal mentor and an accountability coach, explicitly to keep you motivated and on track to successfully complete your course. Secondly you will get guidance and support to help you plan the next steps in your personal, academic or professional journey and provide your tailored roadmap to success. In essence, you get the complete package all in one place with us here at Upskill Online UK, where learning is earning for life.

To speak with us about this course, simply complete the enquiry form and we will contact you shortly. Alternatively you can call us on: 02475 314022.


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