Art History For Everyone 2018-09-18T18:00:33+00:00

Art History For Everyone

Fast-track AS level Art History course for state maintained sector students, offered free of charge in museums and galleries on Saturdays during term-time.

The fast-track AS course has been offered for the last four years to a wide range of state maintained sector students, many from BAME and/or widening participation backgrounds, and for the past two years on term-time Saturdays at museums and galleries.

Art History for Everyone is currently based at two venues: The Wallace Collection, generously supported by The Band Trust, and the National Gallery, with core funding from The Rothschild Foundation.

Colleagues at other museums and galleries have been generous with space and time. Classes have also been hosted at The British Museum, Victoria & Albert Museum, Courtauld Institute and Birkbeck, University of London’s Art History Department.

Every student is offered learning support in the form of homework club, visiting expert advice on careers and FE/HE applications, and access to work experience in relevant sectors. There is significant and increasing demand for places.

From September 2018, students will study for an Extended Project Qualification which is the equivalent to half an A level in UCAS points. This will be taught alongside two modules of the new A Level Art History course. Students have the option to study a further two modules and sit the A level exam at the end of the second year. With the withdrawal of the AS level Art History by the exam board later this year, this structure is a future-proofed development of the current programme: click here for further information and to apply.


Some of the tangible benefits which students have identified as a result of our courses include:

  • An additional accredited qualification, UCAS points and strengthened FE/HE
  • Career development and CV-building opportunities for a wide range of exciting and varied careers.
  • New analytical and communication skills with cross-curricular application.
  • Access to, familiarity with and understanding of works of art in the country’s great public collections.

Art History for Everyone: Participating Schools

Ark Globe Academy
Aylesbury High School
Bexhill College
Big Creative Academy
The City of London Academy
The Cardinal Wiseman Sixth Form
Dame Alice Owen’s School
Fashion Retail Academy
The Grey Coat Hospital
Hackney Community College
Hampstead School
The Henrietta Barnett School
Jewish Free School (JFS)
Kingston College
Pimlico Academy
Prendergast School
Quintin Kynaston/ Harris Academy
St John’s Wood
St Francis Xavier Sixth Form College
St Marylebone CE School
St Michael’s Catholic College
St Saviour’s and St Olave’s School
The Tiffin Girls’ School
Three Rivers Academy
Woodhouse College