Rose Aidin has an undergraduate degree in Western Art History, a post-graduate degree in Asian Art History, and a PGCE with QTS teaching qualification in Art History and Art. Rose has taught Art History and Art in a range of state maintained and independent sector schools. She relishes the amazing opportunities and connections that teaching Art History at first hand, in our great museum and gallery collections, offers both student and teacher.
Vanessa Ansa found out about Art History Link Up through her university, where she is doing an MA History of Art. Having previously worked as an English teacher, she was excited about getting involved: it is an incredible opportunity for these young, searching minds – who wouldn’t necessarily otherwise have the chance to take Art History at A level – to study the subject.
George Bartlett’s Art History story began when he took the A level offered by his state sixth form college in 2008-10 and he hasn’t stopped studying (and enjoying) the subject since. George is currently doing an AHRC CHASE-funded PhD on Byzantine art and inscriptions at University of Sussex, where he also teaches BA Art History modules.
Jack Dunleavey went to a comprehensive school in London, where took History of Art A level, before studying English and History of Art at the University of York. In his spare time, he likes reading books, watching films and thinking about oil paintings. His favourite artist is Pablo Picasso, and his favourite museum is Tate Britain.
Tilly Scantlebury has been hooked on Art History since her A level at Camden School for Girls. She studied Art History at UCL, followed by an MA at The Courtauld Institute of Art. She is now a fully funded PhD candidate at The Courtauld, researching motherhood in modern and contemporary art. Tilly also writes, records and performs music with her band Lazy Day.
Dr Judith Jammers
Judith Jammers is Head of Art History at Highgate School. She believes Art History should be for everyone and has supported Art History Link-Up since its inception, with a wide range of teaching and practical resources, and in development of the taught Extended Project Qualification A level Art History courses.
Susannah Kingwill first began studying Art History at Prendergast School in Lewisham where she was given the opportunity to take It as one of her A Levels. She is currently embarking on her AHRC CHASE funded PhD at the Courtauld Institute of Art looking at the art of French courts in the 14th and 15th centuries and has been providing assistance with the interpretation of the A Level specification, designing the new courses, and identifying relevant case studies in the host institutions and other public collections.
“These fast-track AS level Art History courses offer students something really unique. It gives them the chance to choose a subject that they’ve never done before, and to take pride in that choice. The students relish the opportunity to learn about ‘specialist’ vocabulary, about other cultures and time periods, about what it means to be creative and to express yourself.”
Tilly Scantlebury, Art History Link-Up Teaching Assistant and PhD candidate at the Courtauld Institute of Art