Explore Art History

Our enrichment programmes developed by AHiS for 15-18 year olds. 

1) One programme involves six sessions of Art History enrichment based on the new 2017 global cultural Art History syllabus. The enrichment programme is also partially tailored to the local heritage of the school’s borough or area. The course is designed for pupils aged 15-18. This programme provides students with a grounding in art historical skills, and the schools a taster to encourage them to offer the full A level.

2) A second 6-week programme is aimed at Art & Design, and Photography A-level students. Also based on global art it is focused upon the key skills of visual and critical analysis in preparation for students writing their personal study, and includes interactive materials and handouts for students and teachers. 

Graveney Sixth Form on completion of their enrichment course, December 2018

Graveney Sixth Form on completion of their enrichment course, December 2018


 ‘The short courses have been extremely beneficial to our students. Not only have they supported the students in critically analysing the work of others, they have also widened their knowledge of Art History and opened their eyes to new experiences and different ways of understanding art. The teaching they are receiving will be useful for those wishing to go on to study Art or Art History at University.’ - Dulcie Hepple, Head of Art, Graveney School, Wandsworth, London.

"The experience helped me uncover the more radical side of ‘traditional’ art and proving that context is everything” - Lily, Graveney School

Questioning the context and reasons for art-marking was so interesting and exciting, a whole new world” - Mabel, Graveney School

Art history has helped me improve my depth of thinking in everyday life” - Maya, Graveney School

teach art historY

Our programme to match Art History graduates with existing experienced art history teachers employed in schools in the context of lack of national teacher-training opportunities. 

Graduates will work with their mentor either short-term, or one day a week over a term/year and will benefit from observation, preparation of materials and some teaching practice in conjunction with an existing art history teacher. After this experience they will be in a stronger position to apply to teach in a school themselves. Please note this is subject to specific availability and location.