Written statement to Parliament

Publication of reformed History of Art subject content

Written ministerial statement by Schools Minister Nick Gibb about reformed History of Art AS and A level subject content.

The Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP

The government is reforming GCSEs and A levels to be more knowledge-based and to make sure that they give students the best possible preparation for further and higher education, and for employment.

Schools are now teaching some of the new reformed GCSEs and A levels, and we have already published reformed subject content for those GCSEs and A levels to be taught from September 2016 as well as for some of the GCSE and A levels to be taught from September 2017. Content for reformed GCSE subjects can be found here and content for AS and A level subjects here.

Today I am publishing revised subject content for history of art AS and A levels that will be taught in schools from September 2017.

Students will study a wide range of art and artists from different movements and periods including pre- and post-1850, ensuring good breadth and depth of study. The content also includes the development of art over time, and the connections and interrelationship between different artists, periods and movements.

Published 21 January 2016