Art History Link-Up
Written by Easel
Posted on 2nd September 2019
Art History Link-Up, a registered charity, is offering free taught Art History Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and A level courses for state maintained sector students in museums and galleries on term-time Saturdays.
From late September 2019, students will study for a taught Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) – which is the equivalent to half an A level in UCAS points and very well regarded by university admission officers – at the Wallace Collection or the National Gallery.
The EPQ can be an essay or also any number of creative endeavours, for example a performance, film, app, or collaborative project. Two modules of the A level course, including visual analysis of painting, sculpture and architecture, will be taught alongside the EPQ. It is possible to submit more than one EPQ which is equivalent of up to half an A level in UCAS points. And for the EPQ to be a film, performance, app, collaborative project, or a wide range of creative endeavours as part of a taught subject course. An EPQ increases other A level results, and the odds of A*-B by 29%. Find out more here. Students will be supported throughout.
All places are offered at no charge to state maintained sector sixth form students, with priority to candidates from a widening participation background, and to those with aptitude and ability for the course. The deadline for applications is 9th September however students are encouraged to apply using the online form as soon as possible.
Students are offered access to work experience at institutions including Art UK, the Royal Collection and the Victoria & Albert Museum, in addition to advice on FE/HE applications and careers, and membership of an alumni club. Students have the option to study a further two modules and sit the A level exam at the end of the second year.