You learn to open your eyes and to analyse what you see. You discover how to respond to works of art and to place them within contexts and cultures. You find out how and why art is made, and about artists, styles and influences. But History of Art is much more than an A-level. Yes, marks and grades are important (and not easy - this is a demanding and rigorous subject), but it opens up previously unimagined worlds. Few students remain unchanged - new horizons and perspectives stay fresh long after the dates and facts have fulfilled their short-term examination purpose. Many girls from Queen's have gone on to further their passions in the subject through university degrees. Career possibilities are many, including journalism, museums and galleries, heritage, media, art administration and teaching at all levels. 'People always remember if they studied History of Art at school' . History of Art will make an impact on your life!
In this first year of extensive national subject specification change we congratulate our year eleven students on their GCSE results. These results are a tribute to their talent; the resilience, expertise and dedication of teaching and non-teaching staff and everyone who has supported our students throughout their school careers. Students have met the more challenging GCSEs with confidence and all should be proud of these results. “We also celebrate the school’s commitment to ensuring our students gain a fully rounded education. Our commitment to developing the whole person is of equal importance. We wish all our students every success in the future and look forward to welcoming back the majority in the sixth form.