The Heritage and Culture pathway is aimed at people who are interested in history, archaeology, art and culture and may be considering further study and/or employment in these fields.
Through visits to local galleries, museums and archives and buildings of cultural and historical interest, such as the Castle and Cathedral, you will gain the opportunity to study how historical and artistic artefacts are collected, stored and presented to the public. Visiting speakers such as archaeologists, curators, artists, charity workers and publicists will be invited to introduce the work of key practitioners in the field and shed an insight on the issues and opportunities of their professions. You will therefore be able to gain an awareness of creative and cultural work including some aspects of engaging with public audiences and the marketing and ‘business’ side of the sector. It is anticipated that students on this pathway will engage in related work experience.
There may also be an optional opportunity to work towards an additional qualification through engaging in your own related projects, whether that be a local history project (including oral history or tracing a family tree), writing your own ‘guided tour’ of a site of local interest, creating a marketing campaign or curating a mock art exhibition or historic monument (such as a war memorial).
Typical A Level choices include:
- Religious studies
- English Literature
See our full list of A Level courses