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Edexcel A Level History of Art Paper 1 (9HT0 01) - 20th May 2024 [Exam Chat]

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Edexcel A Level History of Art Paper 1 (9HT0 01) - 20th May 2024
Welcome to the TSR discussion thread for this exam.
Introduce yourself, share your favourite or least favourite topic/s, how you're feeling about the exam and your best revision tips

Exam: Visual analysis and themes
Date: 20th May 2024 PM
Duration: 3 hours

Best of luck!



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Reply 1
hi, hoa for me is generally okay however im very bad at interpreting art specifically when it comes to the visual analysis section… does anyone have any tips and tricks for the first section of paper 1??
Reply 2
wow this thread really is dead 🥲 where are all the hoa people at?!?!?
Hi
I completely agree!

I am doing Art History too. Hope revesion is going well and good luck!
Reply 4
Original post by lbwan
hi, hoa for me is generally okay however im very bad at interpreting art specifically when it comes to the visual analysis section… does anyone have any tips and tricks for the first section of paper 1??

hi,
I'm doing my exam on Monday and I suggest that you separate visual analysis into two sections, you start with a general analysis of the painting, sculpture, and architecture(depending on what period it is just state the architectural terms you see), then go on to specify what the question is asking (e.g how light and tone is used to create a mood) by talking about where this is used In the painting. Remember to use specific terminology like chiaroscuro and sfumato if needed. idk if this helps but it is how I was taught to answer the first section xx
Original post by lbwan
hi, hoa for me is generally okay however im very bad at interpreting art specifically when it comes to the visual analysis section… does anyone have any tips and tricks for the first section of paper 1??
be really really specific with details - rather than just saying 'stern facial expression' break down each feature separately. also, write 2 separate paragraphs for each half of the question to ensure u cover enough!
is anyone here going to study art history next year at uni?
Reply 7
Original post by sophnsy
hi,
I'm doing my exam on Monday and I suggest that you separate visual analysis into two sections, you start with a general analysis of the painting, sculpture, and architecture(depending on what period it is just state the architectural terms you see), then go on to specify what the question is asking (e.g how light and tone is used to create a mood) by talking about where this is used In the painting. Remember to use specific terminology like chiaroscuro and sfumato if needed. idk if this helps but it is how I was taught to answer the first section xx

thank you! good luck tmr! xx
Reply 8
Original post by phoebebetterton
be really really specific with details - rather than just saying 'stern facial expression' break down each feature separately. also, write 2 separate paragraphs for each half of the question to ensure u cover enough!

i see thank you! xx
Reply 9
does anyone remember what the questions for war were?
Original post by lbwan
does anyone remember what the questions for war were?

One about war and its purpose and meaning in architecture 12 marks (I think)
And one was accurate representations of war cannot show the true horror 25 marks (apparently it said you had to use a specified artist but I did not ….. can someone confirm?)
Reply 11
Original post by Morrisg33
One about war and its purpose and meaning in architecture 12 marks (I think)
And one was accurate representations of war cannot show the true horror 25 marks (apparently it said you had to use a specified artist but I did not ….. can someone confirm?)

no it definitely did not ask for specified artist. am i the only one who found the 25 marker to be so weirdly worded hahaha
Original post by lbwan
does anyone remember what the questions for war were?

a was explaining the significance and meaning of one western and one non-western piece of architecture
b was asking if you agree or disagree that accurate representations of conflict can never portray the horror of war (paraphrased)
Original post by Morrisg33
One about war and its purpose and meaning in architecture 12 marks (I think)
And one was accurate representations of war cannot show the true horror 25 marks (apparently it said you had to use a specified artist but I did not ….. can someone confirm?)

Yes, you did have to use a specified artist!
Reply 14
Does anyone remember the 2a question for identity? Wasn't it about portraits in 3D or am I going crazy? Thank youu
Reply 15
Original post by ham001
Does anyone remember the 2a question for identity? Wasn't it about portraits in 3D or am I going crazy? Thank youu

Yesss it was ~ one pre 1850 and one post
Reply 16
Original post by Urrrte
Yesss it was ~ one pre 1850 and one post

thank you! I was worried I might have read the question wrong and it was 2D or something haha
Reply 17
how did everyone find the VA questions?
Original post by ham001
how did everyone find the VA questions?

I thought they were quite good! I was kinda putting my money on modern architecture tho so seeing Gothic was a bit of a jump scare rip
Original post by ham001
how did everyone find the VA questions?
Sculpture and building fine
Texture and pattern of painting …whattt???

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