Top experts’ letter pleads for art history A-level

The BBC is reporting that hundreds of academics have signed an open letter to an exam board, condemning plans to axe art history A-level.

The AQA board announced last week that it would not offer the A-level to new students after this year.

The decision to cut the A-level comes when “society has never required its insights more”, argues the letter.

AQA said the change “was not about money or whether history of art deserves a place in the curriculum”.

The letter, to AQA chief executive Andrew Hall, expresses “grave concerns” about the move.

“As AQA is the only exam board to currently offer the art history qualification, the decision will result in a subject of profound social, cultural and economic importance disappearing from the UK A-level landscape,” it argues.

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What do you think about AQA’s decision? What are your experiences of the art history A-level? Let us know your thoughts in the comments or via Twitter ~ Jon

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