THE ART NEWSPAPER | Gareth Harris:
UK university academics have reacted angrily to the announcement that the last exam board in England to offer A-level art history will drop the subject from 2018. The move by London-based AQA means that art history, which is taught mainly at private schools, will vanish from the curriculum.
Kevin Phillips, the chief executive of AQA, says in a statement that the “existing specification is challenging to mark and award because of the specialist nature of the topics, the range of options, difficulties in recruiting sufficient experienced examiners, and limited entries”. Only 839 students sat the A-level exam this summer… Read more
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