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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 5:06 pm 
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I just read a tragic article in the Guardian explaining that from 2018 there will be no more History of Art A level. AQA - the only board still offering it - will be discontinuing after 2018. :(

Things like this really break my heart. I never did this particular A level but the fact of its disappearance makes me so sad for our children.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 9:59 pm 
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Creative writing is also disappearing from 2018 and this is also a loss. :( I am in close contact with a class of 17 years old creative writers and they are working so hard and are so interested in what they do. It is a joy to see how they rise up to the challenges they are given and how they share their passion for books. :D One of the girl does amaze me with her very vast reading and the words she uses in her writing. :D
Due to the colossal amount of reading and writing needed , the teacher (who also teachers A level literature) is convinced this is a harder A level than literature – which is itself considered a strong A level.
So the death knell has also sounded for this qualification. :(


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 10:18 pm 
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If you look at the timeline of reforms threads I posted you will see the other lost subjects.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 4:49 pm 
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piggys wrote:
I just read a tragic article in the Guardian explaining that from 2018 there will be no more History of Art A level. AQA - the only board still offering it - will be discontinuing after 2018. :(

Things like this really break my heart. I never did this particular A level but the fact of its disappearance makes me so sad for our children.


There is a petition asking for the History of Art A level not to disappear:
https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/ ... el-subject


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 7:40 pm 
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Thanks JaneEyre. I hadn't realised that it was that complete bar steward philistine Gove who asked AQA to discontinue the A level. I t doesn't surprise me at all.
Very sad to hear about your creative writing students; I'm afraid that is the way things are going now.....creativity and imagination is being sacrificed at the altar of practicality and 'factual' subjects. Thomas Gradgrind would be proud. :(


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 8:11 pm 
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piggys wrote:
Thanks JaneEyre. I hadn't realised that it was that complete bar steward philistine Gove who asked AQA to discontinue the A level. I t doesn't surprise me at all.
Very sad to hear about your creative writing students; I'm afraid that is the way things are going now.....creativity and imagination is being sacrificed at the altar of practicality and 'factual' subjects. Thomas Gradgrind would be proud. :(


" bar steward" love it :lol:

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 8:17 pm 
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At £9000 per year it maths and triple science all the way-the economy gets what the economy wants :roll: :roll:

Bretix compounds the situation.

Tragic.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2016 6:28 am 
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It was the only way of circumventing the mods, quasi :wink:


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