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Why we need art history

The A Level may have been scrapped but the study of the subject must continue

By Claire Coveney  

The Raising of Lazarus, by Sebastian del Piombo ©

On 13th October, the examining board AQA announced that it will drop History of Art as an A Level, as well as a host of other subjects including Archaeology and Creative Writing. AQA was the only remaining board to offer History of Art and thus the last sixth-formers will sit exams for this qualification in June 2018. The AQA has stated that this was a “difficult decision” made primarily because of a shortage…

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