Over 25 A Level subjects removed from curriculum in Thurrock

NEWS that the last exam board to offer a-level courses in History of Art has decided to drop the subject has been met with great concern from those in the industry.The subject is the latest in a number to be axed in England as part of new criteria from exams regulating body, Ofqual.While Media Studies has been accredited for another year, despite being tipped for the cull, other creative subjects have suffered, much to the concern of many.Some subjects such as performance studies were scrapped on the basis that they are “too similar in content to other courses (for instance Drama and Theatre), and others have been enveloped into broader subjects, for instance Statistics is said to be included as a module in A-level maths.Here is the list of subjects no longer available in schools in England from 2017:AccountingAnthropologyArchaeologyCitizenship studiesCommunication and CultureComputing replaced by Computer ScienceCreative writingCritical thinkingEconomics and Business (can still be taken as separate subjects)ElectronicsEngineeringGeneral studiesGlobal development (AS only)Health and social careHistory of artHome economics: Food, nutrition and healthHumanitiesInformation and communication technology (ICT)Leisure studiesMedia: Communication and productionMoving image artsPure mathematicsQuantitative methods (AS only)Science (AS only)Science in societyStatisticsTravel and tourismUse of mathematics (AS only)World development

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