Here are a big list of A Level courses that have just been abolished
If you took Accounting, Creative Writing or Pure Maths as an A-Level, you were one of the last people to do so.
The subjects are being killed off from next year by exams body Ofqual. In fact, theres a big list of subjects below that you'll no longer be able to study in England from 2017 onwards.
A lot of more creative courses seem to have been wiped out entirely, including Creative Writing, History of Art and Media: Communication and production.
From 2017 onwards, students will no longer be able to study these subjects in England:
- Citizenship studies
- Communication and Culture
- Computing – replaced by Computer Science
- Creative writing
- Critical thinking
- Economics and Business (can still be taken as separate subjects)
- General studies
- Global development (AS only)
- Health and social care
- History of art
- Home economics: Food, nutrition and health
- Information and communication technology (ICT)
- Leisure studies
- Media: Communication and production
- Moving image arts
- Pure mathematics
- Quantitative methods (AS only)
- Science (AS only)
- Science in society
- Travel and tourism
- Use of mathematics (AS only)
The scrapping of certain subjects have not gone down well. In particular, people are livid about the scrapping of Art History.
We don't want a world where Art History A-levels for state schools is an unaffordable luxury, but a new Royal Yacht is a necessity! ‼️— Arts Emergency (@artsemergency) October 14, 2016
What is happening in UK re: art history A-levels sounds all too familiar to US art historians. We all need to share #WhyArtHistoryMatters— Marin R Sullivan (@MarinRSullivan) October 14, 2016
However some people are also annoyed that statistics and maths have been axed. To each their own, we guess.
Uneducated Oafs like Gove decided what Education our kids should have or specifically NOT have.— John Clarke (@JohnClarke1960) October 14, 2016
They've axed pure mathematics and STATISTICS A-levels?!— BLACK ADAM (@4D_V4) October 14, 2016