Dave Hayward, CLASP Chair of Trustees states that he is totally disgusted with the illogical decision of the AQA to announce discontinuance of its A and A’S’ level examinations. This is the only examining board that currently offers these examinations. What is really amazing is that the Council for British Archaeology (CBA), with others, was in the process of developing a new syllabus for these examinations and other support for the course. There has been no consultation with the archaeology sector over this decision.
CLASP will support any campaign to retain these examinations as it considers them essential for the future of archaeology in the United Kingdom. Without these qualifications there will undoubtedly be a dearth of appropriate students for archaeological university courses in the future, putting their archaeology departments at risk.
We therefore urge anybody with the future of archaeology at heart to put any pressure possible onto the AQA through the media, MPs and signing the petition at …
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