The Anthropology A-level, introduced in 2010 in UK schools, is now at risk to be discontinued by the exam board AQA. The curriculum is very VA-based, using films and media for teaching and as learning devices… so perhaps you join by signing the campaign?
The campaign to #SaveAnthropologyALevel is gathering pace.
Over the weekend the story was covered in The Observer and The Independent (links below).
This morning the petition reached 3000 signatures! You can help to keep this important subject in schools around the UK by signing, tweeting and sharing the petition: https://www.change.org/p/save-
The goal is to reach 10,000 signatures. Professor Thomas Hylland Eriksen has already signed and commented alongside many academics, students, parents and teachers.
You can read their comments by clicking on the petition link above.
Wondering what Anthropology A-Level is like? Watch the video:
Anthropology A-Level was first taught as a pilot qualification from September 2010. It has only been running as a fully-fledged qualification since September 2011.
Despite a growing network of committed teachers and increasing numbers of students studying the course, the AQA exam board have announced that the qualification will be axed. The final exams will be in June 2018 (final re-sits: June 2019).
Please help #SaveAnthropologyALevel !
Over the weekend the story was covered in:
The Observer: Axing anthropology A-level is ‘cultural barbarism’, say experts http://www.theguardian.com/
The Independent: Anthropology becomes latest A-Level to be axed http://www.independent.co.uk/
Join the conversation on twitter with the hastag #SaveAnthropologyALevel: https://twitter.com/hashtag/
Alongside retweets of the petition by celebrities like Russell Brand and Thandie Newton, support has come from anthropologists, students and members of the public around the world.
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