Thursday, July 18The Voice of London

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A-Level art history: a subject worth fighting for?

A-Level Art History students and teachers have won back their subject, but should we be happy about it? Reporter: Chloe Chapman | Sub- Editor: Cecilia Peruzzi Two weeks ago, A-level Art History was given a lifeline. The subject was set to be discontinued after Michael Gove declared it a ‘soft’ subject. This led to an uproar from students and teachers alike. Their raging campaign to change the government's mind proved successful but just how useful is this subject in the modern world? Many lump the subject under the category of ‘Art’ and see it as an easy one, taken by posh girls with no real academic substance. Those people, however, are wrong. Art history is a challenging academic subject that not only requires a substantial amount of reading and writing but also a good under