Archeology A-level removal is an insult, says subject leader

Archeology A level: 'We were insulted to hear we didn't have the experitise to mark the A level', says subject leader

The archeology A level is set to be scrapped (Getty)

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Exam body AQA has insulted archeology examiners by claiming they don't have the expertise to mark the subject at A-level.

That's according to a subject leader Dan Boatwright, who was speaking to Julia Hartley-Brewer after the announcement that the Archaeology A-level would be scrapped - a decision described as a "barbaric art" by Time Team presenter Tony Robinson.

Almost 6,000 people have signed a petition calling for the A-level to be kept. Boatwright, who teaches at Worcester Sixth Form College, echoed their fury when he told Julia that the subject has not been sufficiently promoted, and it has a vital role to play in professions such as engineering and architecture. 

Listen to the full interview above