QCA out of focus over photography;Letter

21st May 1999 at 01:00
I WISH to respond to the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority's claim that the loss of the GCSE and A-level photography syllabuses have "been generally welcomed" (TES, April 30).

The decision to remove GCSE photography was greeted with an outcry and no expert I spoke to was even aware A-level photography was under threat. The discussions referred to must have been those on GCSE by the QCA's consultative committee last year. Its report is fundamentally flawed.

Ashley la Grange Rickmansworth school, Hertfordshire www.glagrange.freeserve.co.uk

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