More discussions about how to ensure that art history does not die as an A Level subject in 2018. It has become clear that the issue is much broader than simply retaining art history as an A level subject, currently mainly in private schools: that is, how to ensure that there is at least some teaching and awareness of art history in state schools more generally, not just at A Level, in order to ensure visual literacy. At the moment, anecdotal evidence suggests that pupils are introduced to ideas about art history in Primary Schools. Then, there is a requirement that pupils should learn about art history as a part of Key Stage 3. But does this actually happen ? The big loss is the reduction in the amount of art history which is taught as a part of art and design education since artists are no longer expected or necessarily encouraged to know about the past.