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29 May '14

News Angelou and Steinbeck replaced by Ishiguro and Syal in new English GCSE exams

Changes follow the government's reshaping of the English literature exam syllabus, removing the category of prose from different cultures and replacing it with modern works from BritainMaya Angelou and John Steinbeck have been scrubbed from the syllabus for GCSE English literature exams, replaced by Booker prize winner Kazuo Ishiguro's tale of a dystopian future, Never Let Me Go, and Meera Syal's Anita and Me.The changes follow the government's reshaping of the English literature exam syllabus, announced last year, removing the category of "prose from different cultures" and replacing it with "modern works from Britain" leading to claims that the education secretary was pushing out Steinbeck's novella Of Mice and Men and other American works. Continue reading...

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