30 May '14

News Far from challenging, the new English curriculum is a missed opportunity

'All we've done is replace a system where 90% of pupils studied Of Mice and Men with one where the overwhelming majority will study whatever is perceived as the easier, least challenging text'The sound and fury surrounding text choices for GCSE English literature just won't go away.The exam boards got their digs in first with Paul Dodd, head of GCSE and A-Level reform at OCR, claiming Gove wanted to ban US authors because he "had a particular dislike for Of Mice and Men and was disappointed that more than 90% of candidates were studying it". Continue reading...

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