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3 Jun '14

News Home economics GCSE set to be scrapped

Subject one of dozens, including performing arts and environmental science, to be axed at GCSE, AS and A-level in latest exams shakeupDozens of GCSEs, AS and A-levels including home economics, performing arts and environmental science are to be scrapped in the latest stage of a major shakeup of exams.The exam regulator, Ofqual, is to announce on Wednesday that home economics will be discontinued as a GCSE subject because of the overlap with the new design and technology: food technology course. The move is part of a clean-up that will see other obscure or unpopular exam subjects killed off, as well as several more being folded in with other subjects. Ancient history, film studies, law and media studies could be reformed to become new, tougher qualifications. Continue reading...

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