GCSE reforms are squeezing out arts and technical subjects man who created

In order to obtain the award, which counts towards a school’s league table position,  students must obtain five good GCSEs in maths, English literature, English language, at least… The EBacc has been championed by the Government since being established in 2010 by the former education secretary Michael Gove in a bid to reverse the “dumbing down” of GCSEs. GCSE reforms have led to a drastic decline in music and arts and must be scrapped, the man who created the qualification has said. Lord Kenneth Baker, who was education secretary under Margaret Thatcher, has blamed the English Baccalaureate – known as the EBacc – for “squeezing out” technical, cultural and creative subjects from secondary schools.

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