'Less fun' English declines as choice for A-level pupils

Claims made that new qualifications are ‘sucking the joy’ out of the subject

Authors and teachers’ leaders have called for urgent action to reverse the dwindling popularity of English in sixth forms after it emerged that there had been a 13% decline this summer in entries for all types of English A-level.

Ministers are being urged to review recently reformed English GCSEs because of concerns that the new qualifications are “sucking the joy” out of the subject and may be putting students off pursuing it at a higher level.

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Source: The Guardian
'Less fun' English declines as choice for A-level pupils