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Two more exam boards – AQA and WJEC – confirm plans to drop non-British novels from new English literature GCSEs

Posted at 6:51PM Thursday 29 May 2014

Two more exam boards – AQA and WJEC – confirm plans to drop non-British novels from new English literature GCSEs, with authors such as Maya Angelou, John Steinbeck and Harper Lee no longer featured



BBC: Syal but no Steinbeck in English GCSE

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