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STUDENTS FACE COMPULSORY CLASSES IN MATHS AND ENGLISH

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Mike Tomlinson, named by education secretary Charles Clarke to head a working group into a new exam structure, will...
Mike Tomlinson, named by education secretary Charles Clarke to head a working group into a new exam structure, will recommend English and maths later this month as core topics throughout pupils' school lives, reports The Observer (p6). The former chief inspector of schools said 'tens of thousands of undergraduates entered higher education without basic skills'. The proposals would mean that undergraduates without the required literacy and numeracy levels will have to study English and maths alongside their specialist subject throughout their degree courses.
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