De-fibrillating with Minis (Skirts and Cars)

Richard Kimbell
2013, Vol. 18, No. 1,


In the weeks before Christmas, when I was thinking about writing this piece, I received a couple of letters. They were not addressed to me or written by me, but I did have some input to them. They were both addressed to Mr Gove, the Secretary of State for Education and concerned his proposals for the ‘English Baccalaureate Certificate’ (EBC) as a replacement for GCSE. Essentially the core of the EBC is proposed to be English, maths, the sciences, history, geography and languages, and there is widespread concern about the lack of any creative dimension in the framework. The letters I refer to come from (i) the Creative Education Academies and (ii) the senior management team at Goldsmiths University of London.

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