Mrs Ricks said the existing GCSE “was turning students off reading and thinking about literature in an imaginative and independent way”, adding: “It was making them jump through hoops, to have to answer low-level, dull questions that someone who is not really interested in literature has thought up.
"GCSEs, and even IGCSEs, have become an inadequate preparation for the sixth-form,” she said. “GCSEs are dull and uninspiring, and were invented for school leavers at 16."
"This summer, 16-year-olds completed the “Sevenoaks School Certificate” in English literature for the first time."
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