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School subjects may be retaught, dropped or narrowed in England

Guidance outlines ways to help pupils catch up as Williamson denies curriculum will be diluted * Coronavirus – latest updates * See all our coronavirus coverage Pupils starting secondary school in England may need to be “retaught” subjects they missed during the coronavirus lockdown, while others may learn a narrower range of subjects or drop GCSE courses to help them catch up, according to the government’s official guidance for schools reopening in September. However, Gavin Williamson, the education secretary for England, rejected suggestions that pupils would not be taught a full curriculum when they returned, despite the Department for Education’s guidance detailing “exceptional circumstances” in which pupils would instead focus on English and maths. Continue reading...

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