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Decline of "less important" GCSEs.

Decline of "less important" GCSEs.

The decline of “mickey mouse” GCSEs has been revealed as figures show that the number of teenagers taking Media Studies and Home Economics courses has plummeted in recent years.

Meanwhile, traditional subjects such as History, Geography and English have seen a huge increase in their take up in English schools since 2014.

The shift towards “core” subjects follows the introduction of the English Baccalaureate (Ebacc), a certificate that rewards pupils gaining five core academic subjects.

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