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Head of Ofsted says pupils need a good grounding in a wide range of subjects.

Head of Ofsted says pupils need a good grounding in a wide range of subjects.

Schools in England are focusing on tests and exams, rather than giving pupils a good grounding in a wide range of subjects, the head of Ofsted warns.

Amanda Spielman says the focus on GCSEs and national curriculum tests, often known as Sats, is at the expense of "rich and full knowledge".

She accepts a good school curriculum should lead to good exam results.

But she says good exam results do not always mean children have received the subject knowledge they need.

Her comments came as she set out the preliminary findings of an Ofsted research project into the curriculum in England's state schools.

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