This petition was submitted during the 2010–2015 Conservative – Liberal Democrat coalition government
Petition End of GCSE English Literature for All, 2017
GCSE English Literature from 2017 will require students to remember between 15 and 18 (depending on exam board) poems in an exam in order to 'closely analyse' them. Signatories ask government to consult with the English teaching community as to whether this is the fairest and most meaningful way of assessing students' understanding and appreciation of poetry. There has been no such consultation on this matter to date.
This petition closed early because of a General Election