I wouldnt have got it, I was considered too disruptive to be let loose on the history or geography teachers
I actually agree with what Michael Gove has done. Never ever thought I would say that! Ensuring that pupils have a range of GCSEs is good and will show schools which encourage a broad range of key skills (English, Maths, Modern Language, Science and Humanities) rather than looking purely at any old qualification.
I dont agree with Gove, certainly people should do a range of subjects and thats a good thing but this has been introduced to ensure schools from lower socio economic areas dont get too high up the league tables. The lack of considerat5ion of CVA (contextualised value added, or how much progress they make given what they arrive to secondary school with) should be a major part of ranking schools for how good they are. This is just a new measure that is overly simplistic and allows selective schools to look good when they might not be actually any good.