GCSE pupils to study words of Charlotte Church

The way in which the singer, who shot to stardom as a child, speaks will be analysed by pupils in the subject normally associated more with Shakespeare and Jane Austen.
From September, GCSE pupils will also be looking at the words of Gavin and Stacey star Ruth Jones and BBC newsreader Huw Edwards for their English qualifications.

The modern language spoken element of the exam is being introduced by Welsh examining board OCR Cymru.
But the move to introduce television personalities into GCSE exams was condemned as “dumbing down” by education campaigners.
Nick Seaton, chairman of the Campaign for Real Education, said: “I don’t think many parents would think Charlotte Church is a good role model for young people.
“All these insertions into the curriculum distract from the primary purpose of teaching youngsters a good education.”
Marie Clair, Plain English Campaign spokeswoman, said: “The focus on celebrities is damaging students’ chances of employment.
– News Story


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    Ammara said,

    okay this is retarded (Y)

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