James Whiting, Deputy Head of Chiswick Community School and Anastasia de Waal, from the think tank Civitas.
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National curriculum review-subjects to be 'slimmed down'

The number of compulsory subjects in England's national school curriculum is to be cut to four from September by the Education Secretary Michael Gove.

He would like to see a greater emphasis on traditional subjects and a more academically rigorous national curriculum.

The government is launching a review of the curriculum, to see how it can be slimmed down.

James Whiting, the Deputy Head of Chiswick Community School in West London and Anastasia de Waal, from the think tank Civitas spoke to the BBC about the new review.

  • 20 Jan 2011