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EDM (Early Day Motion) 65: tabled on 25 May 2010

Tabled in the 2010-12 session.

This motion has been signed by 9 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House notes that a report from the think-tank Civitas states that some academy schools boost exam results by concentrating on vocational courses at the expense of academic subjects, specifically that geography, history, single sciences and modern languages are disappearing at GCSE level in favour of qualifications such as computer studies, general science or sport; believes that the Civitas report puts into perspective the claims that GCSE results at academies are improving at twice the national average rate; and calls on the Secretary of State for Education to undertake a thorough investigation of the curriculum provided at academy schools to ensure that it fully complies with the national curriculum.

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.