The director of the Tate galleries has welcomed the Education Secretary's decision to U-turn over GCSEs today.
Nicholas Serota, who has spoken out previously against the plan not to include the arts among the English Baccalaureate Certificates's proposed core subjects said:
"We welcome the news that the Government has abandoned elements of its proposals to introduce a system which would have squeezed arts subjects out of the curriculum."
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