Tate director: GCSE plans would 'squeeze out the arts'

The director of the Tate galleries has welcomed the Education Secretary's decision to U-turn over GCSEs today.

Tate Director Nicholas Serota welcomes GCSEs U-turn. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Archive

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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