June 20, 2005

NEWS: Media studies grows in schools (UK)

By Angela Harrison
BBC News education reporter

Increasing numbers of teenagers are opting to do media studies - with some dropping English literature to do so, a report from an exams watchdog suggests.

The number of pupils in England taking media studies GCSE rose 19% this year.

The regulator, the QCA, says a "significant minority" of schools might let pupils take English with media studies instead of English literature.


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