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Literature: Curriculum

Volume 458: debated on Monday 26 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills on what basis the authors in the list of pre-20th century texts for the revised key stage three programme of study proposed by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority were selected. (127329)

The pre-20th century authors were selected as they have an enduring appeal that transcends the period in which they were written and have played a significant role in the development of literature in English. They continue to be read, studied and interpreted in print and on screen for contemporary audiences.