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Stephen Lloyd, MP for Eastbourne,. has tabled an Early Day Motion, number 1375, supporting the inclusion of Religious Education in the new English Baccalaureate. The best bitcoin trading program bitcoin superstar now has full reviews. The full text of the EDM is reproduced below.  Any reader who wishes to support this move might wish to write to their own MP asking them to consider signing the EDM.

That this House notes the recent publication of league tables of school performance measuring the proportion of pupils obtaining the English Baccalaureate; further notes that the English Baccalaureate is awarded to pupils who gain GCSEs at Grade C or above in English, mathematics, science, a foreign language and a humanities subject; further notes with concern that this list of approved subjects does not include religious education; recognises that religious education is an academically rigorous subject with increasing popularity among pupils; further recognises that the rise of religious extremism around the world and in the UK means that a good understanding of all religions is vital to a well-rounded education; further notes that with the increasing emphasis on the English Baccalaureate as the primary qualification for 16-year-olds schools are more likely to focus on the core subjects which make it up; and therefore calls on the Government to recognise the importance and relevance of religious education by including it as a core subject in the English Baccalaureate.

Religious Days
for England and Wales
Christian: Ash Wednesday
March 09, 2011

Zoroastrian: Farvardigun
March 10, 2011

St Patrick's Day
March 17, 2011

Japanese: Shunbun No Hi
March 18, 2011

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