One of the leading British exam boards, Edexcel, has bowed to public pressure and agreed to include a woman composer in the A-level syllabus for school-leaving exams.
The campaign was started last month by a schoolgirl, Jessy McCabe, and gathered support from various media and educators. This week, Edexcel’s owners Pearson apologised to Jessy and agreed to consult on which woman composer to include next year. They are asking Judith Weir, the Queen’s musician.
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