Warning comes amid claim that English GCSE students may finish course without studying a single Black author.
Students will be able to drop subject areas in next year's exams, but teachers fear it could mean even less BAME representation in the curriculum.
Nathan, in partnership with his colleague Leon Hady, wants to transform how GCSE students revise for English Literature. With an aim of teaching one million students, the pair - through the TuitionKit platform - have launched a set of hip-hop poetry videos that take on core texts and poems from the curriculum and turn them into rap.
With tuition fees at £9,000 a year and set to rise even further, the stakes are high, and a degree is becomingly increasingly viewed as a sales transaction, only worth obtaining if you'll do something economically 'useful' (read: science or technology-based) in the end. But, despite what Michael Gove and co might think, education is more than a commodity, and a chronic disregard for the merits of arts degrees could result in the steady erosion of our culture.
Which begs the question, can any film or television production ever "do justice" to the telling of any great story or life? It's not even a question.
The Open University is D.I.Y for the mind. With the tools they provide, you'll be able to build something useful, sustainable and concrete. If you want it, you can have it, all you have to do is apply yourself and keep going, regardless of how hard it gets. You can do it, and you won't regret trying.
Brace yourselves, this may come as something of a surprise. I've dropped out of Oxford. Yes, I know. It's something of an about face considering my previous posts but hear me out. I left, not due to egregious academic incompetence, lewd or licentious behaviour beneath hall tables or even to pursue a love interest. It's taken me a while to reflect on this but here I go. I'd welcome your thoughts.