Thank you all for your continued support and helpful feedback. Today I met with my MP, Nicola Blackwood, at the Houses of Parliament. She listened to the range of opinions and concerns expressed in the petition and agreed that 63,000+ people who felt this strongly deserved to be heard.
She has promised to use her position to request a meeting with the Department for Education and I hope to assemble a range of attendees to underline the broad spectrum of opposition to these changes. The petition should be represented by teachers, parents, students and academics.
Thank you to those who were able to post views on the DfE Facebook page. This was a valuable contribution and your comments are there (under Posts by Others) to show the strength of feeling on this issue. I appreciate that not everyone uses social media, but any pressure via email to MPs, or through FB or Twitter is all valuable in keeping GCSE Literature in the public eye.