Textbook publishing will be hit if exam boards scrapped

Textbook publishing will be hit if exam boards scrapped

Textbook publishing will be hit if exam boards are scrapped in the UK, an academic publishing consultant has warned.

Graham Taylor, formerly of the Publishers Association and now academic publishing consultant with The Long Game, said: “If you move to one exam board, or one exam board for each subject, there is no doubt that it will reduce the number and range of textbooks that are published.”

He was speaking following the news that education minister Nick Gibb is considering scrapping four exam boards and replacing them with a single body which would set questions for GCSEs and A-levels,...

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