We would like to thank the series editors of Learning to Teach Subjects in the Secondary School, particularly Sue Capel and, at Routledge, Helen Fairlie for their guidance and support.
Permission to use materials has been granted as follows:
'GCSE '98: What's the Difference?' (English and Media Magazine, 34, summer 1996, pp. 21-26), by the English and Media Centre.
'GCSE English: The Background to the Current Concerns' (NATE News, spring 1994, p. 9), by NATE.
Permission to print 'The Writer', by Sujata Bhatt, from Jumping Across Worlds (Bhinda, ed., 1994, NATE), originally published in Brunizem (Bloom, Carcanet) has been given by Carcanet Press.
Permission to print 'Don' Go Ova Dere' by Valerie Bloom from Duppy Jamboree (Bloom, 1992, Cambridge University Press) has been given by Valerie Bloom and Cambridge University Press.
Permission to print 'Youth and Age' from Catching the Spider by John Mole (Mole, 1990, Blackie) has been given by John Mole.
'Skills', by Anne Stevenson, from Four and a Half Dancing Men (Stevenson, 1993, Oxford University Press) has been printed by permission of Oxford University Press. 'The Fair' by Vernon Scannell was taken from Vernon Scannell's Selected Poems (Allison and Busby) and has been reproduced by permission of the author.