The good, the bad and the ugly of GCSE English resits

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When the Western-themed video game Red Dead Redemption 2 launched last month, it achieved the highest-grossing opening weekend of any entertainment product ever.

Those of us who teach GCSE English resits know the value of lassoing student crazes as they gallop by, and jumping on for the ride.

As a fan of westerns myself, who as a teenager watched the brat-packed, Bon Jovi-soundtracked Young Guns movies far too many times, I didn’t need an excuse.

What became clear once I began discussing it with students was a stark gender divide: only a tiny number of girls indicated that they enjoyed ...

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