Edexcel initially defended decision to cut British jazz artist Courtney Pine from course

An exam board has admitted it was wrong to drop the work of the British jazz artist Courtney Pine from its A-level music course, thereby leaving no black composers on the course’s syllabus.

The Guardian revealed this month that Edexcel had cut Pine’s compositions from the works in its jazz and popular music category for A-levels, while retaining albums by Kate Bush and the Beatles.

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