Plans to replace the current GCSE exams with a new type of qualification are being scrapped by the Government.
The news has been broadly welcomed by schools in the south, following months of concern and opposition to the proposals.
The Education Secretary and Surrey Heath MP Michael Gove announced the change of heart in the Commons today.
Our social affairs correspondent Christine Alsford reports on latest developments and speaks to Jennifer Smith of Brighton & Hove High School for Girls, and Christopher Anders of Park Community School.
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