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ITV's Paul Davies has visited a school in Cambridge, where pupils and staff are concerned about the implications of the switch from GCSEs to the English Baccalaureate Certificate.
The government's view is that the GCSE exam reform will bring much needed rigour to a system where standards have been slipping for years, reports Tom Bradby.
Christine Blower, general secretary of the National Union of Teachers (NUT) has commented on Michael Gove's plans to replace GCSEs with the English Baccalaureate Certificate.
Alun Cairns, MP for the Vale of Glamorgan, is concerned that if the Welsh Government don't change their stance on GCSEs in Wales, Welsh students could be left behind.
Nick Clegg has said he "wholeheartedly" supports Michael Gove's plans to replace GCSEs with the English Baccalaureate Certificate.
Speaking during a visit to Burlington Danes Academy school in White City, west London, he said:
Michael Gove has said that GCSE exams were "designed for a different age", promising to restore exam rigour and tackle grade inflation.
Shadow Secretary of State for Education Stephen Twigg has said that it is "deeply disappointing" that information about Michael Gove's exam reform appeared in the Mail on Sunday ahead of an official announcement.
Mr Twigg also accused Mr Gove of failing to produce a plan to solve the "fiasco" of the English GCSE marking controversy.
The new English Baccalaureate Certificate examinations will make "enhanced provision" for students who find them difficult, says Michael Gove.
Speaking in the House of Commons, Mr Gove said that students who felt they would not be able to sit the exams at 16 would instead be able to sit them at 17 or 18.
Michael Gove today called for "the race to the bottom to end", announcing an exams shakeup that will see GCSEs replaced with the English Baccalaureate Certificate.
Speaking in the House of Commons, Mr Gove said that GCSEs "forced teaching to the test" and said that it was time to raise student aspirations and "restore rigour" to the examination system.
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The GCSE exam for children in England is to be replaced by an English Baccalaureate Certificate with the first courses to begin in 2015.
Education Secretary Michael Gove is to unveil details of a major overhaul of GCSE exams marking a return in part to the old O-level system.