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Baccalaureate replaces GCSEs

The GCSE exam for 16-year-old children in England is to be replaced by an English Baccalaureate Certificate (EBacc), with the first courses to begin in September 2015, it was announced today.

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'Deeply disappointing' that Gove's exam reform appeared in the press

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.

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