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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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English Baccalaureate will make 'enhanced provision' for students

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.

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