GCSEs 'designed for different age' says Gove

Michael Gove has said that GCSE exams were "designed for a different age", promising to restore exam rigour and tackle grade inflation.

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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.