GCSEs 'simply don't work anymore'

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.

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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.