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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Gove pushes through radical changes to exams despite compromise

Michael Gove has reformed the school exam system - but not in the way he initially intended.

There was a big row inside government between the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats and what we've ended up with is a compromise - critics might say a fudge.

What are people who are sitting GCSEs over the coming years supposed to think when their exam is being downgraded?

However, it's worth pointing out that there are some radical changes about this.

A lot of people in education would say that they get incredibly frustrated with the current system, they feel that having multiple exam boards inevitably leads to a race.

So there are some significant changes today, and Mr Gove would certainly like us to focus on that.

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