Nick Clegg has said he "wholeheartedly" supports Michael Gove's plans to replace GCSEs with the English Baccalaureate Certificate.
Speaking during a visit to Burlington Danes Academy school in White City, west London, he said:
– Nick Clegg, deputy prime minister
There are many people who think that if you want to make the system more rigorous, you have to leave some behind, but I disagree.
"I think you can have greater rigour in the exam system, that's a good thing, but also ensure we can cater for all children, the same way the present exam does.
Michael Gove and I have worked closely on this, we are both committed equally to greater rigour in the exam system, yet being inclusive and supportive within the system.
I wholeheartedly support this, I think this is a really good reform.