Stephen Twigg, Labour's Shadow Education Secretary, said:
Yet again Michael Gove is all about turning the clock back. This plan would narrow the options for young people.
It's no wonder leading universities like Oxford and Cambridge say this is a mistake.
We need to have more high quality options available to at age 16, including all young people studying English and Maths to 18.
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