Government plans to axe GCSEs in favour of English Baccalaureate Certificates in English, maths and science have been critisised in a report by the Commons education select committee. MPs fear the subjects remaining as GCSEs will effectively be 'downgraded'.
The report says:
We are very concerned about the potential impact of the EBCs on subjects outside the English Baccalaureate, which will be left with 'discredited' GCSE qualifications for some time.
We question the extent to which it is possible to 'upgrade' some subjects without implicitly 'downgrading' others.
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