MPs criticise plans to axe GCSEs

Government plans to axe GCSEs in favour of English Baccalaureate Certificates have been criticised by the Commons education select committee who are also asking the coalition to slow down its pace of exam reform.

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Plans to axe GCSEs: The system needs a 'proper review'

MPs and education professionals are warning that plans to axe GCSEs in favour of English Baccalaureate Certificates in English, maths and science could lead to the 'downgrading' of remaining GCSE subjects.

Speaking to ITV Daybreak, Kathryn James from the National Association of Head Teachers said: "[The Government] is putting in a system, far too quickly, without a proper review."

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