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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