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Gove 'U-turn' on GCSEs

The Education Secretary Michael Gove has been forced to reverse his flagship plan to scrap GCSEs and replace them with a new English Baccalaureate.

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Michael Gove's 'failed vision for education'

The Shadow Education Secretary Stephen Twigg said today's announcement was a humiliating climbdown for Michael Gove. Speaking to the Commons Mr Twigg said:

This is a failed vision for education. A total misunderstanding of the future needs of our country. A total shambles. Forced into apologising to the House when you scrapped Building Schools for the Future. Forced into a partial U-turn on school sport. You should have learned your lesson by now.

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