– Brian Lightman, general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders
This is an extremely welcome decision. ASCL has never believed that GCSE is beyond repair and has been advocating this course of action for many months.
This decision will provide an opportunity to improve the existing qualification and will be warmly welcomed by the profession.
The Education Secretary Michael Gove has been forced to reverse his flagship plan to scrap GCSEs and replace them with a new English Baccalaureate.