More exams in GCSE shake-up

Michael Gove has unveiled plans for a reform of the GCSE system with less emphasis on coursework and more on exams.

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DoE: English GCSE structure to blame for problems

This report is clear that the problems in last year's English GCSE can be directly attributed to the design of English GCSEs, in particular the modular approach and the high level of controlled assessment.

The previous judicial review also came to that conclusion that it was the structure of the qualification that was to blame.

That's why we took immediate action to get rid of GCSE modules and are taking action to reduce controlled assessment.

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