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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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Education Committee: 'Don't ignore warning voices'

The Education Committee is concerned that there is a rush towards separate exam systems for England, Wales and Northern Ireland, without careful reflection on what might be lost, or consensus that this is the right thing to do.

The turmoil surrounding last summer's GCSE English results highlights the importance of carefully developing new sets of exams.

A series of avoidable errors were made when the current GCSE English was being designed under the previous Government.

When pursuing future reforms, it is crucial that ministers and Ofqual pay careful attention to expert opinion and don't ignore warning voices.

– Select committee chairman Graham Stuart

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