Mr Gove revealed that awarding exam bodies will be given a clearer idea of what the government expects in each subject.
"Under the previous system, specifications were often too vague," he said.
"This caused suspicion and speculation that some exam boards were harder than others, undermining the credibility of the exam system as a whole.
"Including more detail in our requirements for subject content should ensure greater consistency and fairness across subjects and between exam boards."
On his third attempt, Michael Gove has unveiled plans to shake-up the current exam process for assessing 16 year olds in England.
As the government outlines changes to the GCSE system, we take a look at current maths exam papers. How well did you do?
As the government outlines changes to the GCSE system, we take a look at current maths exam papers. How well would you do?