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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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Exam boards will be given 'clearer idea of expectations'

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."

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