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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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Exams regulator set to announce GCSE reforms

Details of the most radical overhaul of GCSEs in England for a generation will be announced today, including plans to scrap the current grading system.

Exams regulator Ofqual will publish a consultation setting out proposals that are likely to include plans to axe coursework in the majority of subjects, an introduction of end of course exams, and less re-sits.

The proposals are set to be the most radical for a generation.

The grading system could also be overhauled leading to current A*-G grades being scrapped and replaced with a numbered system.

The Department for Education is also expected to unveil new information on the content of the exams today.

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