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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Gove: Higher level of demand will help students

Mr Gove said the higher level of demand in the new GCSEs would equip students to progress to higher education or a good apprenticeship.

Education Secretary Michael Gove makes a statement to MPs in the House of Commons, London on improving the structure and content of GCSEs. Credit: Press Association Images

The Education Secretary said the government could "raise the bar confidently, knowing we have the best generation of teachers ever in our schools to help students achieve more than ever before".

He said there was a widespread consensus that the government needed to improve the examination system to "enhance public confidence".

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