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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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Gove plans to overhaul GCSEs and A-levels in England

The Education Secretary has announced plans to overhaul GCSEs and A-levels in England.

The reforms will see new GCSEs in academic subjects including English and maths introduced in 2015, as well as revamped A-levels in a number of subjects.

Michael Gove's proposals represent the most radical overhaul of examinations for 16-year-olds for a generation.

Education Secretary Michael Gove Credit: Press Association

Last year, Mr Gove announced plans to replace GCSEs with English Baccalaureate Certificates, with each subject to be set by a single exam board.

However, this was later scrapped with Mr Gove conceding at the time "one of the proposals I put forward was a bridge too far".

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