Government unveils shake-up of GCSE system

The existing GCSEs, which pupils have sat for nearly three decades, are to be swept aside, and a tougher and more rigorious exam will replace them, the Education Secretary announced today.

Pupils in England will attempt the new qualification from the summer of 2017. There will be less coursework and greater emphasis on final written tests.

Political Correspondent Libby Wiener reports:

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