Minister insists GCSE changes will improve grades

Minister for education Elizabeth Truss defended the government's GCSE overhaul, insisting that it will lead to increased grades across the ability scale.

The minister said the new plans would help improve all students and raise grades among both high achieving and low achieving students.

The MP said that after comparing Britain to the rest of the world, the government had found the right approach for students through less coursework and more end of course exams.

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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.