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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 claims new GCSEs will be more 'rigorous'

The Education Secretary Michael Gove has announced plans for the new GCSE's saying the new exams will be "challenging, more ambitious and more rigorous".

Mr Gove speaking in the Commons Credit: PA

Speaking in the commons Mr Gove said:

"There will be more extended writing in subjects such as English and History. There should be more testing in advanced problem solving skills in mathematics and science."

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