Teenagers in Wales should continue to sit GCSEs as a central part of the school qualifications system. That is a recommendations of an independent report published today.
It says GCSEs and A levels should be retained as part of the Welsh Baccalaureate - a key difference from what is planned in England. Our Education Correspondent Joanna Simpson was at Neath Port Talbot College for the announcement.
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