Education minister: three-country exam system is over

Education Minister Leighton Andrews says the Michael Gove letter means 'the days of three country regulation [of exams] are over.' He says the priority is now to ensure that a future Wales-only system has the confidence of students, schools, universities and employers.

Leighton Andrews also says that he's been in contact with his counterpart in Northern Ireland to look at the possibility of a joint regulatory system.

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MPs: Exams should not split

The House of Commons Education Select Committee says Wales, England and Northern Ireland should not rush into separate exam systems. Education Secretary Michael Gove had urged 'the time is now right' to consider splitting off.