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PM 'unaware' of O-Level plans

David Cameron was not aware of Education Secretary Michael Gove's controversial plans to bring back O-levels until they were leaked this week, Nick Clegg claimed today.

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Conservative MP 'sceptical' about Gove's O-Level plan

Conservative MP Graham Stuart has told BBC Radio 4 that he is "sceptical" about Education Secretary Michael Gove's plan to scrap GCSEs. Mr Stuart said:

This has come out of the blue. Just last year, the government was ramping up its new GCSE target and now a year on we are having to change back to the future, and back to O-Levels. It does raise a lot of questions.

How exactly will a move back to traditional O-Levels help pupils? How will it help close the gap between rich and poor, how will it increase social mobility? These are the kind of questions we need to be putting to the Secretary of State.

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