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'Case not made' to scrap GCSEs, MPs say

The government's plan to scrap GCSEs in key subjects in England has been strongly criticised by MPs.

The Education Select Committee also voiced concerns about the timetable for change, saying changing "too much, too fast" could threaten exam quality.

The cross-party committee has been examining plans to replace GCSEs with English Baccalaureate certificates.

Speaking to the BBC, committee chairman and Conservative MP Graham Stuart said that ministers had "not yet made the case" to scrap GCSE.

"We're not sure the government has thought this through properly", he added.

  • 31 Jan 2013
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