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GCSE England decision welcomed by Wales' education minister

Wales' Education Minister Leighton Andrews has welcomed a decision to retain GCSEs in England.

Plans to scrap the qualifications in key subjects there have been abandoned by the UK government.

The original English proposals would have added to growing differences with the Welsh system. The Welsh government had already committed to keeping GCSEs.

BBC Wales political editor Betsan Powys reports.

  • 07 Feb 2013
  • From the section Wales