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Gove: Replacing GCSE with Baccalaureate 'bridge too far'

7 February 2013 Last updated at 19:11 GMT

Plans to scrap GCSEs in key subjects in England and replace them with an English Baccalaureate Certificate have been abandoned by the government.

Education Secretary Michael Gove told MPs the proposals for new exams in English, Maths and Science were "a bridge too far".

Reeta Chakrabarti reports.