Shadow education secretary Ed Balls
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GCSEs 'are not getting easier' says Ed Balls

The latest GCSE results show that the pass rate has increased for the 23rd year in a row.

A record proportion of students in England, Wales and Northern Ireland achieved grades A star to C.

Education experts have warned that school leavers will face a particularly competitive jobs market.

The shadow education secretary Ed Balls, disagrees with those who say the exams are getting easier.

  • 24 Aug 2010