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Michael Gove outlines plans for O-level style exams to replace GCSEs

The Education Secretary, Michael Gove, has set out proposals to scrap GCSEs in a return to O-level style exams.

Mr Gove was forced to make a statement in the House of Commons, after documents setting out the move were leaked to the Daily Mail.

He denied the move was a return to the past - saying the change would ensure an education system that compared with the most rigorous in the world.

Reeta Chakrabarti reports.

  • 21 Jun 2012
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