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GCSEs in England to get tougher under shake-up

An overhaul of GCSEs in England has been announced by Education Secretary Michael Gove as raising standards to "compete with the best in the world".

From 2015, GCSEs will move from coursework to exams at the end of two years and will be graded from 8 to 1, rather than A* to G.

"We need to reform our examination system to restore public confidence," Mr Gove told the House of Commons.

Reeta Chakrabarti reports.

  • 11 Jun 2013
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