Plan To Scrap GCSEs Heavily Criticised

MPs have strongly criticised government plans to scrap GCSEs in key subjects in England.

The government said it was "making major changes to ensure we have world class exams that raise standards".

However, saying changing "too much, too fast" could threaten exam quality, the Education Select Committee voiced concerns about the timetable for change.

The committee said there were so many worries, it should act as a "red light" to the government.

The government plans to abolish GCSEs for core subjects and introduce English Baccalaureate certificates from 2015, with one exam board for each subject.

But the committee said the government had failed to prove such a change was necessary.


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