BBC News – Plans to scrap GCSEs in key subjects in England and replace them with English Baccalaureate Certificates are being abandoned by the government. The reversal was announced by the education secretary in the Commons, alongside curriculum changes.
DfE News and press notices – Curriculum, exam and accountability reform.
The Telegraph – Major U-turn as Coalition abandons plan to scrap GCSEs.
Guardian Education – Scrapping GCSEs was ‘a bridge too far’, admits Gove.
Guardian Education – Gove determined to reform GCSEs from 2015 after baccalaureate retreat.
Guardian Education – Government denies humiliating U-turn over GCSE replacement.
The Independent -Plans to introduce flagship new qualification to replace GCSEs are ‘a bridge too far’, says Michael Gove.
TES article – Experts warn against the ‘dark art’ of EBC pricing.
Mr Gove also launched the consultation on Secondary School Accountability measures