GCSEs axed: True test to restore faith in exam system
Graeme PatonIn the Coalition’s most ambitious education reforms to date, the Education Secretary announced that exams sat at the age of 16 would be redrawn to drive up standards and prevent schools “teaching to the test”.
GCSEs will be scrapped in favour of new English Baccalaureate Certificates (EBaccs) focusing on traditional academic disciplines such as English, maths and science, Mr Gove said.
He added that the reforms would represent the end of an “exam system that has narrowed the curriculum, forced idealistic professionals to teach to the test and encouraged heads to offer children the softest possible options”.
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"GCSEs axed: True test to restore faith in exam system", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), septembre 2012. Consulté le 01/12/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/gcses-axed-true-test-to-restore-faith-in-exam-system