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Wales rejects GCSE changes

Wales rejects GCSE changes
The Welsh government has formally rejected planned changes to the exam system and will retain GCSEs.

Welsh deputy skills minister Jeff Cuthbert said the government was committed to providing "the best for students" and had "confidence" in the GCSE system.

"We will retain GCSEs and A-levels. Where necessary we will strengthen and amend these, but ultimately we have confidence in these well-established qualifications, which are recognised around the world," he said.

Last year Michael Gove announced plans for GCSEs to be replaced with the English Baccalaureate Certificates in key subjects.

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