English Baccalaureate plans from Michael Gove ‘threaten to wreck’ stability of entire examination system

Education Secretary Michael Gove’s plans for a new English Baccalaureate threaten to wreck the stability of the entire examination system, MPs warn today.

In a devastating criticism of the proposals, MPs on the influential Commons education select committee tell Mr Gove that the Government “has not proved its case that GCSEs in the key academic subjects should be abolished”.

Graham Stuart, the Conservative chairman of the committee, added: “We have serious concerns about the Government’s proposed timetable for change.

“Ministers want to introduce a new qualification, require a step-change in standards and alter the way exams are administered - all at the same time.  We believe this is trying to do too much, too quickly and we call on the Government to balance the pace of reform with the need to get it right.”

By Richard Garner, The Independent. Click here to read the article © The Independent