21/06/2012 09:10 BST

Michael Gove Confirms Plans To Scrap GCSEs

Education secretary Michael Gove has all but confirmed he is to scrap GCSEs in England and replace them with a system similar to O-Levels.

Following a leaked report published on Thursday, suggesting the exams system was set for its biggest overhaul for a generation, Gove told the Commons that GCSEs were failing pupils because fewer than 40% of 16-year-olds were getting five good grades, including English and Maths.

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