Breaking news from: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/michael-gove-forced-into-humiliating-uturn-over-exam-reform-8484074.html
"Michael Gove, the Education Secretary, will announce a major climbdown over his controversial plans to scrap GCSEs in favour of a new English Baccalaureate. In a surprise statement in the Commons, Mr Gove will reveal that he is abandoning plans to introduce the new qualification in 2015".
"GCSEs will remain, although they will be reformed in an attempt to restore confidence in them as an internationally respected qualification"
"The U-turn represents a political defeat for a minister seen by some Tory MPs as a potential successor to David Cameron".
This is an important setback for Gove and his plans to wreck education - now we must press ahead with strike action to force him back on performance-pay too !