GCSE overhaul in England made final by Ofqual

Exams regulator Ofqual has confirmed the changes it is making to GCSEs, in what it calls the biggest shake-up in exams in England for a generation.

A new grading system will use numbers instead of letters and coursework is being scrapped for most subjects.

The changes will be in stages, starting with pupils taking GCSE exams in 2017 – those who will be 13 before the end of the current school year.

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