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Pendle MP backs plan for new exams
11:00pm Thursday 20th September 2012 in News
PENDLE MP Andrew Stephenson has backed bold reforms to new exams that local pupils will take at 16.
The changes, announced earlier this week by Education Secretary Michael Gove, will mean a focus on the subjects that employers say they value most.
Conservative Mr Stephenson said: “Many people across Pendle have expressed concern to me about the current examination system and businesses have expressed concerns about school leavers lacking the skills they need to begin work.
“These changes will ensure that young people in Pendle have an exam system that matches the world’s best and prepares them for success in the workplace.”
Under the plans, English Baccalaureate Certificates (EBCs) will replace GCSEs in the core subjects.