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Ebacc Proposal Abandoned
Thu 7 Feb 2013
The campaign to halt the replacement of GCSEs with English Baccalaureate Certificates has been successful.
The government has backed down over their proposed English Baccalaureate Certificates – replacements for selected GCSEs.

The Government has also agreed to introduce a new accountability measure for schools that will include creative subjects.

The report in the Independent that broke the story credited the Education Select Committee’s crushing report and the letter delivered to Number 10 from 100 creative industry and education leaders (coordinated by Bacc for the Future and including NAWE) as being the final straws.

The reversal was announced by the education secretary in the Commons, alongside curriculum changes.

Michael Gove said plans for the new exams had been "a bridge too far".

Read the BBC coverage.
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