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Stephen Twigg MP, Labour’s Shadow Education Secretary, commenting on today’s GCSE results, said:

“Congratulations to young people getting their GCSE results today; the result of real hard work and effort.

“There has been a big increase in the number of young people taking two or more exams in the same subject. This is bad for standards, school budgets and learning. Michael Gove needs to get a grip on the multiple entry exam practice that is distorting standards.

“We need an exam system that maintains standards year on year, accurately reflects pupil performance and that employers, universities, parents and young people have confidence in. David Cameron and Michael Gove are threatening school standards. We need a system that is fair and works for all young people.”

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