Stephen Twigg MP, Labour's Shadow Education Secretary, said on reports of I-levels and changes to GCSEs:
"This is now the third time Michael Gove has tried to abolish GCSEs. He keeps failing because he hasn't got a thought through plan to improve exams. Changing letters to numbers and the name of the exams is hardly the key to higher standards. We need serious proposals that learn from the best countries in the world. This needs a rigorous focus on English and Maths and testing both academic knowledge and the skills that young people will need in the workplace."