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Stephen Twigg, Labour’s Shadow Education Secretary, commenting on the GCSE High Court ruling, said:

"This will be deeply disappointing to thousands of pupils who were affected. The Government must ensure these problems don't happen again. Now that Michael Gove’s English Baccalaureate reforms have fallen apart it is vital that he restores the credibility of exams for the future.
“Michael Gove has no vision for the education system we need to build so all young people can play a part in modern economy. His narrow, backward looking plans are leading to fewer young people staying on in education post-16, and he has no plan for what all young people will study up to 18. In an age when all young people need good skills and knowledge to get ahead, this is unacceptable.”

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