Secretary of State for Education, Michael Gove, made a statement in the House of Commons on Tuesday 11 June 2013 on improving the structure and content of GCSEs
Shadow Secretary of State for Education, Stephen Twigg, responded to the statement on behalf of the Opposition.
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