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Nick Clegg on coalition GCSE exam education changes

Changes to the exam system for 16-year-olds in England will "give parents confidence" in the examinations their children take in the future, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has said.

Mr Clegg also said the coalition changes would "raise standards for all our children" but he added that it would "not exclude any children".

GCSEs will be ditched in 2015, and replaced with what ministers claim will be a more rigorous system.

Education Secretary Michael Gove will set out the changes in detail in the Commons.