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Mary Bousted and Graham Stuart on harder school exams

15 May 2012 Last updated at 11:26 BST

Free schools, an accelerated move to academies and a planned return to a more rigorous, traditional type of exam are part of government changes for the English education system.

David Thompson reports from a very old-school school and speaks to Association of Teachers and Lecturers' general secretary Mary Bousted and Graham Stuart MP, who chairs the Commons Education Select Committee, to ask if ministers have got the pace right.

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