CBI leader John Cridland: GCSEs should be scrapped

GCSEs should be scrapped and replaced with tailored courses, including vocational skills, according to the leader of the Confederation of British Industry.

In his new year message, John Cridland said the current education system was leaving too many young people behind and suggested GCSEs should be replaced by a four-year learning plan for pupils between the ages of 14 and 18.

Andrew Verity reports.