GCSEs should be scrapped and A-levels should be replaced by a mix of academic and vocational subjects, says Robert Halfon, chairman of the Education Select Committee.
His radical rewriting of England’s exam system is designed to give young people a much broader range of skills for their working lives.
The former Tory minister says GCSEs for 16-year-olds have become “pointless”.
The Department for Education defended GCSEs as “gold standard” exams.
But head teachers’ leader Geoff Barton said the